Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Challenge 49 at the Creative Card Crew - April Showers

Good morning and can you believe its Challenge 49 at the Creative Card Crew Challenge. This week the lovely Linda has set the challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers and this week our Sponsor is Crafty Addicts.

This challenge had me thinking, and I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do. Whilst sorting through my piles of images, I came across this wonderful Whiff of Joy image, thought it was perfect for April Showers, but left me aghast as to how to incorporate the May Flowers.
Now, I really had to think about the flower side, and decided to stamp my own background using my distress inks (surprise, surprise!), but then was left wondering how i could incorporate the rain. I cut out the image so needed to add my own rain drops. Found the perfect stamp in a "My Favourite Things Stampset called Rain or Shine.

Stamped a series of raindrops onto some acetate, and stickled and glossy accented the rain drops. Domed the acetate to add extra dimension.

Hope you like it! The matting is done with core-dinations cardstock and use of my favourite script embossing folder.
Well i hope you will join us this week with our Challenge, I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time!
Have a lovely day, and hope you are not having any April Showers!!!!
Hugs Linda x


Paula said...

Such a fab card Linda i love the image and how you have done the aceitate with the rain such a fab idea. Hope you had a great break hun ive missed you.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Macpurp said...

what a great card! i love th dome effect an drain drops. the colours are beautiful together.
lots of love
teen xxx

Tracy said...

Wow gorgeous card Linda, love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, wow what a fabulous and novel idea for the raindrops. Love the image and the colour scheme. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Fiorella said...
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Fiorella said...

Awesome card Linda!!! you are an artist!

pink lady said...

What a gorgeous card, colours are gorgeous and I love what you have done with the acetate - fab! x

Riet said...

Beautiful card Linda,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftymum said...

Hi Linda
what a fab card. I have this stamp. I haven't used it in ages. Perhaps I should give it an inking?!!!
Love sarah XXX

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous card Linda!I love the effect with the acetate and the rain drops!Fabulous idea!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello Linda, hows you hun? Love these colours together it is fabulous with such a sweet image. Am so glad your back, have missed your cheery posts, hugs Heidi xx

Becky said...

Oh wow Linda! How clever are you sweetie, love this idea!!
Hope you're having a great week and enjoying the sun!

Jill said...

wow wow wow Linda this is stunning and I love the raindrop and the acetate dome over the top very creative hugS Jill xx

Maria Matter said...

this is just brilliant Linda!!!
such a fun idea, makes for a beautiful card!!
Hugs & blessings, Maria

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Linda, love the domed acetate and what fab colours too.

Pauline C said...

brilliant card Linda - fab background for your image and love how you did the rain on acetate.
pauline x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my stars, this is just toooo fabulous, Linda. What a creative masterpiece you have assembled here. Thanks for doing such an outstanding job on my April Showers challenge. You totally ROCKED it!

Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog. I'm sorry I don't get by here more often. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your vacation!


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