Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

This time I got it right!  I made my April Showers theme Scrappy sketch challenge card again for the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  This cute turtle is one of the first free digital images I collected from the Bug A Boo stamps online store. 

I've been practicing my coloring with Copic markers, the colors I used are:  B23, E21, E25, C2, BV00, BV08, Y13, Y15, Y19, YG01, YG03, YG05 & YG17.  I'm working on doing more with my background scenes so I used the C2 marker and chisel tip of the blender pen to make another cobble stone path.  One day I'll get brave and make some grass and flowers, maybe...  The card stock colors are Papertrey Ink True Black, Summer Sunrise, Via Vellum Leaf Green, Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac & Neenah Solar White.  I applied SU Crystal Effects to the rain drop and puddle for some shine, used two different Cuttlebug embossing folders for more nice texture and a long neglected Quickutz flower die with half pearls added to the centers.  The stamped "Spring Greetings" is from the Papertrey Ink Take Three Spring stamp set. 

My card today also qualifies for Creative Card Crew's Challenge #49 April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Spring and April showers are kind of difficult for me to wrap my mind around living in Arizona, the high temperature today is supposed to be 96 degrees.  I suppose that's spring in Arizona!  I hope you're having a fabulous day where ever you are.

14 comments:

Patty (LaLatty) said...

WOW! This is fantastic! Gorgeous coloring, you did a wonderful job with this sketch. Thanks for playing along with us! BTW- I loved looking at your blog.

Kathy said...

What a sweet card. Love the yellow and purple combo. Great coloring.

Jeanne said...

This looks great! What a cute card.

Paula said...

The beautiful color combination, your great coloring and those flower details make this card a piece of art!

Cheryl said...

Oh so beautiful and the colours are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!!
xx

Cammy said...

This is wonderful and the color choices are fantastic -- along with your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

Jenny said...

Very pretty! I love the embossed paper, goes so well with the turtle! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge!

Jodi C. said...

Beautiful card!!! Your coloring is fabulous, love the brick(thanks for sharing the idea!!!)!!!
THANKS for joining us at Catch The Bug!!!
Jodi-Bugaboo Stamps DT

Deb said...

gorgeous card Jan, so love those pretty colours, hugs debx

Ann Flower said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

wsxwhx724 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Paul said...

Stunning card. Great colour scheme. Really cheery feel to it. Thanks for joining in with the Catch The Bug Challenge,
Paul

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is AWESOME!! GREAT work on the image and I love the EF textures you used, great touch!! Thanks for playing at Crafty HO's and Catch the Bug challenges this week!!:)

Scrappy said...

Fantastic card! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps Batch the Bug Blog Challenges! We hope to see you next time! :)