Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rainy Day Birdbrains

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Jennifer has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "April Showers"...that's right, umbrellas or raindrops!  The challenge made me think of this new "Rainy Day Birdbrains" image from Faith, so I went with it and used this week's From the Heart Stamps sketch too.  Here is the sketch:

The image is colored with pencils and I've added lots of sparkly glitter (love the stuff!).  I figure that you need a little sparkle on a dreary, rainy day!  The sketch was a bit challenging for me, but I finally figured it out....  I coordinated some bright patterned papers and embellished with die cut clouds and buttons.  This was a fun one to make!

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Rainy Day Birdbrains" Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet, Echo Park DP, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", PTI "Berry Sorbet" Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, MFT "Flat Bottom Clouds" Die-namics Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's cards here, gain a bit of inspiration, and play along!

Challenges entered:

Allsorts: Use Those Dies
Crafty Sentiments: Showers
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: April Showers (PTI buttons)
Polkadoodles: Spring is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday: Cute

***My tip for Top Tip Tuesday is this....  Are you afraid of mixing/matching patterned papers?  My tip is to just go for it!  Have some fun!  Chances are that if they are in the same paper collection, they will look good together.  I like to vary the sizes, patterns, and color of the papers.

Thank you for stopping by!



Basslady said...

I love the Image so much!
you did an amazing Job with this card!
hugs, silvi

Debbie said...

So cute!! That's a really fun image! I love your DPs!!

Elaine Stark said...

Thsi great image makes a fun card, great colour choice. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Debbie said...

This is fab dearie.Love the flashy papers and this image is amazing.Brought a smile to my face.Hugs x

Diane said...

What a fabulous fun card Angela !! Great take on the sketch too sweetie !! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

hugs Diane xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Angela what a fab card they look so cheesed off and I love your mix of papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments - good luck! Susan x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card ,thanks for taking part in Spring is in the air challenge at
Hugs Susan xx

Helen said...

SO cute! Love the papers too!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x