Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Showers and the Calendar Girls

Welcome to the fifth round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is Ms. April, my friend Terry.  The challenge this month was to show me your April Showers. Here are the two requirements Terry set for us:

1—Use an image with a duck, puddle, an umbrella or anything resembling rain or water ~~ that was simple as this Whipper Snapper Designs image is one of my favorites to ink up.

2—Use a fun technique on your cad that is “water related”—examples were a gel, waterfall or wiper card, using watercolors or misting with markers or Crystal Effects~~ Bingo!  I used CE on the boots so they are shiny yellow boots.

So, here is my card for the month. 

Image—Whipper Snapper Designs Umbrella and Slicker and Friends are Umbrellas Sentiment.

Cardstock—SU Only Orange, Gina K Designs In the Navy, Sweet Corn &White, Reminisce Rainy and Colorful designer paper.

Ink—Memento Black, SU Only Orange

Accessories—Square Blue Brads, Yellow ribbon, Copics and Crystal Effects on boots.

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit, but I am sure you will enjoy all of the April Shower creations.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Carol W said...

Cute, cute card Barb. I love the image and the CE on the boots....brilliant. I love your coloring, your layout and color reminds me of spring...Great job!!

April said...

oh, oh, oh..... I love your choice of dp's! What a fab-tab-ulous card!

MiamiKel said...

Barb, this is seriously adorable! What a fun image and I'm seeing it for the first time and it just made me smile! Beautiful design on your card and the umbrella picture is the PERFECT touch! Gorgeous!!!! x0x0

Michelle said...

Cute card! I love that image..(I almost used this one too) Love your layout, and coloring, and color combination. The DP is perfect...almost used that too.

dweatter said...

Soooo cute! I love this image from WS and the sentiment is perfect! Love all the different layers and papers. That umbrella paper is great! Wonderfully done my friend.

:: BlueInks :: said...

The image is adorable. The sentiment is perfect for the card. I just love it!!!! Great job, Barb.

Terry Ladwig said...

Wow Barb....I love the inage and the sentiment!! How cute!!!

I love everything about this card down to the umbrella paper and the CE boots!!

Thanks for having fun with my challenge ☺

~Paola~ said...

what a sweet,adorable image!! Awesomely colored too Barb!I love how you accessorized it w/ two diff/ d/p too! Wonderful job!!!:o)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, Barb... what a wonderful watery card! I love the WS image you used and that sentiment is perfect! Awesome use of papers and accessories, too! Those boots are too fun!

Magento Themes said...

wow!!! awesome blog. Adorable picture. That umbrella and rain coat are looking great. Its so cute. Thanks for this.Magento Themes

Darlene said...

What a great card! Love the image and your colors really pop! The sentiment is so true. Great job!

kadie said...

Ack, my post went poof!!
Well, here goes again...
This is SUPER DUPER cute, Barb!! And I LOVE that sentiment.
*sigh* This is me on most days, seeking shelter beneath my umbrella. HUGS