Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A spring card......& HAIL!

And I'm not talking about the Hail Mary kind of hail!! I'm talking about the "spring" in Wisconsin kind of hail!!

So I set out to make a spring card ....our lovely weather inspired me. I had a few Tildas lying around that hadn't seen ink yet & this one was perfect....

This is Tilda as Butterfly from the Chasing Butterflies Collection. This was my second attempt, my first is in the circular file. That one was colored with Copics, but they were not agreeing with me. So ....this one is colored with Prismas. Lots of glitter added to the wings & the flowers. The papers are Basic Grey Kioshi. Purple is not a color I use often, but I've been seeing some *gorgeous* cards lately using it & thought what the heck.....I hadn't used any papers from this pack so I broke it open!

I used Glamour Dust on her wings --- I like this better than Stickles for a "thin" layer of bling. And since I worked so hard coloring her wings, I wanted them to show :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund -- Easter & Spring Challenge #19

The Beary Scrap -- Wings & Feathers

Simon Says Stamp -- Card for a Child

All That Scraps -- Magnolia challenge

So on to the hail --- it was raining pretty much all day today. Typical April day in Wisconsin. Being the very thoughtful mom that I am, I drove to pick up my kids from the bus stop. You know, since it was raining. I was reading the paper, when I heard something that sounded like cracking. I thought "what the heck, did my window just break?". I looked up & it was hailing! I felt very unsafe in my car, lol

This is what our deck looked like when we got home. See that nice sheet of ice along with the hail? Makes for TERRIFIC driving conditions! Especially during rush hour.

My poor tulips. It happens every year. Every year I think they get a bit tougher. Pretty soon they'll start blooming in January, lol.

Thanks so much for visiting. Gotta go catch the last part of Dancing With the Stars! I know, I'm a sucker for those educational shows :)


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Michelle :-) such a cute Tilda and the colors and papers you used are perfect ,, beautiful embellies too :-)

fab photo's too !! what a good thing it was that you went to collect the children ,, hail is not nice when it's landing on your head !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Rea said...

Beautiful card, nice coloring, and I love the Kioshi paper. We had hail last nite, it was pea sized. Lots of strong winds,and rain. I have some exciting news for you. I started a blog, the address is www.theantiquewardrobe.blogspot.com. I hope you stop by and visit. You can sign up to follow, and follow by email. Hope work is going well. Hugs, Rea

Dawn B. said...

This card is gorgeous. Your coloring still makes me envious. I do not miss the Midwest springs. It is 80 here. Have a great holiday weekend.

Jamie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love that cute image and your flowers and doily! Thanks for playing in our Beary Sweet Challenge, hope to see you again next time!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT :)

Patricia said...

Very pretty love the purple and green combo, Thanks for playing with us at The Beary Scrap. I hope to see you again.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Michelle - love the purple! This is a DARLING card. :) Thanks so much for joining our Wings challenge at The Beary Scrap DT & Challenge blog - good luck!


beadz said...

How cute! Love all of the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

Anonymous said...

so pretty Michelle! Adorable Tilda creating!
So glad you linked up to All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!

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