Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello everyone. Hope your weekend is one filled with love and hapiness!!

I wanted to do a little experimenting with some of my newer crafting items partnered with some of my old forgotten ones.

The newer items are my Spectrum Noir markers and my Gelly Roll pens.
The old and neglected items are the stamps, stamp pads and my Nate's ABCs cartridge.

I stamped the frame background stamp, then stamped the leaves. I tried to color the flower and heart stamps with my markers then stamp them but I just couldn't get the color I wanted so I colored them in instead.

I cut the umbrella, puddle, boots and reeds from Nate's ABCs in blue (the base is all one piece). Then the umbrella top from light purple and the reeds from pale green. To get the boots and umbrella to match the background I colored them with my markers. The raindrops are hand drawn with my Gelly Roll pen.

It started to rain when I was taking this picture so there are real ones, too. lol

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Card front frame background stamp from Close To My Heart.
*Umbrella, boots, puddle and reeds cut at 2.75 in. from the Cricut Nate's ABCs cartridge.
*Umbrella top embossed with stars from the Cuttlebug Skyward Set.
*Spectrum Noir markers #TB2, #TB3, and #TB9 to color boots and umbrella.
*Thank you sentiment from Stamp Francisco.
*Stamp pads from CTMH Tempting Turquoise and Green Chiffon.
*Raindrops made with Gelly Roll pen.
*Buttons from my stash

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Please check out these super challenges I've entered.
Fantabulous Cricut #156 April showers with umbrella
Cuttin and Stampin #15 Thank you
Die Cuttin Divas #111 Star
Everyday is an Occasion #8 Linky party
D.L.Art April Link up
D.L. Art #107 Rain
My Paper Crafting #128 Rain/water
Simon Says Stamp and Show Background
Cardz TV #28 Cute as a button
Scrappy Moms Stamps Spring is in bloom with flower
Delightful Sketches Color my world anything colorful
Crafty Creations No patterned paper
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything goes


  1. Great card - I love the raindrops and the shades of blue and green. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. Very nice! Thank you for sharing with us at FCCB:-)


  3. Love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for joining the umbrella challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  4. Love that you are trying new techniques. I get so comfortable with using what I know I tend not to experiment often. That is a summer goal...try new techniques!

  5. Great card D!! Love the umbrella and boots. TFS

  6. This is great, that background paper is perfect with your images!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  7. Beautiful card and love the colors!
    Thank you for joining in on the
    creative Inspirations paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt member

  8. lovely card i love the colors and cute placement of the buttons :) thanks for sharing with us at cardztv :)

  9. Cute - love the boots! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  10. Great card, love the cuts you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. D. , your card is so adorable! Love it!! :) You are the winner of my blog candy! :) please email me your address and I will send it to you. Congratulations! Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

  12. Lovely, this is perfect for the challenge, thanks for joining CTVS!

  13. Thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. I really appreciate them.

  14. Great card D-. It's fun to experiment with new items and remember some of the old ones that get put on a shelf. I think your card is great and if you keep working on this technique, you will get better at it. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' this week.

    Tammy S.

  15. Great card - thanks for playing with us at Cuttin and Stampin!
    Doris :)

  16. Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "Digital Delightful" this week.

  17. I like how you used the buttons for the flower centers. Thanks for playing at CardzTV.

  18. Lovely card. The colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us last week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon!

  19. Beautiful papers and a lovely card, D. Thanks so much for linking up to!

    ~ Jen, MPC Design Team


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