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.

     Challenges:
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

35 comments:

  1. 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!
    Lynn

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  2. Happy Easter Connie!

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

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

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  4. 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.
    Blessings

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  5. She's lovely! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Make It Feminine
    Hugs
    Dewi

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

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  7. This is gorgeous,love the image,great design.xxx

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  8. 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

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

    Happy Easter.

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the cute image and the lovely frame.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  11. 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

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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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!!

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

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  17. Wow your card its very good I like your details.

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  18. 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)

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

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

    DebbieM - TCC DT

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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

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  25. 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
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  26. 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

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

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

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

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

    Alli xx

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

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  32. fabulous card Connie!!thanks for joining is at BMC
    hugs
    laney

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

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  34. 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!

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