Sunday, April 28, 2013

Challenge #59-"April Showers Bring May Flowers"

With all the rain we have had lately, I should have loads of flowers coming up--or weeds!  In any case my theme this time is "April Showers Bring May Flowers"  You may either enter your creations about rain or flowers; it is your choice.  I would love to see loads of entries for this challenge.  I was beginning to think no one was going to enter the last challenge.  However, after a while I received some great entries.

Let's see what the DT has prepared to inspire you.
This card is a little on the busy side, but all the elements have the same colors.  I like the polka dots of the background picking up the round centers of the daises.  My daises and frame are colored with Copic markers.  The smile tag is one I found in my stash and the small diecut was lying on my table waiting to either be used or thrown away

I used an image from our sponsor and created a scene in a computer craft program.
These daisies made me smile as soon as I saw them, they are such wonderful Spring flowers. I printed this images from our sponsor as big as it was possible for the card and layered them on digital paper and coloured card. The image is coloured with inks and Copics, cut out and added to the card with foam pads. A little bow, button and a sweet butterfly are the finishing touches for the card.
A simple card to show off the Artsy Flower from Floppy Latte Designs!
Colored with florescent gel pens to make the design POP!
Sentiment is from Rogue Redhead Designs, on a ribbon banner that is raised with a pop dot for dimension.

I colored this delightful "artsy flower" digital image from Floppy Latte with colored pencils.  I chose three pretty designer papers for my background layers.  This digi is perfect for an all-occasion card. I hope you'll join our spring-y challenge!

I picked Eddie's Favourite for my image and decided it needed to be a 5 inch square card, the sentiment is computer generated. The flowers were coloured with pale vermilion and the leaves in olive.

 My Artsy Flower, generously supplied by our sponsor, Floppy Latte,  is coloured in oranges & yellows. Greens were used for the leaves. The flower was 3-D'd for extra dimension & I sponged the edges. The red of the card is the promise of all the bright colours that will pop up in your garden, and of course here at the challenge!

I used Delayed Delivery from Floppy Latte Designs, colored with Copics and paired with some coordinating polka dot and cloud digi papers.  Ribbon is from Stampin' Up!  I sponged around the edge of the card with gray ink and added a sentiment from A*Muse Studios.
The images that the Design Team used come from my sponsor this week, Floppy Latte.  A visit to their site, will reveal that they have a great assortment of delightful images.  There are images for almost any theme.


  1. All creations are absolutely great and so cheerful!

  2. Fun challenge, great digi images to play with.

  3. Thanks Vicki for another challenge -the creations for inspiration are lovely - Gail

  4. Or even, lovely DT work!!

    Drat, I saw the spelling error as my comment was posting.

    Lin xx

  5. Hi Vicki and DT! great challenge and samples! I've entered!

  6. Great DT inspiration & love this challenge. hugs