Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crafty Gals April Showers Card

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with the 5th Challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This month, the challenge was posted by Diane.  Here are the details:

"April Showers bring May Flowers"
Since April is supposed to be a rainy month in most of the country, I thought we would try a "water" challenge. My challenge to you is to incorporate water in some way on your card. It can be rain, puddles, ocean, sea, beach, lake, bathtub or anything else you can think of. In addition to the water, I want you to use ribbon, brads and patterned paper on your card. I can't wait to see your creations and I hope you all enjoy this month's challenge.

I have quite a few images that fit this description and found a newer one that has not seen ink yet.  I think this is such a cute image and I really like the raindrop designer paper.  I made a square card so I was able to incorporate all of the components. 

I used crystal effects on his boots, so they looked like he had been playing in the puddles.

The sentiment on the inside is perfect for this image.

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Sunshine in the Rain; Whipper Snapper Friends are Umbrellas

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’Up Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight; Echo Park Walk in the Park Raindrops patterned paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories—Copics; Yellow Button & Bakers Twine; Yellow Brads; Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon;

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our “April Shower” creations. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



What an adorable card! Love the added sparkle & your coloring is very nice! Great job on the challenge Barb!!!!!


awww very sweet PB image and sooooooooooo well colored Barb ♥...I love your colorful d/p shaped like raindrops...awesome
card for your April's challenge...
Looks like U and I have a similar my blog...LOL


this is sweet Barb! I love that image and the papers you used! Great card :)


Nicely done! That atterned paper really sets it off!

Carolina Little

AWWWW Barb!!!. Your image is soooo cute!!!. Love that little ducky!!! Very nice card!!!.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Oh my goodness, Barb! This card is way too cute! Those boots........ wow!!! I love the shine! And that paper! And the layout! And the button and brads!!!

Can you tell I love your card?

Patty Gorka

What a sweet image! Great coloring and I love the pop of yellow on your card, super cute!


What a cute image! Great layout!

:: BlueInks ::

So cute! Those galoshes are perfectly sparkling. I really like the sentiment and how you treated it.


Such an adorable piece. He looks so cute in the raincoat and hat with his little friend..I love the wet boots and the drips...Fun card.

Heather B

Cute!! Perfect for the theme.


What an absolutely adorable image!! And the raindrop DP is perfect. Just look at the cute little guy at his feet offering a flower...Awwww. Excellent layout too. Crystal Effects is perfect for making his boots look wet. Great sentiment inside too!

Diane Clark-Sutton

I love that image. The patterned paper matches perfectly. Good idea to use the Crystal Effects on the boots.


Sweet coloring, love the sparkly boots! Fun card for this challenge