Wednesday, April 27, 2011

These boots were made for Splashin'


It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund challenge... 

~ Flowers or Showers ~
(you choose)

Well, it was an easy choice for me...Showers!!  I have a huge weakness for any image with an umbrella.  I have no idea why... because I'm not fond of rainy days at all.  LOL  It seems my weakness is spreading beyond stamped images though because both of my little one's received rain boots in their Easter baskets this year!!  

When the new Ben and Nora images came out at Whiff of Joy I had a hard time liking them, but this little guy has totally won me over!!  This is Ben in the rain and you can of course get him at 7 Kids College Fund.  

I used my all time favorite DP from My Mind's Eye.  I'm finding that I just can't go wrong using any of the paper pads from their new line, Stella & Rose.  The colors and patterns are so easily used for both masculine and feminine cards.  Here I've used the Hattie paper pad for the card and to paper piece his umbrella and rain boots.  I added some fun cork that I cut using a MFT scalloped die, machine stitched the paper panels and paper pierced around the image.  It's difficult to tell from the photograph but I created a "dome" with the umbrella by cutting down the thickness of a foam dot and then gluing down the edges of the umbrella around it.  Such a cool effect when looking at it in person.  :)

The sparkle I used on the water was my own little mixture of Shimmerz (Pixie Dust) and Stickles (Waterfall & Aqua) which was then painted on with a paint brush.  I also used my new Spica pen (clear) to add a little shine in his hair, raincoat and on the frog.  And the sentiment was computer generated using the Chalkduster font.


Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday = #108 Pile it One (5 Layers)
Pollycraft Challenge = #90 Fun & Games
Creative Card Crew = Child's Play
All Sorts Challenge = #100 April Showers
Bunny Zoe's Crafts = #11 One for Boys
Let's Ink it Up = #13 Stitching


So choose your favorite...Flowers or Showers and join us at 7 Kids College Fund.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

32 comments:

~Jeri~ said...

Soooooo cute Wendy!!!! I love the image, glad to see a little boy playing in the rain, usually ya only see the girls with the umbrella. Great choice of image! Love the shimmer ya added...nice touch! I'll have to look into the paper...very nice and love how the bottom of the card resembles water. Love the corkboard!! Awesome creation as always!

Brandie said...

Adorable brings back memories of watching Tyler and Courtney playing in the rain at Nana's house when they were so very little and with umbrellas and all. I love this card!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Such a fun image! Even rain can be so much fun! Love this card you created and the glitter rain is perfect! Love the frog on the umbrella!!
Hugs, Wendy

Dana said...

Too stinkin' cute Wendy!! I love how you added the glitter to his bangs.. absolutely brill thinking! This is one cute image and you've done wonders with it. I adore the whole layout.. that cork is amazing ; )
Hugs~
Dana

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is absolutely adorable Wendy!! I just adore this image, your coloring and the shimmer you added. Too stinking cute!

I too love images with umbrellas. My favorite to date was one of your cards I believe, that was done in white/black and grey I think it was but she had a red umbrella. My all time fave!!

cebelica said...

SUch a cute card! I love this image! Hugs!

cebelica said...

SUch a cute card! I love this image! Hugs!

CraftinGranny said...

Not been a big fan of these images either but this one is just adorable, especially with the little frog on the umbrella. Colored beautifully Wendy. "Hugs" Carol

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Wendy this is just delightful, what a fabulous fun image, beautifully coloured, I also love the colours and papers this is one super card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

WOW Wendy this is SOOOO sweet, I LOVE LOVE the added sparkle, sooo fabulous!!!! super cute image!

Sandra said...

Fab card,such a cute image...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Kim O'Connell said...

Love the shimmer! Just makes me want to splash in puddles, too! Not to beat a dead horse, but your coloring is phenomenal!

Paula said...

I certainly identified with a few things in your post - I haven't really clicked with the new WOJ images either but I like this one - maybe it's the frog on the umbrella for I too am drawn to images with umbrellas or parasols - I haven't got many as I'm too diffident about colouring the shape - but that is going to change. Love your frog & the shummery sparkle of the water & the attention to detail of creating a domed effect.
Paula (PEP)

Caroline said...

Super sweet image and love how you coloured and shimmered him up! I agree about the paper packs, they're great!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How fun and beautiful!! I just love this darling image and your coloring rocks!! Your use of glitter is perfect.
hugs,
Chris

Claire said...

Fab card, your colouring is gorgeous and i love the added sparkle! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Anita said...

Wendy this is so adorable. I love that image and of course your coloring is always fantastic! Love the sparkle you added too.

Céline said...

So cute wendy, i love this card. beautifull papers and cute image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline SSC DT

Gry said...

Adorable card! Love the stamp! Beautiful colours!
Thanks for joining CCC this week!
Hugs, Gry

Fleur said...

What a stunning card. He's adorable. Fab choice of gorgeous papers
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Denise Marzec said...

I think I fall off my chair EVERY time I pull up your blog and see your amazing coloring....THUD!...yep...see...I just did it again (lol!). Seriously, girlie, wowwwwwwie! A-MAZING!

Dimples R said...

this would look adorable on a schoolboy's folder or wall! the little sparkles are so cute!

Berenice R. said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Dawn Easton said...

Totally CUTE! Fabulous mixture you created for the sparkle! LOVE it!! Brilliant idea! Don't you just love that atyou spica pen? A fave of mine lately....hehe!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzers Wendy!! Now this is so super SWEET!!! I adore the sparkle in the rain and your coloring is amazing girl!!! LOVE IT!! :)

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

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous image - love that frog! Perfect paper piecing and lovely colourwork too! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular last week! I'm sorry I'm a little late stopping by - we had lots of gorgeous entries and I lost my internet connection! Hope to see you again this week! Hugs, Lesley

Kate said...

This is so cute! It reminds me a bit of my youngest who is magnetically drawn to puddles! I love Ben's expression - and the paper piecing of the umbrella and boots is FANTASTIC!

jeanne girl said...

Wendy this is great!! Love the boy in the rain!!!!

lynne said...

What a fab boys card! I love that image and you have coloured it perfectly! Your DP's are also just perfect for this card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

Lynne x

Christel said...

Ohhh, how cute is this! Love the image! You have coloured beautifully!
Thanks for joining Creative card crew this week!
Christel

Kerri said...

I love umbrella images too, and I hate the rain LOL! I just think umbrellas and rain boots are so super cute! Another ADORABLE card, girlie:)

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