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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunshine, Showers, Flowers

and Rainbows!

I have been thinking about some of the challenges relating to April showers and then the other afternoon we had both sun and rain together and from the front of the house we could see a beautiful rainbow against the dark threatening sky!  The spark of an idea!

I started this card by creating a rainbow background using ProMarkers and their Letrajet system.  Haven't used it in ages so not the most even coverage!

I took the sketch from MFT and worked with that.  Thanks to a short class at MCC I am rediscovering my Spellbinders Mix + Match Edgeabilities so I used those on the strip at the left side.  I intended to thread ribbon up through the cut strip but completely forgot until it was well stuck down so my bow had to be under my flower rather than stemming from that panel.  I coloured my lady with Prismacolor pencils and Zest and paper-pieced her umbrella with some sunny flowery paper.  The sentiment and image are both from MFT.

I hope you like my card - I must admit I think it does bring in some sunshine!  I am entering it in the following challenges (more than usual for me I know)

MFTWSC120 - Sketch

Craft Calendar - Sunshine and Showers
Ribbon Carousel - Showers and Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Blossoms and Bows


  1. Hi Janine - greeting in the UK from sunny Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. I hope that you are having a blessed and relaxing Lord's day today. I am always SO blessed when I come by your blog to see your sweet creations, and this card is so bright and fun. Thank you so very much for sharing with us, and I really hope you have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Oh wow Janine, I absolutely love the bright and vibrant colours and the rainbow effect if wonderful.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Beautiful card Janine! Love the rainbow colored background and the fun, flower umbrella! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

  4. This is so cool...Love the rainbow colors and the other elements you incorporated. Awesome! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Have a fabulous day and God bless!

    JO ANN

  5. Such a bright and lovely card, great effect you achieved.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  6. Gorgeous!!!! Love this bright card! I think you did a fabulous job with the color! I think the rainbow of colors are just stunning! Fun paper pieced umbrella! Truly gorgeous card!


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