Sunday, May 22, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi friends!  So far, we've had a rainy month of May.  Flowers are starting to bloom.  Today's card was made for an April challenge.  I used a My Besties stamp to create a card with the idea of April showers bringing May flowers.

I don't often work with the color yellow, but I just love these sweet Graphic 45 papers and decided to use that color palette when coloring the stamped image.  Beginning with yellow cardstock for the base, I layered white cardstock followed by the patterned papers.  Two strips of white trim were added next.  Tiny yellow rhinestones accent the white lace flowers.  The image was colored with Copics, matted to yellow cardstock and placed on the card.  The large daisy was a handmade gift to me.  The smaller flowers are Recollections.  The butterfly is a Spellbinders die--I also cut the butterfly in vellum to give a shadow effect.  A yellow hemp bow is the final accent.

My coloring skills need improvement, but it is so much fun and a wonderful way to relax by coloring.  There are so many adult coloring books on the market now for that purpose as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate all your comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Hi Patty! well we have had such a dry april and may it is getting desperate.... I do love your card, it is cheerful and i love the big daisy and yellow is such a happy color.. this will certainly cheer up someones day I think.. well take care..

  2. So pretty Patty! I love the bright summery yellows, so cheery! Great image and the butterfly is wonderful!! Love it! hugs :)

  3. Oh, how adorable! I love all the bright and happy yellow here and love that sweet image! Such a perfect spring or summer look. Your details are beautiful! Love the flowers and bow, and that butterfly is awesome! We've had nothing but rain all month long, too. I'm missing the sun!

  4. fabulous card Patty, yes colouring is very relaxing, I bought a colouring book and couldn't put it down, so enjoyable! :) Your colouring is great Patty, keep up the great work and have a blessed weekend ♥