Monday, April 2, 2018

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge # 13 - April Showers

WOW!  April!  And tax season is almost over... the cacti are getting ready to bloom... and we're in the 80's and 90's here in southwest Arizona!  LOVE!!

Welcome to the April Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!  This month we're all about the April Showers!

To me, April Showers means Spring which means flowers! Here's what I've made for you today:


I saw a card that Gina Krupsky made over on the Gina K Designs Facebook Group and it was gorgeous!  There was a video she made that was up on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and I actually took the time to watch it and knew right away I needed to give it a try.  Rather than trying to clumsily explain the process, I'll give you a link to her video here!  I decided to stamp and heat emboss a few different stamp sets before I went to a crop this weekend and brought my Distress Inks, Prisma Colored Pencils, and a few other items I thought I'd need.  One of the bases I stamped was this one using the beautiful Blossoming Buds stamp set from Paper Smooches.  LOVE these fun flowers!


I heat embossed my sentiment from the Birthday Bash stamp set onto a piece of die cut vellum and this adorable birdy from the My Peeps stamp set.  This is the only piece i cut out and popped up and then added a few music notes from the same set.


The bird was a last minute decision, so I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color her in using colors similar to the Distress Oxides and Prisma pencils I used on the background.  I also added a few music notes from the My Peeps set because she's singing... she's so happy 'cause it's Spring (like me)!



I made a few mistakes (which I will not point out to you :) ) and I did a couple things a little different... I did add a little bit of pink acrylic paint to some of my flower petals.  originally my intent was to fit a color challenge which I ended up not entering...lol!  But I love the brightness it adds to the whole thing.   I also splattered some water droplets and then some Gold Color Shine onto the background... cause I could!  And I will definitely use this technique again because I love the way it looks!

Now, be sure to head on over to Donna and Susan's Blogs to see what they've created for you today!  And stop over at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge Blog to play along!






12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann McGuire said...

Beautiful

Lin said...

Love these bright springy colors, and that sweet singing bird! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

María Pilar said...

Lovely card, Lisa. Love the colours and the embossing you made
Hugs

jeanchaneyaz said...

I am so loving this, Lisa, and will definitely revisit Gina's video.

Scrapper69 said...

Wow! I Love your beautiful card!! Fantastic colors and design!!!

Theresa

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a beautiful card with all those wonderful colors.

Susan Fogle said...

Your background turned out fantastic! I saw your card when I uploaded my pic to the Three Amigos Challenge post last night and could hardly wait for your post to go live! LOVE this card!!

Mitra Pratt said...

delish!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulously artsy, Lisa! Such gorgeous colors. Definitely will take a look at that video, although I consider myself rather "stamping challenged". LOL Also wondering what you use to attach your vellum. This really turned out beautifully. xxD

Donna Davis said...

I watched the video. That's a lot of work, but it looks beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Wow is this card gorgeous! I love the background, the adorable springtime stamp images and that vellum layer! This card practically sings!