Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rainy Days for Spring

     OK, so southern California is still in the midst of a huge drought but maybe another rainy day card will bring us some of that moisture from the sky that so many of the rest of you have had.  If not, then this card will be celebrating typical spring days everywhere else.  :-D

I took my sketch from  Tuesday Morning Sketches,
turned sideways to accommodate my tall image.

     The image is from Lacy Sunshine (theme: Feminine) and I colored her with ProMarkers.  Although it's very difficult to see in the photo, the raindrops and the puddle are made sparkly with a glitter gel pen.  I used three different dies from one of my framing sets (by Spellbinders) to cut the image and the fancy frame.  Everything is mounted onto a black card base.  The flower is handmade with three layers of petals and a black brad in the center.  The leaf is another Spellbinders die cut.  Can't see it?  It's cut from navy blue CS and just blends into the black border in the photo.

Artistic Inspirations -- Monochromatic
Bearly Mine -- Spring
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards -- Spring
Corrosive Challenges -- Pretty pastels
Crafting Musketeers -- Monochromatic
Craftitude -- Spring
Crafty Catz -- "B" is for... blue
Crazy Challenge -- Spring is here
Creative Card Crew -- Spring
Creative Moments -- Girly
Delightful Challenge -- Add a flower
Digi Haven -- Black, white +1 color (blue -- just for you, Lynn!))
Love to Scrap -- A/G
Ooh La La -- Spring
Paper Shelter -- Spring
Party Time Tuesdays -- Die cuts
Scrapping4fun -- Digi or stamped image

     First card of the weekend and I've already started on the garden.  I have flowers in but am not sure if I'll get veggies in this year.  There's just so much to do, including a complete re-vamp of the sprinkler system all around the yard.  I can always water with a hose but would prefer not to spend hours standing out in the heat this summer to keep the garden watered so the less planted, the better.  Once the sprinkler system is up and running again, I'll plant more if it isn't too late in the season.  Ah, well, no sprinklers means I'll have to craft more and garden less.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Connie, this is adorable and so pretty. Love that frame around her and your coloring on the image. Yes, I spotted the leaf too!
We need to send this card back and forth to each other to bring on the rain!!! Awfully dry here too but then we've been experiencing this for the last few years. Not good. Get the sprinkler system running and that'll help a ton!

Glenda Atkins said...

Happy Easter Connie!

Fabulous frame die cut and a delightful image!Love how you only coloured on designated parts of the image! Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Thanks for all that wonderful blue Connie! Glad you're playing in Digi Haven too.

Chasing the Dream said...

NC, must have the frame die. The image is so fun and delightful. Simply a fab design and composition. So sorry for being MIA, I have not been feeling that up to par and taking it easy. Have a bless day tomorrow. He is Risen.

Dewi Lestari said...

She's lovely! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Make It Feminine

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lovely card! I especially like your colouring!
Happy Easter!
Dawn xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,great

Malika said...

Very nice card


Donna Ellis said...

Flowers and Veggies are both important, but flowers always produce a longer beauty (IMO) so they are more important LOL Everything is blooming here - my geraniums, begonias and annuals are all the prettiest ever, but it won't be long, in another month, they will all wilt away because of the heat, and only the bravest will be able to show color. Your blue card is wonderful, Connie, and especially spectacular against the black background - makes for a beautifully dramatic look to match her black and aqua apparel. Hope your Easter celebrations are fun today! hugs, de

Benzi said...

What a pretty "rainy day" card, Connie. Love the colors and pretty dies.

Happy Easter.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image and the lovely frame.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT said...

love this card so apt for today's weather here in the UK very wet and windy, so much so I am staying indoors and catching up on my DT work and blogging. Love Alison xx

Linda Simpson said...

Happy Easter Connie, I love the beautiful image and your dies are fabulous.
Linda xxx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

FeistyCrafter said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo and I would have never thought of white hair, but it's perfect. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Debbie said...

Sweet card, Connie!! I love that image and the colors you used! Beautiful fancy die frame!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Hope you get some rain soon!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 12: monochrome, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Cindy Brown said...

Wow your card its very good I like your details.

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card thank you for joining us last week at Artistic Inspirations (sorry I am late commenting don't know where the time goes) Hugs Tania (DT)

Mad Moose said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Debbie said...

Such a beautifully crafted card. Love the color combo. Good luck in the Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!

DebbieM - TCC DT

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Gail said...

Very pretty card in the black, white and blue. I wish you could pass some of that rain to us here in Phoenix, Arizona! Love your image and your diecuts. Perfect flowers for the card, too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs, Gail

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Nice card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Marie said...

Fabby looking card. Lovely dies used too. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Dawn Lancaster said...

Back with my DT hat on....
Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us in the DT Call at Ooh La La Creations!
Good Luck
Dawn x

Angie C. D. said...

Stunning card! Love the frame and color combo. I agree- we do need more rain in! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Connie, so cute...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful creation made for our 'spring' challenge at Bearly the gorgous colour combo used...Annie (DT)

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful project, I love the image and layout!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
♥ Sandra ♥

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous depicts Aprils spring showers perfectly Thanks for joining our Easter/Spring challenge at Ooh La La Creations

Alli xx

Fran said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

Laney said...

fabulous card Connie!!thanks for joining is at BMC

Sanja Grdinić said...

I just love the image and your coloring - lovely card, Nana Connie! :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Hahaha. I laughed when I read your last paragraph regarding your sprinklers. :)

Really sweet card and your die choice went along perfectly with the image and colors. Great project!

Thanks for joining Crafting Musketeers and I look forward to seeing your project next month!