April Showers

the paper smooches april 2017 challenge is showers, something we’ve had a lot of lately. i know the farmers need it, but i need sunshine!

copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com rainbow card

last month i used the paper smooches paint palette die to create birthday candles for this tag. this month i’m using the same die set to create raindrops; everything is painted with twinkling H2Os.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
simon says work it wednesday – April showers bring May Flowers!
Little Red Wagon – #390 – April Showers

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Green And Gold

i’m cutting it close to the deadline for the Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sights Challenge but that’s because i scrapped my first card – an idea that only looked good in my mind’s eye.

this is the beautiful collection of photos for inspiration:

and here’s my quickly made card, inspired by all the green and gold:

copyright linda@snailzpace.wordpress.com many thanks ellen hutson

i splattered with twinkling H2Os, die cut the pretty pink posh border and added the essentials by ellen many thanks die cut sentiment.

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Spirit Bear-ing Gift

it took me a while to come up with an idea for this month’s Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge  these are the inspiration photos:

http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2016/09/essentials-by-ellen-september-pin-sights-challenge.html

linda.snailzpace.wordpress.com pinsights sept2016

since i struggle with shabby chic, i found elements that inspired me: the stone wall, the wrapped gift and the blue/white colour combos. i painted the stones freehand with twinkling H2Os, and also used them to paint the bear, grass and gift. i masked the bear to add the gift, popped him with foam tape and layered him between the die cut grass hills.

fun fact: the spirit bear is actually a black bear but is white.

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Fall Fun Bunny

i couldn’t resist using this adorable bunny image again but this time it’s a card inspired by the my favorite things colour and sketch challenges and a request for a fall bunny card.

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MFT sketch 299

i watercoloured the sky, bunny and punched leaves with twinkling H2Os and used the larger circle in the MFT Blueprints 16 to create the frame. i cut a mound for the pile of leaves, covered it with some gourd-jus prills and sponged distress inks for the orange and green layers. i finished it off with a ‘cool day’ sentiment that was die cut with a Blueprints 29 banner and i added a pom pom for the tail.

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Monster Friends

this is the first time i’m playing along with the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com.AEmonstercard

i thought these little cuties were perfect for the theme and it was fun to use them for something other than halloween. i watercoloured two of the monsters from the avery elle clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment onto the bottom of the AE bookmark die to use as a tab and sponged it with distress ink.

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