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Monday, 13 April 2015

April Showers

Good morning and welcome, time to share my design team piece for the 
Make My Monday challenge, which is
April Showers.
I'm writing  this on Sunday  (yesterday)  and the weather is atrocious, it's  dark, windy and raining! So I decided to make a bright, fun card suitable for a little girl. I don't do this type of card often so it was quite a change.

The main image and the sentiments, apart from Rainy Day which is from Pink Paisley, are all freebies from the Creative Stamping magazine, I struggled with the "puddle"  in the end I used a background stamp from Chocolate Baroque which I lightly stamped with DI stormy sky then rolled it onto the card.... not sure it worked all that well :-). The "raindrops" are from the Gorgeous Grunge set by SU. I paper pieced  the girl and umbrella from Back to Basics DP by Dovecraft

I wanted to put bright buttons on the coat but even my tiny ones were too big so I blobbed each with glossy accents. I added a touch of colour to the face with Whispers Strokes.
I added a little heart button,  and some yellow twine to the heart and umbrella.
I believe the weather here in the UK is set to get warmer later this week.... fingers crossed.
thank you for stopping bye

8 comments:

Zue said...

That would cheer me up, Suzi. Can't think of anything nicer than to be out in the rain with a brolly and a jolly raincoat.
Sue x
Hope you get some better weather soon :)
Sue x

Joan said...

Awesome card - love the glossy buttons and the adorable image!!!

Marina said...

Great paper-piecing with the stripy paper and I love the unique puddle and the light colours.

Fliss said...

Fab card Suzi. A very sweet image and love the paper piecing and your innovative puddle too.
Fliss xx

Aquarius said...

A bright and cheery image for a rainy day - love the glossy accents idea for the buttons.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a sweet card Sue! I love the artistic puddle and the April shower! Vicky x

Olivia Bushnell said...

Awww how cute! Love the colour combo too.
Glad to say we haven't had April showers here though! *touch wood*

Eithne said...

Lovely card :) the image is so cute ;) Thanks for joining us this month over at Eclectic Ellapu :)
Eithne DT