Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #61 --- The Great Outdoors

As I write this we are just hours away from the first day of MAY!  Where did April go?  If that old saying about "April showers bring May flowers" holds true we should have a FANTASTIC May! Last week alone we had 11 inches of rain here, and that was moderate compared to other areas nearby.  Cheryl's challenge topic, "The Great Outdoors," is quite appropriate.  Who wouldn't want to be outdoors now that the trees are a delicious green and the flowers add so much color everywhere!

I chose the image "Ladybug Lady" for my card.  I have always loved ladybugs.  When I was growing up bugs scared me and I'm allergic to bees. Then my grandmother told me that the ladybugs wouldn't sting or bite, so I actually looked for them in her garden.  This card makes use of scrapbook paper I've had for years and I added some new Jolee's ladybug stickers.

The image is colored with Copics and I've been practicing using the colorless blender to create clouds.  I'm really happy with this one! A touch of C1 adds dimension.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope May brings you lots of flowers and many happy days outdoors!  Be sure to hop over to Sassy Cheryl's to see the DT's gorgeous projects.  Then add one of your own!

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jennie'g' said...

the card is lovely well done jenniexx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Just GORGEOUS and those clouds and sky. . . .WOW!!!
Just beautifully colored.
I'm with you. Love being outside when the flowers are blooming and the smell of fresh cut grass.
Thanks for playing in the challenge this week.

jkreucher said...

OMgosh! what a fun card! love all the lady bugs down the side.. and those clouds~ perfect!
So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Barb. The bright, cheery colors are perfect.

Cathy said...

Wow GF, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is fantabulous and the colors and so cheerful and fun. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, always excited to see your creations.

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Ann English said...

Outstanding coloring and design! I think this about the best sky I've ever seen! Would love a tutorial. Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love the yellow and red together, Barb, and what gorgeous clouds...your talent is amazing!!!!

Tracy said...

Love the sky and the ladybugs along the side.
Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! How cute is this? those bugs and flowers are so pretty and the colors just sing! xxD