April Showers bring May Flowers

Trite, isn't it?  But if you have a stamp of an umbrella and you don't know anyone having a baby or getting married, it's about the only theme you can do with it.  This is an ATC.
I began by stamping the umbrella, then coloring it with glaze gellies which not only give a glossy embossed look, but resist ink.  I used the clear glaze gelly pen to draw in the rain.  I then burnished the image with distress inks.  the flowers were all punched.  I thought it needed a little black doodling to bring in the black from the umbrella.

April Showers Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


13 comments:

Myrna said...

Juliet
I like it!!!
We have at least 8 inches of snow today. More on the way. But yesterday before the snow started I see my poppies are about 6 inches high. lol Boy did they get a shock this morning with below temperatures.
Myrna

Shar said...

Totally love it! The rain drops are perfect! Thanks for playing the April Showers Rebel Challenge on RRD!

Netty said...

Love your card the rain drops are fab. Annette x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful ATC, I really like the rain drops too! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Miri said...

It's lovely that you combined April showers AND May flowers =). Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers "April showers" dare this week.

Vicky said...

adorable :) love the pretty umbrella and the cute flowers :)

Krisha said...

What a great April Showers ATC!! Love the resist for the rain! Thanks for playing along with the RRD challenge.

Vicki said...

Very pretty! Love the April showers bring flowers. Thanks for joining the RRD April Shower Challenge.

Julia S-W said...

Sadly I don't have an umbrella stamp but you've put yours to very good use here Juliet. I love your composition!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.
Julia

Lisette Baker said...

I love how you have managed to make a rain shower so cheerful! Fabulous colour choices, especially that yellow umbrella - a gorgeous stamp.
Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card.
Lisette x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great use of your umbrella stamp Juliet. You did such alot with it and what a fun ATC. Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card.
Jennie

Debi said...

Great ATC, love the umbrella and the angle of the rain, Thanks for playing the April Showers Rebel Challenge on RRD!

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But a Card! I am always amazed at the wonderful detail others can put on an ATC! I love the flower garden growing at the base!