Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rain Dance

     This week, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge at Sentimental Sundays and their theme is "Outdoor Fun."  This is a card I did as a Doodle Pantry DT member for that challenge.  I did it hoping that the area where I live would get a bit more rain; we've had such a dry year that all our outdoor fun is tempered by high fire danger.  So, using "Umbrella Ants" seemed a perfect choice, and they're obviously having tons of outdoor fun!  :-D


     I colored the image with Copics and Promarkers, added "Fairy Dust" paint from Creative Inspirations Paints to the raindrops and puddle, then die cut it and added a die cut frame.  I matted the entire image onto brown CS, leaving one edge free so I could slide the ribbon under it just slightly.  I added everything to parchment CS in the same Creme Brulee shade as the umbrella.  The sentiment is mine, printed with a computer font, and matted with a scrap piece from die cutting the frame.  I used only the three types of embellishment: ribbon, bow, and 3 brads.

     Challenges:
2 Sisters -- Outdoor Fun
4 Crafty Chicks -- Critters
ABC Challenge -- N for Not just one (3 embellies)
A&T Emerald Faeries -- Ribbons
Card and Scrap -- Lots of layers
Color My Heart -- Creme Brulee & Juniper
Creative Inspirations Paint -- Anything goes
DL.ART -- Splash
Hanna and Friends -- Make a scene
Oozak -- AG w/ earth tones
Outlawz Paper Ala Mode -- Anything goes
QKR Stampede -- For the boys
Scrappy Frogs -- Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss -- Water

     OK, a double post for today.  Hope your weekend is going well, my friends and followers, and that you have found time for fun and play.  In addition, for those of you in the US, how about taking a moment or two of reflection on the reason for this holiday weekend?  Say a prayer of thanks to all who have served to protect us in times of war and conflict.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

22 comments:

jimlynn said...

So glad you did "the rain dance" today - we're actually getting a little bit of the wet stuff! It's been so long since we've seen rain and we got 2 whole inches day before yesterday!!! WooHoo!
Back to your card though......precious! Love the bow and your coloring is fantastic! Love the shine of that rain!
Lynn

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo awesome! Love the paint you have added to the water. Great shimmer effect.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous!!! Love the image and the sentiment. Gorgeous design!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Darling card...never heard of Fairy Dust paint...sounds interesting. We are finally catching up on our lack of rain, but now we need to wait till summer to see if the rain continues. Good luck at home...and continue doin' the ant rain dance.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet card!I wish we could share our weather with you! That way maybe we'd all be happy! lol!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Louise said...

Very pretty card, such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge

Shea said...

As always, a fun, well-done card. You always do such beautiful work. Love the image and the care you've taken with the raindrops, puddle, coloring. This card made me grin on the spot. Thanks so much for joining us at CI Paints this week!

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Gorgeous card! I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.
X - Natalie - X

Benzi said...

So cute, Connie. The water and raindrops look awesome. Hope you get a LOT of rain soon. Wish I could send you some. We've had plenty this Spring.

Donna Ellis said...

those little ants work very hard, rain or shine, and your darling card captures that fact perfectly! Love the sparkly raindrops and cut blue rain hats and boots! Very cute card, Miss Connie! hugs, de

Jennifer Swandells said...

I absolutely love this image Connie, where did you get it from? It is so cute. lol
I wish I could give you loads of rain, we have enough of it and I am sure we should be able to share it round. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Glenda Atkins said...

Thought I had commented on this but nooooo so here I am back again! Love the card and those fabulous raindrops. Wonderful colouring of the image and love the cute sentiment you picked!
hugs
Glenda

Lori said...

Such an adorable card :) Love those cut ants (about the only ones I do like LOL) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Critter challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Jules said...

A great card and I love the way you've done the rain drops. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeiries. Good Luck xoxoxo

Tamie said...

Your card brings a smile to my face, have way to many ants here but I love, love, love your ants! Great colors too! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing week!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wow, you've entered a lot of challenges with this card! The focal image is really cute! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week. We hope you can join us again soon!
:) Marie

DIANA L. said...

I love it your sparkly rain drops. Your card is so adorable withh the little bugs holding the umbrella trying to stay dry
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #110 Splash!! challenge, Have a great day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Ruza Rebel said...

Adorable card! Love the image and how wet those raindrops look! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
Ruza, QKR DT

sarahstone said...

The scene you created is adorable! I just love the glitter on the little raindrops. Great card! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart!

Sarah

Dawn Frost said...

Wow that fairy dust paint is so sparkly, love it! Great card NanaConnie!