This is a photo of my nephew, Michael, when he was small. He got a shiny new rain coat and couldn't wait to go outside and try it out. He was waiting so patiently for rain! Oh to be a child again and be amazed at something as simple as rain.
I started the layout with a sheet of NRN Burnt Umber Speckle background paper with a piece of NRN Water Speckle torn and placed across the bottom. I scanned the photos and printed one of them black and white and then lightly colored in his rain coat with a ZIG PHOTO TWIN soft yellow marker. Lots of torn edges add softness to the page. I wanted to create the feeling of a gentle rain for this layout. I added feathers for more soft texture. I printed a photo of a real Duck Crossing sign and tore the edges to match and placed it on a tag. Little duck paper piecings at the bottom add whimsy. I printed my journaling using ENVOY THIN font on top of a light close up of one of his photos as the background. I also used Fiskars Cotton Candy scissors, Adornments white fibers and Jill's Paper Doll World yellow cardstock.
How did I get those rain drops to look so real??? Neat trick I came up with! I placed ZOTS clear adhesive dots on the page and lightly dabbed ZIG blue marker ink with my finger on them! This not only gave them a touch of color, but it reduced the stickiness. I dabbed them again with a little baby powder and this reduced the stickiness even more, and allowed me to get it into a page protector where they will stay protected.