Friday, April 27, 2012

SSS Challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

Hey everyone!

We have a new Simon Says Stamp challenge going on over at Lily Pad Cards! This time it's all about rain. Yup, it's a "Rainy" challenge. Now, I have to be honest with you. I was in a bit of a tizzy with this one. I had to think hard to figure out what to do for my design team card. For days, I kept wondering what stamp I was going to use and could not think of a single stamp to use for rain. Then it hit me! I have this stamp set from Penny Black!



Do you see the cute Hedgies under the snowy umbrella? Well, I decided I could use this stamp for the challenge, if I just change up the umbrella and add a bit of rain, and it worked! :)


I drew my own umbrella onto patterned paper, and paper pieced it over the original one. I also drew the clouds by hand and all the little raindrops too. The image was colored with Copics.

I love the way it turned out! Sometimes being challenged outside of your comfort zone ends up being the best part of this wonderful hobby!

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to the pond and check out the wonderfully creative cards from the rest of the design team. You'll also find out about all the details of this fun challenge.

Thanks to Dawn, I am also entering this into the "Oh, So Cute" challenge over at Penny Black and More.

Hope you all have a happy (not too rainy) weekend! :)

44 comments:

Joy said...

Who said you cannot do cute cards...I don't know Barb I think you are a master at these types of cards...super gorgeous, love it to bits..hugs

Dawn said...

I agree with Joy... this is one cute card. Love how you changed up your umbrella. And these are cute hedgies, You should enter this at Penny Black and More April challenge which is "oh so cute" it would be perfect!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
What a glorious Orange umbrella, and the PB Hedgies provide the perfect image for a rainy day card as they would cheer up anyone. I know you always say you don't do cute; like me with CAS, but it is surprising what a Challenge can do to ones creativity, as you have recognised..... you should be so pleased with yourself, as you have made a beautiful card, I am very impressed with your paper piecing too!
Smiles:)
Sue

Isha said...

This is such a cute card Barb!! Love it:)

joy said...

Great job, Barb! I love those cute little hedgies under your handdrawn umbrella! Very sweet card.

Donna Bowman said...

Adorable Barb!! I didn't know you were such an artist! Love all your hand drawn details!!

maria f. said...

Love how the idea drives the card. Isn't it great to not always be limited by "I don't have a stamp for that". Or a cloud die. Adorable card.

Brenda said...

That was so creative Barb! This is really a perfect friendship image! One just has to love those hedgies!

Bethany said...

Such a sweet card Barb! Have a great weekend :)

walchowDesign said...

Such a cute card, Barb! Love your idea of converting a snow stamp into a different theme - very creative!

Cindy C. said...

Awe...your card melts my heart! It's so adorable!!!!

Annette said...

AWWW how cute...I totally love this adorable card...what a fun little scene you created...

Have a wonderful Weekend Barb..

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

You can definately do cute cards!!! This is super sweet! Hugs, Karin

Sue McRae said...

Such a sweet card Barb!

Vicky said...

Creativity at it's best!!! Amazing!

snailzpace said...

aww, this is so cute and very creative of you to make this a bright rainy day card! thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme this month at penny black and more.
linda

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling card, Barb, and so clever to change out the umbrella! Love all the little detail and your wonderful coloring, my friend!

Maureen Morton said...

Don't even say it is so....you drew your own raindrops? Brilliant! I would never attempt that. This all came together with such adorable style - great ideas and wonderful card!

brenda said...

A super card Barb and great paper piecing.

Thanks so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with the prize draws.

B x

MarcyK924 said...

I agree, you do CUTE so well! You coloring is perfect and I adore that sentiment! ADORABLE!

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Greta said...

Just darling, Barb! Great way to use the stamp set!

Katarina said...

Cute and fun card!

Sanne said...

This is super cute Barb - love it!

Lisa said...

I love your alterations Barb! It's super cute :)

Suzanne C said...

This is super sweet! love your clever hedgehog transformation into an adorable rainy scene!

Simone said...

Aww Barb this is just soooo cute! Love those gorgeous hedgehogs!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Cute, cute, cute, Barb! Love how you create the scene. :)

Jacqueline said...

Such a cute card and clever design Barb!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderfully transitioned from winter to spring Barb!

susiestacey said...

What a great idea. Such a cute card and thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Kathy (krolski) said...

Adorable card Barb. I love the umbrella and the rain drops you drew.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Barb!
TFS~

Robin K. said...

Love the "out of the box" thinking you used to create this adorable card Barb!!! Love it to bits!!

Clare said...

Adorable! Such a sweet image, and I loved your custom made 'stamp'!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Your card is too cute--I love how you changed the umbrella. Very creative. Hugs to you.

sheila said...

I love how you changed this up Barb and even designed your own umbrella! it turned out wonderfully.

donna mikasa said...

So adorable, Barb! Love your altered umbrella! I'm inspired to look for my umbrella stamps and join the challenge, too!

Tina said...

So cute, Barb! Love the colors and sweet sentiment.

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my Barb!
This is so adorable!
Thanks for making me smile this morning!!

ivy said...

this is so cute barb! love your hand drawn umbrella!

Jill said...

What an awesome collection of cards! Love those hedgies!

susanne said...

Such an adorable card Barb and I love the pretty shade of yellow you used!

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