Monday, April 18, 2022

Inspiration Station: April Showers

Hello and Happy Monday!  I trust your Easter was lovely and you spent an enjoyable day with family and friends.  Today begins a new bi-weekly challenge at The Inspiration Station and the photo prompt this round is:

This is a bright and colorful photo prompt that can be intrepreted in so many ways.  You coud go with colors, a rainbow, anything water related, rainy days, Wellies, Unbrellas, etc.  

I've chosen to go with a Rain theme for my design team project.  Using the "Under the Weather" digital stamp by Lily of the Valley, I've created a standard A2 sized card with a message of encouragement.

I've colored the image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Markers and die cut the focal panel with a nesting postage stamp die from Catherine Pooler.  The Polka Dot paper is a snippet left from another project and the sentiment is from a very old Scrapbooking Queen Stamp set.

The sentiment was die cut with a nesting circle die from Hero Arts and popped on craft foam for dimension.  To finish the card, faux blue gems from Kat Scrappiness were added for additional interest and sparkle.

Please join the team at The Inspiration Station this round.  There's a sweet little stamp set on offer and we would love to see your inspired projects.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. This is beautiful Donna - such a sweet image and so beautifully paired with the paper and sentiment

  2. Lovely card Donna and as always your colouring is excellent. xx

  3. Wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rondos

  4. Lovely design and a great image!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  5. He is such a cutie under his little umbrella! Wonderful design and great colors/patterns! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  6. Donna, this card is adorable!! Such a darling image. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  7. I love that little owl and the sentiment is very uplifting.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. Oh wow this is fabulous,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. I love this card, beautiful Owl and a great sentiment
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  10. A very sweet and adorable card.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  11. A gorgeous image and I love the sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  13. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  14. I just love your project!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Afrika!

  15. CONGRATULATIONS DONNA on your Creative Moments Top 4! Hugs, 💕


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