Monday, April 18, 2011

Floating Away

Good Morning!

Hope your week is going well so far. I can't believe another weekend is already over, they always go so fast. My kids are on Spring break this week, so we will be busy! Last Friday we posted a new Stamp Something challenge, but I didn't have my card ready. Now I do! So I thought I would share that with you today.


The challenge this week is "April Showers" and you can interpret this in a few ways. One way is to use an image or paper with rain, clouds, umbrellas, etc. Another way is to use water coloring on your creation or create rain or clouds using various techniques. I have chosen to use paper with clouds and then to make my own clouds on the image by coloring them with Copics. I found a fab tutorial on our DT member Annika's blog.

The image is new from Whimsy Stamps and is called "Come Fly with Me" and it's been colored with copics and then used Annika's tutorial for creating the cloudy sky background. The papers are MME and have been stitched on the sewing machine. I've kept the embellishments simple on this card so that I can use it for a masculine birthday card. I've used some vintage seam binding and CE on the balloon to create a glossy effect.

This card fits the challenges at:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  One for the Boys
Craft Your Passion - You've been spotted (use dots)
Lawnscaping -  Critters
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime -  Weather
Stamp with Fun - Birthday
Let's Ink It Up - Stitching
Pile It On - Use a rubber stamp (no digis)
Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a great week! See you soon, I hope!

14 comments:

*Vicki* said...

So adorable Denise!! Really love the coloring and stitching details!! :)

Mary J said...

Denise, this is STUNNING!! I love this cutie!

Thx for sharing your inspiration with us at Make It Monday! Hope to see you again!

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Mary J x

theCook said...

Hi there! I saw your card on the Make It Monday Linky Party... This turtle is so cute and I absolutely love your stitching.

Francy said...

Wonderful card and the new stamp are sweet and lovely.
Francy

Riet said...

So gorgeous card ,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marissa Isabel said...

I saw your card at Make it Monday! What an adorable card! I like the turtle...is so cute! :)

Claire said...

Wow gorgeous card, I love the stamp and your stitching is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Sharon said...

How adorable!!! This is a fantastic card! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!
:)

Sharon Peele said...

Oh Wow your stitching is awesome, and your card is gorgeous!! love that stamp!!
Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

Shirley-anne said...

Now this card has the WOW factor .I think it is the stitching that caught my eye first LOVE IT ! Love the image and the clouds . Thanks for sharing and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday .

When commenting on another’s entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Ulrike said...

What a stunning card! I have seen it at "Make it Monday" and I'm thrilled. I love the image, the colors, your coloring and your sewing.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love all the stitching and that wonderful image is just beautifully coloured
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
Hugs
Tamara

Crystal said...

this is lovely! makes me smile! love the color combo, all the layers & that fab stitching too! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

Alicia said...

What a great card! I love how you have incorporated the stitching. Do you like Magnolia's?? I have Magnolia candy on my blog if you are interested.
Alicia xx
http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com/2011/04/mad-for-markers-dt-yr-rv-bg-colour_26.html