Friday, 27 June 2014

April Showers

The challenge at Fab Friday this week is to use all five of the new In Colors.  Now this IS a challenge, because (a) I've only just got the new in-colors and (b) I only like one of them yet.  So I decided to make myself use them in the hopes I would like more than just Lost Lagoon!

This card was originally going to be my Freshly Made Sketches DT card until I realised I hadn't followed the sketch.  Doh!



I used a new-to-me set called April Showers from Clearly Besotted.  I've been wanting this set ever since it came out and I love it!

I die cut the umbrella then stamped it with Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow.  I colored the handle with a blender pen and some Mossy Meadow ink.  The sentiment was stamped using Blackberry Bliss ink.  The raindrops use Lost Lagoon as does the die cut tile pattern.  I finished the card with some orange twine.

Thanks for looking.



Products used:

Stamps:  April Showers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Accessories:  April Showers die, American Crafts twine, Piestra Tile Die (Memory Box)

Edited to Add:  This card was a Fab Fave at Fab Friday.

Cheers
Karren

7 comments:

Jen Brum said...

Great card Karren! You've used the new in colours beautifully. I'm not sure if I'm sold on them yet either! I love that sweet umbrella and the rain drops! Such a great sentiment!

Cindy Lovell said...

Another stunning card,Karren!! Love the umbrella and the raindrops!! The colors are beautiful!! My favorites of them i think would be Blackberry Bliss and the Lost Lagoon...so beautiful these two!!!

Jen said...

That's quite a challenge using all of the colors but you pulled it off beautifully!

Brian King said...

Karren, I couldn't love this umbrella image more. What a great way to incorporate these new colors! Thanks for playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge.

Amanda Mertz said...

Well done! I love the raindrops and the different colored panels on the umbrella. This card is sure to brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Marla Reed said...

I love your use of the colors and hope that it helped you to "warm up" to the new colors. I love way you used the different colors on the umbrella and the Blackberry Bliss pattern stamped on the Lost Lagoon card stock. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Pamela Steckman said...

I just love the umbrella! It reminds me of Florida summer (it rains literally every day during the summer). You did a great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Fab Friday!