Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Calendar Girls

Hi all, hope you have been having a good month...today I am posting my card for the April Calendar girls. For the month of April our fun and talented Terry chose to have us do a water themed card...as we all know "April showers bring May flowers". We were supposed to use a water image and also a water technique (which I failed miserably on)...I got this cute little Magnolia image and her inner tube from my sweet friend Cheryl. I colored her up with copics and mounted her on a sparkling water designer paper I picked up on sale along time ago. I of course did not think the water looked all that sparkly so I added stickles to give it more of a water and sparkly effect. I added stickles to the top of my magnolia image in the dots on her shirt and some around the waves where her tootsies are soaking...




You can't see the sparkles very well but I assure you they are there....lol...(in abundance). I used white shimmer paper for the scalloped oval background and the white panel behind the image. I used a punch to make the wave effect along the edges of the dsp behind the image as well...

I hope you liked my take on the card.....Terry I apologize for not following directions better. (I had a whole other card in mind but it didn't turn out at all when I tried to move it from my mind to paper...sigh).

Thanks for stopping by...if you have time...stop by and see the other Calendar girls' creations. I am certain you will not be disappointed...

Until next time.

Hugs,
Carol

13 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

My goodness. So cute!!!! Love the water paper. Your extra glitta is just perfect as always! I love me some Magnolia stamps - they are always so cute. Super job!

April said...

I can't believe you think your glittah doesn't come thru! This card is just too adorable. I am with Tami ~ Magnolia's are cuties! To me, it looks like she is floating down a river with not a care in the world! (I long for that day)

MiamiKel said...

Now this is splendid, Carol!! Such a delightful card - with that sweet Tilda floating along so carefree! I LOVE all the glitz and glitter - so YOU!! I can see the vision you had for this card and you executedly it beautifully! Your cards are always ones to oogle over and this one is no exception! FAB!!! x0x0

Barb said...

Great card Carol--I really like the cute image and I like all of the shimmer and shine--I know it is there--on the card. She looks so peaceful, floating down the river.

Michelle said...

I love Magnolias! Such a cute card. The sparkle, coloring and layout are perfect. Also love the Nestabilities you used. Great job!

djones said...

Beautiful card. What a great image and you glittery water paper is perfect - it looks so real. Great job!

Terry said...

Carol...you are way too hard on yourself! This card is great and it totally looks like she is floating on shimmery water! I love it!!!!

Awesome job my friend...I am not disappointed!!!

~Paola~ said...

WOWOWOW!! Hail to the undisputed Queen of Glitter!! :o)
What a fun and fabulous card Carol! I loveeee the Magnolia's line and this lil Tilda-girl is oph sooo adorableeee...you coloring is absolutly flawless my friend! Luv,Luv,lUv it!!:o)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

awwwwww... this card is soooooooo cute! I love the water! Wow! I want to plunge in and take a swim! And that darling image. Wonderfully done!

Magento Themes said...

adorable card.. This card is looking so cute. That girl is beautiful and color is nice.
Thanks for this great work.Magento Themes

Darlene said...

Great card, Carol!! Sweet image and the DP & wave treatment are perfect! The shimmer and glitter really adds that special something!

Debbie Pamment said...

Sweet card Carol - and a little hint - you may want to pop by my blog and see what's waiting for you!
xXx

kadie said...

awwwwww, I can't help but say that when I see this card! It's so so sweet, Carol! You have done an awesome job! That layout is fab and I adore how it looks like she's actually in water!! Brilliant! HUGS to you, sweet friend!