Saturday, September 13, 2014

Smile at the Rain

     I'm doing whatever I can to get some rain out here where I live, including making cards that celebrate rain.  I'm too old and decrepit to do a good rain dance! lol  This card features an image from Sassy Cheryl's which I think is perfect for either spring or fall showers.  This time, I used spring greens.  Don't you love that tiny ladybug on her elbow?


     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut.  I distressed the edges of both the image and the card itself with ink.  The sentiment is computer generated, then hand cut and inked on the edges.  The bow is colored with marker to get the green I wanted.  I do believe ribbon and bows are my favorite embellishments because of the versatility.  Finally, I embellished the card by embossing a Design Adhesive flourish with Jamaican Dream EP, both from Sparkle n Sprinkle (<----see their challenge here).

     Challenges:
Cards in Envy (green & brown)
Crafting Cafe
Cuttlebug Mania
Digi Chooseday
Divas by Design
Emerald Faeries
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
My Craft Creations
Not Just Cards
Paper Shelter
Whimsy Inspiration

     OK, let's hope the weather predictors are wrong this time and that it's going to rain instead of having another five days of 100+ temperatures!  It would be nice if some of that tropical storm rain would make it further north instead of just flooding San Diego and Los Angeles.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Such a little cutie, Connie! Love your monochromatic theme, with the pretty embossed image coming from the bow! Want some rain? Here? It rains nearly every day in the summer. So I am sending some rain your way with lots of love, too. xo

Marie said...

A lovely looking card. Lovely embossed detail and a sweet image. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

jimlynn said...

I think it rained everywhere in the entire state of Texas yesterday.....except here!! Guess we both need to do the rain dance!
Love your pretty card Connie. That little girl is adorable and love all that green. The bow is the perfect addition.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Hello my sweet friend, thank you for your visits whilst I was on vacation. Another gorgeous card and love the beautiful image and embellishments.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

So sweet. I was revisiting your blop and somehow missed this post. Wow..you make a lot of cards and I can't keep up..haha I almost didn't meet the deadline for Lacy Sunshine.

Shelly Schmidt said...

We had rain here..... and cold too! I am so not ready for Fall weather- and the winter that follows......Oh boy! Love this sweet image- and how I am also loving that embossed image under the bow )

Jannie said...

What a gorgeous card, would bright up any rainy day for me!

Thank you for joining us at the Anything Embossing challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Ellen said...

How pretty NanaConnie! Your image is so sweet and beautifully colored! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

LisaM said...

Love your image, embossing and bow! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

Jill Tiffany said...

Lovely card. Love the image.
Thanks for join with us this week at Divas by Design.
Hugs,
Jill Tiffany

Glenda Atkins said...

Love this and oh so wish I could find some time to do Sassy Cheryl's images!This one is wonderful and so is your wonderful design. really like the overlap of the embossed swirl, super!
hugs
Glenda

Scrapenabler said...

Such a fun image beautifully colored. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Cute little card NanaC. you can have some of our rain if you like!
While I'm here....
Thanks for sharing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good luck
hugs
Dawn xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful NanaConnie, I love the cute image and the pretty bow. Thank you for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful coloring!!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards In Envy!!!

Anjie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Monochromatic challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Darling. Love the embossing.

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and I hope she works in bringing you some rain. Love the embossed flourish and great coloring of the image too. Thanks for sharing another wonderful project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. (Be sure to add us in your list of challenges :-).)

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card! Love the design, image and the green & brown! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Lou said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at The Crafting Café this month x

Scrappy Scatty said...

so sweet
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a little cutie. thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
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