Friday, April 27, 2012

April Showers at Sassy Cheryls

The challenge this week on the Sassy Cheryls Challenge Blog is to create a project with an April Showers theme. Now Sassy Cheryl doesn't require that you use a Sassy Cheryl's image, BUT if you do, you get two entries in the challenge. So, with so many perfect images to use at the Sassy Cheryls Digi Store and a double entry to boot, WHY wouldn't you use an SC image. I just can't figure that one out.

At any rate Cheryl has been on a creative roller coaster this past week, and it's all been downhill at the speed of light. She's just added 11 new images to the store, and several were perfect for this challenge. I chose this image called Sam's Rainy Day for my card, but it wasn't the only one I bought. Thank goodness I have a credit on Pay Pal, so the DH won't be noticing I'm paying my friend Pay Pal so much money.LOL I've colored her with Copics, and double colored the umbrella so that it stands off the page.

This sketch is called Starburst and can be found on this POST from Operation Write Home. It's a method of using up scraps. I didn't however use scraps to make this card. What I did however, was to use small squares from several digital paper kits thus not creating any more scraps. The kits I used are
Aloha, Stolling Thru The Park and April Showers from Just So Scrappy Too and Summer Fun from Shery K Designs.

The Word Art was created in Photoshop using design elements from the kits above. I used the inverse scallop punch from Spellbinders to create a layered look of the sun behind my image and finished off with some glossy accents on all the raindrops. Here's a side shot to show you the dimension that the card has.

I love it when a plan comes together. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Fab card, love the papers.....

  2. I LOVE everything about your wonderful card Shirley! great colors, stunning star burst, and perfect coloring on this Sassy little darling! you go girl!!
    Always so happy when you get sassy with us!
    hugs to ya

  3. Oh, Shirley - this is sooooo fabby!!! The colors are just perfect and the design delightful! wendy xx
    p.s. Candies on my blog - come visit! :)

  4. Love your creation honey! It's certainly brought me some sunshine this evening.. smiles.xx

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Shirley!!
    I just bought that digi too and planned on using it with my card for the challenge. It's just tooo cute. :)

  6. Great card Shirley, love everything about it, the colors, your coloring and the Starburst is awesome. And now I know what OWH is LOL, I knew just didn't put it together :). Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

  7. How stink in adorable Shirley and I LOVE the colors. . . .and Sam looks super cute with her little green umbrella.
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week!