Thursday, April 17, 2014

WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY!

OK, so we had 70 degrees at the weekend and then snow yesterday, three days later! Really? The poor daffodils have been whipped by the wind, and are looking a little droopy as a result, but hopefully they'll perk back up, as our temperatures are supposed to gently increase over the next week. 

Last week I left you with a sneak peak of another card that used the April Shower's Set from Sparkle N Sprinkle:


I used Dimensional Glue to get the "wet look" for my orange brolly and wellies and added some Waterscape and Cloud Nine Glitter with the Sakura Glue pen for the sparkle on the yellow umbrella and the puddle.

I had made a flocked background using the Darice Heart Embossing Folder with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft and Lady Bug Memento ink. If you missed the tutorial on the flocked backgrounds - it can be found here

Doesn't the top photo look as though the heart center is raised? Funny how the camera can play tricks! Here is what it really looks like:


The Spellbinder's Scalloped heart was cut from the center of the flocked background and then I put the smaller red heart behind it. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The sky and puddle were sponged with Memento inks.

The image was attached to a yellow card base and then the flocked piece was layered over the top with dimensionals. Sentiment was stamped on yellow card stock in Versamark and heat embossed with Detail Black. I cut out the saying using the same scalloped heart die and then cut along the top and bottom of the sentiment and edged it with the Lady Bug ink.


I love this little SNS set - so appropriate for this time of year. Just think of all the May flowers these April showers will bring! Full directions for the card, if needed, can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.

I think I may have found the perfect challenge for this little card - it's with Stampotique Designers Challenge, April Showers!

Hope you have a great week and that if you do get caught in an April shower that you've got an umbrella handy!

Hugs,

Shona

15 comments:

  1. LOL, it DOES look like the center panels is raised. Love the sparkle and dimensional glue effects.

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  2. Love the shine and sheen on that umbrella. Lots of dimension in it.

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  3. Love the glossy wet look you have created here, Shona! You have added a lot of detail that just makes this perfect! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

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  4. Hi, Shona! Hope you are feeling better today. this is so pretty! I love all the sparkles, and the heart frame! Yes, it is strange how the camera captures shadows and creates illusions like that. I'm impressed with how sparkly the SS is! Such a beautiful color. hugs, de

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  5. Wow ! Heart shaped window looks fab and I loved the bg and the glossy touches !

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  6. Hi Shona, have been trying to get back here to tell you I just enjoyed 4 beautiful cards done by you, in the Spring issue of Just Cards. I was in love with each of them, but particularly taken with the Cowboy head card. You really did some WOW techniques on each of those cards in this issue, and I would love to ask you some 'publication' questions, if you have time to answer. In the meantime, thanks for such wonderful designs & lovely card inspiration & wish you & your family a very Happy Easter. Hugs

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  7. Very pretty card. Image looks very nice in glossy accent. Love the heart frame.

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  8. Shona, another beautiful creation. Love the wet look you achieved on the umbrellas.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Another fabulous creation. Love that flocked background - I definitely want to try it sometime soon.

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  10. Love the look of both the umbrellas. Very cute!!!

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  11. Very sweet :)

    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

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  12. This is so pretty Shona !!! I love the sweet design and the pretty colors you combined to create this lovely card !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!!

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a lovely card for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

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  14. Sunshine & showers here too!! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

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  15. Fantastic sparkle and shine of course :) That heart shaped window to peer at the image though just makes me happy - so sweet. I love the sentiment as well.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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