Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Showers bring May Flowers

This week at Pile It On we're working off of the theme "April Showers bring May Flowers", which certain has been the weather's theme here! We have plenty of April flowers already, the yard is speckled with purple and yellow. 

Our challenge is sponsored by Gingerloft, so I used her Flower Field digi stamp:

The current Gingerloft Challenge is Torn & Distressed, so I made a grassy border with torn strips of Core'Dinations cardstock. I sanded it, and ink-distressed it with Wild Wasabi (SU!).

The top rainy border is made up of
the negative parts from the Die-namics Notebook Edge die by MFT. I cut it on several blue papers (Core'Dinations again), and sanded and inked the pieces with Faded Jeans distress ink by Ranger.

I colored the image with Copics and Sakura glaze pens. I added a little Barely Banana SU! ink to the edges of the white background and the cloud die cut (Impression Obsession). The sentiment is from the Let It Shine set by Verve Stamps, and I stamped it in blue Brilliance ink.

The butterfly and flower and wood embellishments by Prima, colored with matching
Copics and Sakura glaze pens. Love these!

This card was inspired by many fun challenges (see below), including the Support Your Favorite Charity challenge Sweet Pea Stampers; I chose to support the Sunshine Mail Foundation by sending in this card. Here's the inside, all signed and ready to go:

  1. Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #107: Layer it Up
  2. Crafty Calendar: Sunshine & Showers
  3. Cute Card Thursday #266: Can't Stop the Rain
  4. Die Cuttin' Divas #112: Flowers + Die Cut
  5. Gingerloft Challenge: Torn and distressed
  6. Papertake Weekly: Weather
  7. QKR Stampede: Favorite Things ("droplet" die cut, wood embellishments, sentiment, leaf ribbon)
  8. Stampin' For The Weekend: Die Cuts/Punches
  9. Stampin With The Dragon: Spring Has Sprung
  10. Sweet Pea Stampers: Support Your Favorite Charity (Sunshine Mail)

Thank you for visiting and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. Hello there, this is so sunny and cheerful. Love the grass and the flowers.

  2. You have made a wonderful card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “support your favourite charity” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team

  3. Beautiful bright and sunny card,

    Liz x

  4. What a lovely card - thank you for entering it in Gingerloft challenge - be sure to return for the next challenge as well - have a fun day! Gail DT

  5. What an adorable card! Such a creative use of your papers. TFS at DCD. I'm from Baltimore, too (county)! And am a new follower.

  6. Great take on the challenge! I love the torn grass and distressed sky! Your flowers are pretty cool too! Thanks for linking this to the Gingerloft torn and distressed challenge!

  7. Lovely bright, cheerful colours - a delicious card!
    Alison x

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Sunshine & Showers" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  9. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

  10. Excellent! love it, Great sunshine colours and a very cheery image.

    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin'with the Dragon 'Spring has Sprung' challenge.

    Angela (DT)

  11. You have made a wonderful bright and cheery card and for such a worthy cause. Thank you so much for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “support your favourite charity” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  12. Great card I love the bright spring colours x
    Thanks for playing along with us at stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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