Saturday, April 11, 2015

With every Rainbow, a little rain must fall


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This time the challenge is being hosted by the lovely and talented, Shana (Stress-Free Stamping with Shana).  She chose this fun word ...






I decided as soon as I saw the challenge word, that I wanted to make a rainbow with a cloud burst of rain. :)  How to do that since I have no rainbow stamp images or die-cuts??  What I ended up doing was using my circle nestabilities.  I cut out four different sizes of circles and then layered them on top of each other.  I then die-cut a smaller circle from the center, glued all the rings together, and cut off the size I wanted. Worked perfectly! :)  I then ran it through with a polka-dot embossing folder.

I sponged around the outside of the cloud and added Clear Wink of Stella to the rain drops for a little sparkle ... it looks so pretty in real life.  :)

This month we are so excited to have Pia (Pia's Creative World) as our Guest Designer. Welcome to the team Pia!! :)  Check out her amazing card, and the rest of the DT cards HERE.

Come play along!

I'm also entering this into the AAA Cards Challenge #36 - Easter colours ... just getting in under the wire. :)










Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R); Big Bang Confetti (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Soft Sky (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Circle Nestability dies (Spellbinders), Polka-dot embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Puffy Cloud Dies (Memory Box), sponge, Clear Wink of Stella pen

Challenges:
ATCAS #61 - Showers
AAA#36 - Easter Colours


25 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Fabulous card, love the rainbow and what a fabulous way of achieving it, I would never have thought of it lol! Just beautiful.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Kylie said...

How clever are you! So inventive with your beautiful rainbow. I love the soft colours you have used and the addition of some sparkle to your rain is wonderful! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that rainbow Loll! Very clever design! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Loll! I love that you used pastels for your rainbow, and the embossed dots is brilliant!! So pretty! hugs :)

Bonnie said...

Love that rainbow, Loll! I'll have to file away that idea for future reference. I have a friend here that checks out your blog first thing each morning and she emailed me to say how much she enjoyed seeing the different ways we interpreted this challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to make your rainbow! Thinking outside the "die" ;) -- Thanks for joining in at AAA

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous pastel rainbow, Loll ... the embossing is perfect with that shower of shimmery rain! Anita :)

Brenda said...

And what a beautiful and perfect rainbow you made Loll!! I love it! Love the cloud and raindrops, so perfect and so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

This is so soft and pretty, Loll. Lovely pastel rainbow and glittery raindrops!

sandie said...

Love how you created the rainbow!! And the embossing on it, makes it really pop. Sparkle rain, what a cool idea, have a fun weekend x

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Loll! I love your pastel rainbow and the sparkly raindrops are so pretty!

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea for creating a rainbow! I love it, and also the sparkly raindrops!

nancy littrell said...

Your rainbow and showers turned out beautifully Loll. So clever the way you made your textured rainbow. TFS my friend.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love the dotted swiss pastel rainbow Loll, and your raindrops are so well done. Love your card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful card! I love the non-traditional colors...and thanks for the tip on using circles. I had been wanting a rainbow die. Smiling!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh love your soft rainbow Loll and those little rain drops from the fluffy cloud. I just received a stamp set I can use for this! Yay.

Diane said...

Oh what lovely soft colors and fun design Loll.

Hugs Diane

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!

Deepti said...

I love the soft pastel colors of the rainbow and those raindrops are so adorable :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous pastel rainbow Loll and a brilliant way to make it! Love your design and the sentiment is perfect, Cathy x

Jill Vickers said...

I love the pretty pastel colours you chose for your rainbow - absolutely perfect for Spring! Thank you for sharing your wonderful CAS card with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill

Carol said...

This is fabulous Loll, I love how you've done the rainbow. Carol x

Gail Townsend said...

Lovely card, the rainbow is fantastic, Gail xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

We should all have this card hanging in our homes! It is a gorgeous reminder of what Life IS and I love it, Lolly!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Dolly

Jaydee said...

Loll, I love your polka dot rainbow and the fact that you went with a more muted color choice. What a great sentiment, too. Fabulous card
hugs
jaydee