Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Spring!

This month, at the Paper Smooches blog, the challenge is Showers. I just got the fun set called Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches.
I colored two of the cute critters with watercolor pencils and popped them up on paper that I colored with Oxide Inks and splashed with water droplets. The umbrellas (popped), rain drops, and sentiment come from Penny Blacks, April Showers stamp set. I masked off the umbrellas to add the rain which was then textured with clear Nuvo Crystal Drops. The clouds, also popped and watercolored with pencils, are from Hearts & Clouds by W Plus 9.

This set from Paper Smooches has three more adorable critters and several sentiments. It even has a tiny paw print and a hugs and kisses symbol! XO

Also shared with:
Color My Heart Color Dare #228 to use Peacock, Willow, and White Daisy. (Blue, Green, and White here.) 

Creative Knockouts #188 "Outside Fun"  

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading any comments you take the time to leave :)

24 comments:

  1. Great coloring of your images and umbrellas and really love the stamp set on the raindrops and adding the Crystal drops...in CTMH we call it liquid glass and I often use it.

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    1. I do love the clear drops, Sue. I used to use the Glossy Accents, but it often left bubbles. This doesn't seem to do that.

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    2. And thanks for joining us at Color Dare this week and really want to see you back here; however, the Color Dare Challenge is an (Only and All) colors listed in our challenge unlike the color challenges for The Outlawz. However, you could put this card in the challenge for Heart2Heart for their April Showers, this is a challenge that lasts all month, so you can add it there.

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    3. Guess I didn't quite understand, Sue. Just pull mine off the linky :)

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    4. No, it's too cute, just won't qualify. The colors that they give in the Color Challenge mean use ONLY those colors, and has to contain ALL the colors, unlike Outlawz wherein if you have the majority of their colors, the images can contain many additional colors. I know you are so full of color and do beautiful coloring, don't want to discourage you from doing Color Dare.

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    5. LOL, Sue. I don't think I could do just a few colors. I may try though one day!

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    6. That's your challenge...you can do it; but not sure with the newest challenge today...that would be a real challenge for you.

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    7. Haha... I struggle with that too Jean... but it's fun to try.. I just have to be in the mood though... sometimes I get angry when I can't add the gold I want to...lololol! But mom... she'll make you play you know...

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    8. I could have sworn I'd been here to see this one, but I guess haven't... I love it... love those adorable Chubby Chums and love how you watercolored them and the raindrops!! Yup... I'm pretty sure I need that set...

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    9. Lisa, you saw it on Instagram. And, it was YOUR set that I borrowed at our crop to color since mine was at home :)

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  2. Fun card. The Crystal Drops really add to the overall feel of the card. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart.

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    1. Always nice to find a way to add a gentle bit of texture without taking away from the images, Michelle. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi Jean! I like so much your creations, the rain looks so good.
    Hello from México

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    1. Thanks, Haideelum! I'm glad you like it :)

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  4. So cute, Jean! And you used your Oxide inks! What a great background!! I really love this cute card!
    Hugs!
    Darcy

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    1. Yes, Darcy, I actually used something I HAD to have. And, I really do love them!

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  5. Cute, cute, cute, Jean! I love these little critters! That background is awesome! Eventually I will use those oxide inks! :)))

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    1. Janet, we really need to live next door. What fun we would have pushing each other to use our supplies!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare. I hope you'll find your way back and be able to share with an "all and only" card.

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    1. Thanks, Princess. I didn't really know what was meant by "all and only". Now I know and will enter properly in the future.

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  7. I love what you did with the Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums"! This is one of my favorite stamp sets. Your coloring is superb.

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    1. I agree, Melanie! Those little fatties are soooo adorable!

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  8. OH goooooooooooodness! What a fab card! I LOVE those little animals holding umbrellas! Adorable! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with our April challenge! I hope you play along again soon!

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    1. I love those chubby little critters too, Savannah. Thanks for stopping by!

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