Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Showers

We had thunderstorms the whole time I was making this card.  That is one of the advantages of crafting, you can become lost and absorbed in whatever world you want to be in.  I chose sunny and happy over thunder and lightning. 

This week Sassy Cheryl's Challenge is Bold and Bright.  Nothing bolder than red and nothing brighter than yellow so here is my take on the challenge.  My diligent, sassy, little gardener is called "April Showers" and you can get her here.  I love springtime.  Watching the flowers pop up out of those brown weeds in my pots surprises me every year. I just bought this yummy ribbon and was dying to use it and I am so pleased with how "happy" the card turned out to be. I popped another ladybug and my favorite daisy on the top of the card just because I love daisies and wanted to use it.  Whatcha think?  Too much? 

I colored this with my Copics and laughed when I counted how many I used for this little bit of coloring. (25)  I used some Stickles on the polka dots and paper glaze on the water and the water droplets.  The Celebrate ladybug ribbon is from Michaels and the Pure Color red and black polka dot ribbon was from AC Moore.  The border punch was a Martha Stewart and then I used my Scalloped Circle Nestibilities.  The red cardstock is Stampin Up and the Yellow Checked paper is from the Stella and Rose collection at My Mind Eye.  Grab a digi and join in the fun.  What better thing is there to do than to spend a rainy day coloring?  (OK, besides napping )

Have a blessed week full of sunshine and flowers!

15 comments:

  1. The ribbon is amazing honey - and that daisy and extra lady bug are the perfect finishing touch - they're not too much at all! :0)

    Your red polka dot ribbon is just wonderful too and really jumps out from the card. It's all really really eye catching and I love everything about it! xx

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  2. You are SO right about the colors and they make a great combination for this Bold & Bright challenge! I wish we would get a nice normal thunderstorm. I love them!
    Fantastic card Linda. Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

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  3. I love daisies! This is such an adorable card. I love Cheryl's designs and have bought several...now I just need to practice coloring with my copics!!!

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  4. Linda, those ribbons look so well together. I love that big ol' Daisy on the top, looks great with your choice of nestie! Beautiful coloring. ~jeni :)

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  5. Oh what fun~~ this card is so perfect for our challenge this week.. nothing more vibrant together than these colors! Beautiful and striking! This is one of my first Sassy images.. isn't she just so fun to color!
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
    Judy

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  6. Great card hun - love the ladybirds and great bright colours..
    Have a great day
    Sarah x

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  7. no better time to stamp! lol
    so cute and love that ladybug ribbon!!

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  8. What a great image, and I love the red and yellow combo. Ladybug ribbon is a winner!!

    Hugs
    sue

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  9. Definitely too cute!! I love this image and the reds and yellows together!! Very pretty, bold and bright!! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  10. hi hun - the brads on my card are paper ones that you colour in with copics to match yr papers - brilliant...basically like paper punchouts..xx

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  11. Nope, I don't think its too much. I think it is great. Love yellow and red together. Great card!

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  12. I love thunder storms especially if theres lightening too, it always clears the air afterwards dosent it...I love these perfect colours Linda, wonderful for your gorgeous SS image
    Mina xxx

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  13. this card is one of my favorites of yours, Linda!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Everything right from the shape to the luscious ladybug ribbon! Beautiful.

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  14. Love this, Linda! So very cute!
    Thanks for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

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