Today I have the April Challenge from our SCS Crafty Gals Group. Diane was our hostess and gave us quite a challenge.
So the challenge was:
"April Showers bring May Flowers"
Since April is supposed to be a rainy month in most of the country, I thought we would try a "water" challenge. My challenge to you is to incorporate water in some way on your card. It can be rain, puddles, ocean, sea, beach, lake, bathtub or anything else you can think of. In addition to the water, I want you to use ribbon, brads and patterned paper on your card. I can't wait to see your creations and I hope you all enjoy this month's challenge.
I searched thru all my stamps and did not have one stamp relating to water. Hmmm.... So I thought about it and thought about it. After searching online and not finding anything that struck me, I finally found this cute little Stampendous stamp at Hobby Lobby. Well, actually my hubby spotted it.
Ribbon was used on the tag - Check
Brad - Always Laugh - Check
Water - Rain & Ocean - Check
Pattern Paper - MME - Check
So I have all the elements for the challenge! I colored the image with copics (see colors below). I airbrushed the water and the gray sky. Then used the colorless blender to blend it in and give the water some texture. The rain is highlighted with Waterfall color stickles by Tim Holtz. The image is nested in a spellbinders die cut. The sentiment is by TGF and though you can't see it well in the picture, it says "Everyone needs a Friend like you". I stamped the tag with dots using Tim Holtz Dried Magnolia distress ink.
Make sure to stop by and see the other creations by the Crafty Gals Blog Group. I have put their links below:
1. Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper
2. Jackie ~ Kreate With Me 2
3. Tracie ~ The Crafty Touch
4. Carolina ~ Cardolina Scrapolina
5. Barb ~ Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
6. Diane ~ Stampin Ldyglfr62
7. Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner
8. Heather ~ Lost in the Land of Stamping
9. Patty ~ LaLatty's Stamp 'N Stuff
10. Jeanette ~ Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Thank you for stopping by! And a special thanks to Diane for a stumper of a challenge this month!
Until next time....