Monday, April 16, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well, today we are back to rain in the Northwest which is to be expected at this time of year.  I am not sure where this saying came from "April showers bring May flowers," but it makes sense for my part of the country.  I made a card today based on that sentiment using an image from The Paper Shelter.

I was looking through my tools to find some way of adding flowers at the base of the card and came across this great punch from Martha Stewart and then added punched flowers (al la Kittie).

Card Recipe:
Images: Paper Shelter - Sharing a rainy day
Paper: SU Whisper White and Teal, Bella Blvd - Spring Flings and Easter Things (both sides)
Markers/Inks: Distress Tea Dye, Forest Moss, Copics - R35, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, Y15, Y08, Y02, R83, R85, R81, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y28, YR2-, YR21, E13
Embellishments: EK Success Retro flower punches Die-Namics grass die, MS Flowery Fench die, ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 23

Paper, Spellbinders, ribbon, and punches were purchased at my local Scrapbook store - Scrapbook Central.

Challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!


craftieodmae said...

Super gorgeous, love the image nad your layout!

Marjo said...

Adorable card, love the colors and design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

hugs, Marjo


Hi Nancy
A gorgeous card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Love this card Nancy, certainly matches this time of year.Adorable image! Thanks for joining us at lexi's this time around! Good to see you there..

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, Nancy, what exquisite coloring on the image! Perfect April Showers/May Flowers card. Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Creations Ink this time and I hope we see your fabulous work again in the next challenge.
NanaConnie GDT

KristyLee said...

Beautiful card! Cool digi stamp! I really like how you punched some grass and some flowers! And the BG looks like a wall, your very creative and talented! Thank you for playing at Paper Creations Ink's challenge #23!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy this is quite beautiful, I really love the image which you have coloured to perfection, the colours and design look super especially those little flowers along the bottom.
Lorraine x

Jackie Randolph said...

Adorable, with your sweet image and fab design! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Love to Create challenge!

Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Card! Adorable Image & Design! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Hope to see you back next week!!

Many Blessings,

JoanieMc said...

Love your creation. I love cards with scenes... I make a few of them myself. I saw your card on MIM, but I wanted to stop in to say how beautiful your card is. Thanks for sharing a great idea.


Lisa Minckler said...

Hi Nancy,
These little ladies are all suited up for rain and they couldn't look cuter. The tea stain background really makes them stand out so well. :)

Thank you so much for linking up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Great job on your flowers and grass - you have created a perfect scene! Found you at the Outlawz and am here to become your newest follower. Hope you will follow me as well! Have a great evening!

Jo said...

Lovely card, fab image....perfect for this time of year!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

This is adorable!! Love your image and the colours are fabulous!

Visit my blog - would love more members.

Maire Gamber said...

Very cute little card.... Yes it is that time of year!
Thank you for joining us at iCopic. Hope to see you again next week!

Susan L said...

What a beautiful card. So glad that you joined us over at the Love to Create :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Jenni said...

Sweet image and perfect for our challenge, hope to see you joining in again at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Jenni x

Julia said...

Lovely creation!!! Thanks for joining Paper Creations Ink!