Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Double D - April Showers

 Dear Ones~

Another challenge is up over at Double D. This time the theme is April appropriate!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my sample:
I just adore this cute little gnome enjoying a spring rain with his mushroom umbrella. The raindrops really add a lot to this card, they are from Studio Katia and I love them. I did that background panel by taking some patterned paper and stenciling over it in GKD Tranquil Teal and Key Lime ink with a stencil by Crafter's Workshop called Mini Cell Theory. 
I also added some white with a gel pen.

Here's a closer look at that silly gnome. I paper pieced his hat with patterned paper from SU. I thought his nose needed some glossy accents. You can see those pretty iridescent raindrops better too.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Garden Greens Card Stock
GKD In the Navy Card Stock
SU Artistry Blooms and Garden Impressions Patterned Paper
Reverse Confetti Cheerful & Kind Patterned Paper
Crafter's Workshop Mini Cell Theory Stencil
GKD Tranquil Teal & Key Lime Ink
GKD Master Layouts 1 Dies for Ovals
SSS Spring Gnomes Stamp Set
Studio Katia Iridescent Raindrops

 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this Rainy Day die from Cheapo Dies. I just love it!!  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  
 Cheapo Dies - Rainy Day

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. And get your shot if you can, you deserve it! 
Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  


  1. He is the cutest gnome with his mushroom umbrella... OH MY! Your card is absolutely darling Judy! The background is fabulous and you even added rain drops. Not a single detail overlooked. Too, too cute!!!

  2. Judy, What a great card! That gnome is darling with his mushroom umbrella. I love all the added details you put on this card, the awesome background with the white gel pen and the raindrops too. You have inspired me to try and play along! Hope you are well!

  3. OMG he is toooooooooo cute Judy and LOVE your coloring! FABULOUS card ... made me smile! Thanks

  4. Your little gnome is so cute and that is a fantastic card design. beautiful coloring.

  5. That little gnome is just too cute. Great design and I love the colors.

  6. Just the image of this gnome with a mushroom as an umbrella makes me smile real big! So stinking cute and such a nice job on the details that make up this card.

  7. what a fabulous image, love gnomes and this one in the rain is so awesome. xx

  8. This is so cute, Judy. I think there is something special about gnomes. At least the stamped ones. ;) Great idea to stencil over patterned paper. It's a great way to get a whole different look.

  9. Super adorable! I love your gnome and his mushroom umbrella. Lots of great MM and texture on this card too. Overall fabulous!!

  10. This is super cute, gnome what I am saying?!? (see what I did there? lol) Love the patterned paper and split design and your fabulous raindrops! FUN!

  11. This couldn't be any cuter!! How cleave he has a mushroom umbrella too, fabulous card..hmmm, wonder f we shouldn't have a 'gnome' challenge down the road at DD!!

  12. What an adorable little chap with his mushroom umbrella - so pretty Judy. Love the colour combo too.

  13. This is adorable, Judy! Love the sweet gnome and his mushroom umbrella. The colors are beautiful and those raindrops are perfect. I love this!