Monday, April 14, 2014

April Showers......

.....Bring May Flowers.  Yay!  LOVE this time of year, so full of life and rebirth after one of the longest winters I can remember.  I am not sure, but the older I become the longer the winters feel.....what's up with that?

Today's card will be entered into the CAS #90 Wet Challenge, and the Mod Squad Blog Spring Into Spring Challenge, to use 3 bright Springy colors AND to use your stamps to make your own Designer Paper. 

I used the umbrella image from the Warm Spring Wishes stamp set from Gina K Designs.  Paper pieced the top using 4 different colored card stocks.  I also added some glitz with the corresponding Sakura Glitter Pens and colored in the dots.   Stamped the sentiment and before adhering the image to the base I flicked light blue and dark blue paint all over it using an old toothbrush, to make the rain.  I then took some Diamond Stickles and dabbed that all over the dried paint.  Traced the outline of the umbrella with more Sakura Glitter Pens and added an adhesive pearl at the top.
Yesterday I finished cleaning out my garden beds, tossed in a ton of seeds I collected last fall like, Marigolds (I NEVER buy these anymore) Black Eyed Susans, Purple Cone Flowers, Cosmos, Cleome, Shasta Daisies, just to name a few.  (praying for a light shower of rain!)
Thanks so much for popping by.


  1. Love this cute little card that is so colorful in the rain. Sweet idea for the rain. Wish I could send you some of the rainwe are getting for the last few days. Good for the seeds and crafting. Lol

  2. Donna, I love that colorful, sweet umbrella and the flicked paint background...a definite "wet" feeling! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  3. SO SWEET!! this would brighten anyone's day. Such a clever way to do the rain. May your day be rainy....just enough to water your garden ;)

  4. Love that bright, pretty umbrella on the splattered background! Very pretty!

  5. This is just adorable. Looks like you stamped the umbrella on brown - really makes it pop. LOVE it!!!