Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Rain

Well it's decided not to be spring in Utah yet...so this card is kind of a reminder to myself that it will get better! I just hope it's soon! But in the meantime, it's left me with lots of time to get crafting, so I decided to try something new. I used watercolor pencils and a Tombow blender pen to color this digital stamp from Designed 2 Delight. It was pretty fun and they were WAY less expensive than Copic markers which are still on my wish list! I used some of the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary collection, because even though it's about a rainy day, the colors are still happy :)

I used the Walk in my Garden cricut cart for the flowers and then liquid glass to give a little shine to them and to the butterflies around the watering can.

So I needed to have a nice, uplifting sentiment for the inside of the card too :)

Here are the challenges that inspired me:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Fantabulous Cricut - April showers, project with umbrella or hat
Designed 2 Delight - watering can digital stamp
Cooking with Cricut - April showers
Crafty Creations - rain showers, challenge #113
The Paper Variety - April showers bring May flowers


Have a great day!

21 comments:

Faith S. said...

I just love your sayings and quotes!! What a wonderful card! That paper is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Designed2Delight!

Esther said...

Beautiful card Rayna, Love your colors and love the sentiments!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card I love your coloring.
and the colors work well together great paper.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Raven B said...

I LOVE the layers and dimensions on here so super dooper cute. Thank you so much for playing with us at cooking with cricut.
Hugs,
Raven

Saskia said...

Beautiful card for Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our April showers challenge - fun card...great sentiment! Cheers Claire x

Peggysue said...

Lovely card! Cute umbrella paper and those flowers are darling. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delightful Inspirations. Please join us again next week!

Suzy said...

One of my *favorite* quotes! So glad to see it on a card. Thanks for sharing your talent at TPV! :)

Amber said...

I heard there was snow again in Utah. Hopefully your were not in that region. This is gorgeous! I love that sentiment and gotta love those cute digitals from Designed2Delight!! Your coloring is perfect on it and as I always say, I LOVE YOUR PAPER!! Can we trade paper scraps some time! I've been trying to use up my scraps lately and I feel like it is a never ending task! I think that it would be so much fun to play with someone else's scraps! Anyway, very nice card for all those challenges! Good Luck and don't worry, Spring has to come soon!

XXOO AMY said...

love all the layers and that umbrella paper! thanks for sharing this with us at TPV!

Kathy said...

Very beautiful. Love the sentiments you used with this image. Thanks for joining us at D2D this week.

Jean said...

Love this sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

mindy gallagher said...

Such a lovely card! THanks for playing along with us this week at TPV & good luck!!!

Dana said...

I love how the flowers came out. I like your sentiment too. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very Pretty Card! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Maquel said...

Love the saying!! Adorable card!! Thanks for playing along at FCCB!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

BugBites said...

What a pretty card. Love the sentiments.TFS with us at FCCB.

acreativeneed said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!
smiles,Deena

Lisa said...

This is just soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at FCCB!

Lisa N.
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Great card, Rayna! I love your color choices and the saying on the inside is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

I am a new follower sent by Momo, so glad she sent me! Your blog is absolutely beautiful. Would love for you to visit by my blog.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/