Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tiddly Inks - Challenge #47 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

If you are a follower or avid reader of Paper Canteen then you will know that my absolute favorite weather of ALL time is rain.  I can't explain it.  It simply soothes me.  It helps me think and it makes me smile.  Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoy the sun, the snow, the gorgeous, crisp fall days that we get here in New England...but the is just something about the rain.  So when this challenge came up I was so pleased!!  I didn't go too "traditional" in terms of the rain persay but you'll understand when you see my card.

I started with Ty the Tap Dancer.  I can't help but be drawn to this image as my son's name is Ty and he does Tap, Ballet and Gymnastics.  Coincidence?  Not so much ;)  (thanks Christy!!)  I colored Ty in with my Copics and trimmed him out ever so carefully.  I set him aside and went diving into my ever growing stash of scraps.  I went with blues, greens and light yellows as they remind me of a rainy spring day.

I layered my scallops and stitched on each panel.  I used the lyrics from the song "Singin' In The Rain" as my sentiment.  I chose 'homegrown' font in MS Word and printed it out in green lettering.  I then ran it through my Big Shot using a label die.  I sponged the entire sentiment panel with green and blue inks.  I adhered it to my card and trimmed off the excess so that it looked like a stormy cloud passing through.

My other embellishments include printed clip art music notes from MS Word, chocolate brown seam binding, and natural linen twine with a bright orange button tied to it. 
I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired today!!  Please come along and play with us over at the TI Challenge Blog!!  Showers or Flowers, it's up to you!!


Tracy Jedi said...

Oh Meredith, I feel the same way! I LOVE rainy days and find them so soothing! Your card is adorable! I love that image and your layout is amazing! Love the stitching and the fun colors and patterns! XO

Loopylou. said...

meredith this card totally rocks hun, i love the font too, off to find that now!!!! lol!!! hugs Lou xxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is soooo cute, Meredith! Hey, I think we are "neighbors" - I am also in Massachusetts. You must be loving the weather. :) xo

DonnaMundinger said...

Meredith, this is soooo stinkin' cute! I'll be singin' that song all day! You've captured it beautifully! xxD

Star said...

This is just so darn adorable!!

Larissa said...

Meredith this is so creative! Love what you did with your card for this challenge!


mfc.melissamade2 said...

Meredith you are so smart!!! I love this little guy dancing in the rain...your card is fantastic - such gorgeous vibrant colors and I love the stitching!!!

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