Friday, April 18, 2014

April Showers

It's Friday, which means that it's time for me to post my card for the Outlawz Alcohol Marker Group! Our sponsor this month is Make It Crafty, so be sure to join April's challenges for a chance to win a prize from them. Even better, they've offered up an extra prize for an additional draw for those who use a MIC image.  Such a great prize so make sure you get those alcohol markers out and get colouring!

This week's challenge at the Outlawz Alcohol Marker Group is a photo inspiration.

Here's the photo:

My card also qualifies for the current Stampotique Designers Challenge, which is April Showers! Here's what Carol, this week's hostess, had to say about her challenge.
" I love the early months of the year and to me I only have to hear the month April and instantly in my head the song from Bambi is playing, and I am now humming, drip, drip, drip, little April showers, so use water, rain and April showers as your inspiration this week"
Here's my card, using Yum Yum and Rain Drops.

Yum Yum was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape. The Eclipse Tape version was fussy-cut to be used as a mask. The umbrella stencil from the Accessories 6x6 stencil by Tando Creative was positioned over him so that the umbrella's handle was atop the seed held by Yum Yum, then the umbrella was traced into position. Rain Drops was stamped repeatedly using London Fog Memento ink.

Yum Yum, all the Rain Drops, and the sky between the drops were colored with Copic markers with colors (very loosely) taken from the photo inspiration (above).Yum Yum's mask was adhered into position and the area above the umbrella was covered with Post-It notes. TG01 Copic marker was used to airbrush the background behind Yum Yum.

The umbrella stencil from the Accessories 6x6 stencil was traced onto patterned paper from an old 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye, fussy cut, shaded with Copic markers, shaped, then smooshed into a VersaMark inkpad, and heat set with two layers of Clear Detail embossing powder. This umbrella was adhered into place using dimensional foam adhesive.

Several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen was added to Yum Yum's eyes, the umbrella handle, the embossed umbrella, and each of the Rain Drops. Since you can't see the effect of the Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen in the photo above, here's a close-up photo, which was taken at an odd angle.

The patterned papers are from an old 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye. All layers were edged with either Victorian Violet or Peacock Feathers Distress inks. The sentiment was computer generated, die-cut, sponged with Pumice Stone Distress ink, mounted on another die-cut, then adhered to the card.

Thanks for visiting today.

This card shall be entered into the following challenges:
Charisma Challenge #8: April Showers
Creative Knockouts #33: Furry or Feather Friends
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Animal Antics


  1. This cracks me up, Kathi! The image is too cute, love that fab umbrella you made, and the sentiment is so perfect! Love the raindrops, the cool DP, the design, and your die cut for the sentiment! Really fun card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Kathi, I love your cute card and love the rain drops. Your coloring is always beautiful! Great job, made me smile.

  3. Hi Kathi :)
    I always love the way you combine your stampotique stamps with other tools. Each time, it comes very surprising and so cool :)

  4. Cool and quirky!! Very odd little guy, perfect sentiment and great effect with the raindrops and the dimensional umbrella :)

  5. A fab card and I love the adorable image you have used.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


  6. Fabulous card great papers and image. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  7. Fabulous paper piecing and the sentiment is so perfect for all of those rain drops. We are experiencing that right now. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at Creative Knockouts Furry Friends.

    Tamie DT