Saturday, April 3, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #12 - April Showers

This week's challenge at is April showers. Make a card using 'weather' themed images - sun, rainbows, rain, clouds, snow, etc. Don't forget to check out the Raise the Bar blog to see the rest of the DT's lovely creations.

Since I've lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life and my birthday is in April, I felt like Rain Miss Anya was well suited for this challenge. Though I complain about the rain, I really do love it. I missed it terribly the 2 years I lived in Denver, lol. I think she's my favorite Miss Anya ever. I also used Unscripted Sketches #48, but flipped upside down.

Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
Rhinestones, Copics, Prima Flowers, PTI Buttons, and Crystal Stickles


I didn't have 2 blue matching flowers for this card, so I airbrushed 2 white ones with my B16 Copic marker. For you CTMHers, it's a perfect match for Dutch Blue. :)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm going to the Melting Pot with some friends for an "early" birthday celebration!

35 comments:

  1. Lovely card! That blue is a stunning color! :-)Traci

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  2. Pretty! I love the colors!

    Oooh, I love the Melting Pot too... Yum!

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  3. Suer cute! Love the hint of DP
    love tasha xx

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  4. she is so cute Sparkle! Love those papers too!
    cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  5. Wait...you didn't think it rained much while you lived here? LOL I totally understand what you are saying. I know Denver sure isn't like the northwest. The rain is how you get your gorgeous foliage, so it might be worth it.

    Your card is simply beautiful Sparkle. LOVE the colors and very clever to airbrush the flowers, with your newly picked up knowledge on how to do that!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

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  6. Oh your Miss Rain Anya looks terrific. Love the tip about airbrushing with the copics to get a perfect match. I see one of those systems in my future!

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  7. I was hoping Miss Rain Anya would be in the lineup! Beautiful card Sparkle, and way to go on improvising the blue primas - I've heard tons about that system. WA rain is very pretty, everything stays so green. :D Happy Easter weekend to you and yours!

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  8. Oh, so cute! Love the color combo!

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  9. Love love love that vivid shade of blue! Gorgeous work Sparkle!

    Have a fabulous weekend! :)

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  10. Your card is SO cute, Sparkle! I love the bright, pretty colors and cute image.

    Have a fun day!

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  11. Beautiful as always Sparkle, love the colors!

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  12. THat is just beautiful!! Great color combo!!

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  13. Beautiful, Sparkle! Great use of the airbrush!!

    Have a wonderful time.. I love Melting Pot!!

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  14. So adorable! Isn't the airbrush fun!
    I miss the rain here too!

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  15. what a fun, bright card!! Miss Anya Rain is my fave TGF stamp as well... and I REALLY miss the rain and all the green! :( have fun with your friends tonight :)

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  16. Wonderful, love the image and the pretty colors! Hugs Silke

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  17. She is adorable! Your coloring is perfect! Oh and paper squares... I love that too!
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. LOL! I'm laughing because our cards of the day are similar once again!

    She is my favorite Miss Anya too. I love your card & embellies. Very smart about the flowers! I also like the distressed edges.

    Happy early birthday! Isn't April just the best month (my bday's also on this month)? Have a great time!

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  19. She's adorable Sparks! Love the bright blue...

    Hugs,
    Michelle B.

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  20. This is super cute. I love how you roughed up the edges.

    Hope you have fun at the Melting Pot.

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  21. Great take on the challenge!

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  22. This is awesome Sparkle!! Another great job of coloring!! Happy Easter to you and yours!!

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  23. So pretty Sparkle!! And, I love that sentiment!

    Happy Easter. :)

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  24. Beautiful, as always! Love your take on the sketch. So glad you joined US!
    Steph
    Unscripted DT

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  25. I love how simple this card is....with slight fanciness of the airbrush. Great coloring.

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  26. How cool you airbrushed the flowers. I have colored them in before but not always with great results. Way cute card! I need to play with this set more.

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  27. oooh can I say this is such a sunny card even though Miss Anya is carrying an umbrella? I LOOOOVE the orange and blue together! It reminds me of the beach and the tropics. fabulous coloring on Miss Anya.

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  28. oooh can I say this is such a sunny card even though Miss Anya is carrying an umbrella? I LOOOOVE the orange and blue together! It reminds me of the beach and the tropics. fabulous coloring on Miss Anya.

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  29. What a sweet image. I like the shadowing around the girl.

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  30. Lovely!! I especially like the way you colored the umbrella!

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  31. Beautiful! Amazing shade of blue!

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