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Monday, April 13, 2015

Somewhere Over the Rainbow


April brings many things, like longer days, crocuses blooming, birdsong in the early morning, and rain showers. Along with showers come rainbows. I have been very lucky to witness many rainbows where I live. When I see them I turn into a kid again, standing with my mouth open in wonder and awe at the beauty imprinted on the sky.
I created my card using two digital papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. Lisa has a delicious assortment of papers, embellishments and sentiments, and I used a couple to create my card today for the Outlawz Greetings challenge. The theme this week is April Showers and/or Rainbows.
I chose a textured cardstock and a patterned paper for my project. After printing my sentiment (inspired by the movie Wizard of Oz, the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow) straight onto the papers in Photoshop, I colored up a couple cute birds from the Fred She Said set called Emma the Caroler. I fussy-cut them and popped them onto my scene. Then I had my way with the embellishments I had left on my desk from a previous project. Here are the papers I chose for this card:
DDD Colors of the Rainbow Collection,
From the Textured Paper Pack: Wine
From the Patterned Paper Pack: Sea
I hope you get a chance to visit Lisa's blog to see the wonderful papers and products she creates, as well as the Outlawz Greetings challenge this week. Follow the theme of April Showers or Rainbows and remember to put a sentiment on the frontt of your project, and you'll be in the running for some awesome prizes!
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting When We Can - Based on a Song (Somewhere Over the Rainbow)
Ike's Art World Challenges - Something with Wings
Krafty Hands - Nature's Work
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room challenges - Rainbow of Colors
Sisterhood of Crafters - April Showers
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes

21 comments:

ike said...

Soooo beautiful - what a gorgeous card :-D xoxoxox

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

So, so pretty Pat and what a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘April Showers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the background. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "April Showers" challenge.

Jackie Trinder said...

This is a gorgeous card I love the rainbow background and the quote from the Wizard of OZ. Thank you for joining us at the Scribble and Scrap challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

Sandi said...

Love the rainbow background! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters "April Showers" challenge. Hope you'll join us again soon! xx Sandi Lee one of the Sistahs

VIRGINIA MONTAGNA said...

Great rainbow card, especially like the little birdies on it.
We saw a double rainbow coming back from Palm Springs quite a few years back that was so bright and lasted a long time too. Took our breaths away.
Virginia Montagna

Robin said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the rainbow and the song is one of my faves. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Edwina said...

Pat, I love this card! It is so beautiful! I love rainbows and they are so hard to find, especially when you have a camera. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Oh dear lord. When I first glanced at today's creation, I thought 'Hey that is my paper' and then realized, 'oh yeah, the challenge has started hasn't it.' Oh, vey. Time just keeps on flying by regardless of my need to slow it down.

Love what you've done with it. The addition of the fussy cut birds is perfect!

Hugs,
Lisa

Pat said...

OMG, Lisa, have you seen all the cards from the Outlawz Greetings team?! They are gorgeous, which is in itself a great compliment to your beautiful papers and elements!! Thanks again for sponsoring us there.
And comsider this a SHOUT- where do you get those shadow thingies?? LOL

Kathy said...

This is so lovely--the kind of card to hang on your bulletin board, just to look at when you want to get happier!

ike said...

Such gorgeous little birds and Lisa's lovely paper. Thank you for coming over to join us at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and good luck :-)

Hugz
IKE x

LChippy76 said...

This card is so PRETTY & Calming!!!
LOVE Rainbows!!! TFS!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Such a bright and cheerful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood for the "April Showers" challenge!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

julie_woolston said...

Hi Pat thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Kraftyhands
Hugs Julie xxx

Sylvia said...

What a great card to show 'Nature's Work' Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge Pat.
Sylvia x

Happycrafter Shell said...

really beautiful card you've made here. Thank you for playing along with us at IWC x

Judy Corner said...

Lovely card! It is great to see you sharing at Kraftyhands and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Matney said...

Love the combination of the image along with the 3d elements. Beautiful and now may have to go watch the movie! Thank you for your saweet card here at Ike's World Challenges. Shoni, DT

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards xx Jan DT