Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wishing You Sunshine

Good morning friends!  I hope the sun is shining where ever you are today.
I made this card for the Double D Challenge going on right now where the inspiration is "April Showers Bring May Flowers".
I guess my card focuses more on the "showers", than the "flowers" part of the saying but I still hope it will bring some cheer into someone's life.

I started by inking up a stitched rectangle panel using some Stampin' Up inks which I then spritzed with a bit of water to lift some of the color.  The umbrellas were sent to me in a die cut swap that Marcia and I did a while ago.  They are Impression Obsession Umbrella's  and were cut from polka dotted papers.  I inked around the edges to give them more depth. (Thanks, Marcia!)  The larger clouds are from Taylored Expressions while the smaller clouds are from PTI's Stamp A-Fair 1980's set.  The sun is from Lil' Inkers and the sentiment, which is heat embossed in white, is from My Creative Time.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

14 comments:

  1. Good morning,Birgit! Of course it will bring some to someone life , it's beautiful! Love the background and fun umbrellas in pretty colors! Yes ,we have been blessed with lots of sunshine,I even have some tomatoes ready to pick! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. WOW this is awesome Birgit! LOVE how you did the background panel and the umbrella's are fabulous! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often. HAPPY DAY!!

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  3. This is so cute and creative, Birgit! I love how you did the watercolor background and placed the clouds and sun. Perfect! Those umbrellas make an absolutely fabulous border. Really nice sentiment, too. I'm so glad to see this in our April Showers Challenge at Double D!

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  4. Oh sweet! those delightful umbrellas could almost BE flowers!! Your rainy day background is great!! so realistic! : )

    Patti

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  5. Those umbrellas are so cheerful, and between them and the water droplets, there is so much movement on your card! I love it!

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  6. Ooooooh...I love this card Birgit! Your blue background is just perfect for all those colorful umbrella's...they really pop! And the sentiment is just perfect for the sun, the clouds, and those awesome umbrella's...fantastic card!! :0)

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  7. I adore your cascading umbrellas. So bright, so pretty, so lofty! Great design! Love that spritzed water effect, it's so cool! Wonderful creation! (don't worry my entry will focus on the flowers--together we'll make a whole) lol

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  8. Nice! I like the falling umbrellas.

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  9. Nice! I like the falling umbrellas.

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  10. very cute, great backgrounds and like the patterned umbrella's!

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  11. um yes, this makes me happy! So sunny and uplifting. Thank you for sharing at Fusion!

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  12. That blue background is so rich and gorgeous! Love the tumbling umbrellas too! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  13. I love your blue background, which makes your umbrellas just jump off the page with the clouds! Great card!!

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  14. Adorable card, Birgit! Love the tumbling umbrellas and your inked background. I'm sure this card will make someone smile. Thanks for joining the Double D April Challenge.

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