Thursday, April 13, 2023

April Showers Challenge #349

 Hello Ai fans!
It's time for a new challenge and this one is so fitting for this time of year in so much of the United States and maybe where you live as well.


We want to see your projects using raindrops, rainboots, rainbows, puddles, clouds, umbrellas etc.

Anything to do with April Showers.

Tasha, our featured artist, created one card with clouds and one card with rain.
Before we get to her darling cards we're going to announce the winners of our last challenge.

For our Top Spot we chose Ginger:

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The random number generator chose

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Congratulations to both of our winners!
Now,  let's check out Tasha's fabulous cards and then you can get busy creating your project for our April Showers challenge for your chance to win a free stamp set.


Hi Ai Fans!
Tasha here sharing two new cards inspired by the April Showers Challenge. For my projects I used the fun  5225-Castle Cubbies and the cute new 5728-Mushroom Cubbies

The first card is a magical castle scene created with the 5225-Castle Cubbies Set. Instead of ink blending or drawing clouds, I used a cloud pattern paper for the background to go with the challenge theme. This print worked great for the sky behind the castle and I like the light blue and pink color combination. 

All the images were stamped with black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I also used the included coordinating die set to cut all the images out. It's so cool to open the little doors and windows and add your stamped characters, and I love these little dragons!!!

Lastly, I added foam tape behind the castle to raise it up on top of the grass. I also layered silver glitter paper to the card and sentiment for extra sparkle; always need some sparkle!

The second card features the new 5728-Mushroom Cubbies set, but instead of clouds, I decided to use a rain drop pattern paper for the background. I also used bolder colors on this design to go with a darker rainy day scene. This totally reminds me of a rainy Spring day.

All of the images on this card were also colored with Copic Markers and I used foam tape again to raise the mushroom house up on top of the grass. This set has so many sweet little bugs to select from, but I adore these little snails and butterfly. 

Lastly, I added silver glitter and layers of pink, black, and purple plaid pattern paper to complete the card. I also layered silver glitter to frame the "Sending Lots of Bugs & Kisses" greeting. This sentiment is perfect to send to someone special this Spring or any time of the year!

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and will participate in the Ai April Showers Challenge!
Have a great day!

If you'd like to join in our challenge be sure to link your project below...

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Sharon Caudle said...

A huge congrats to the winners and Tasha your cards are adorable as always! I love the Cubbies lines and they're both so cute and fun!!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Thank you for the fun challenge and lovely inspiration.