Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good morning!  It's time for another challenge from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Pat has chosen our challenge and  it is..."April Showers Bring May Flowers"...what a fun theme!

I chose one of the adorable Calendar Chicks from my collection...I love them!  (I use a lot of digis so it was fun to actually stamp for a change of pace!)  As I was looking through my papers for a delicate floral, I came across this fun paper and knew it would be perfect.  The chick is colored with pencils; her eyes are accented with a black gel pen, the umbrella is coated with glitter, and the flower has a pearl center.  I've done some simple layering and embellished with a flower/pearl.  Clean and's fun for a change!  Here's a close-up:

Image: Stampendous "Shower Chick"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Berry Sorbet, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, American Crafts Plastic Flower, Queen & Co. Pearls
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along!


Janis from Her Peaceful Garden is the winner of the birthday give-away!  (I am so sorry that I didn't get a picture posted of my has gotten in the way of my crafting since I've been preparing for my oldest's graduation.)  Please email me, with "Birthday Winner" as the subject, from my profile page with your address so I can get your package in the mail!  (I loved reading about everyone's birthdays...thank you so much for sharing your memories!)

Challenges entered:

C(ASE) this Sketch: Sketch

Crafty Friends: All Things Cute 
Digi Choosday: Things With Wings
Dream Valley Challenges: All Creatures Great and Small
Make My Monday: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!



Basslady said...

A super cute card, hun!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Jane Savage said...

What an adorable card and I love the backing paper!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet take on the sketch! This card is adorable!

Janis said...

What an absolutely adorable card, Angela! That exuberant little chickie is the cutest thing ever and what fun background paper!!

Thank you so much for drawing my name as your lucky Birthday winner!! I am thrilled!! I have just emailed you with my info.

Thank you, also, for becoming a new follower over at my blog. It is much appreciated!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cazro said...

Such a cute imge, loving the umberella and the background paeprs. Thanks for joining the fun at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Diane Louise J said...

You've made a lovely cute project for our 'All Things Cute' Challenge over at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
Diane Louise (DT) xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Make My Monday.
Fliss DT x

Kim said...

This is so cute! Love the background and image. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Linda said...

Hi Angela,
Nice to see you playing with our all things cute theme over the Crafty Friends blog.
Such a cute card you made and good luck in the draw!
Greets, Linda DT-CF

Lin said...

Oh my how cute is this little fella!

Thanks for sharing in our 'All creatures great and small' challenge.

Dream Valley