Saturday, 1 March 2014


Hi and welcome. Think of rainbows and misty rain and you'll have the perfect inspiration at Pixels and Paper this month. Interpret this photo as you wish and come and join us.

Pop on over to:  to see what the rest of the team has done for this month's challenge.
My take on this photo was to take the colours of the rainbow as a background for my layout. This was done with a piece previously gessoed and spritzed with dylusion ink sprays (a second generation print).

 To make a more uniformly covered background I swiped it with distress stains and then oversprayed with white dylusion ink to soften the colours more and to help them blend onto each other.

Images were stamped onto tissue paper and attached to the background with collage pauge.

A mauve vellum overlay was added to give the whole piece a misty, soft, luminescent appearance.
This w also stamped and streaked with Kindyglitz (falling raindrops).
Close up of 'rain' streaks
Close up of stamping and die-cut leaves
The photo was taken along the Huon River in Tasmania, just after a passing shower. We intentionally made sure that the sun's glow was a feature, but it was a surprise to see the effect of the twisted light when the photos were viewed later and then developed..... cool effect!

Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments. Come and play with us at Pixels and Paper. We'd love to see your art.
Have a great weekend.
Cheers, Di.


  1. Hi Di. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today. Just love this piece you've created here. The rain streaks are so effective. I really love how you've used the inks in the background and softening technique is perfect.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Glorious rainbows, both in the first photo and in your colourful layered background. What a fabulous rainy effect contrasting with that fabulous sun lit streak in the photo - wonderful layout!
    Alison x

  3. What a totally delightful layout Di for a brilliant magical photo!

  4. Oh my goodness, this is incredible, you really have created the most beautiful here Di. Those shimmering rain streaks are stunning. I love this. Anne xx

  5. Wow Di this turned out beautifully, I love the way the vellum totally changes and softens your background. It is just perfect for your beautiful photo. A wonderfully inspired piece. xx