"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Calendar Girls Challenge




It's the 28th of the month and that means it's time for the Calendar Girls Challenge. Our hostess, Terry, knowing how tired we all are of winter and figuring we are all looking forward to spring SHOWERS that bring summer flowers challenged us to create a card using an image of a duck, puddle, umbrella or anything resembling rain or water. And secondly, we were to use a technique on our card that was water related.

Because my image was small, I used the Folded Paper Frame technique (found at Splitcoast Stampers) to frame my image. My image is from CTMH and colored with Copics. I used Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie cardstock. My designer paper is Funfetti Streamer from We R Memory Keepers. The splish splash sticker is from a scrapbook kit I picked up in the $1 section at Target. For my water related technique, I used Crystal Effects on the ripples around the duck and on the water spouting from his mouth.

Thank you for stopping by. To check out the other Calendar Girls' creations please see my sidebar. Have a great day!








12 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

You are the tutorial queen! I love it!!! The folds are just perfect. That image is a hoot! Great take on the challenge!!!!

Carol W said...

Love your image Lildj and can I just say WOW...great job on the layout and new technique...I love it and you pulled it off so brilliantly. What an awesome card..it has made me smile from ear to ear and that my friend is an awesome way to start the day....two thumbs up!! ♥♥♥

April said...

Eewwww....a new technique! You always teach me the besty things! You know that now I've seen it, I must at some point try it....lol

I love this immie and your water effect. CTMH is one of my favorite companies....okay, I have never met a stamp I didn't like....lol

Barb said...

WOW--this card just puts a huge smile on my face! I love this cute iamge and the colors just pop off of the card. I love the fold technique--it frames the image perfectly and makes this card awesome!

Michelle said...

Great card! The image is to fun! The card layout and folds are awesome. Great job!

MiamiKel said...

Fab-u-lous! Such bright, fun colors and what a cute immie! Love this fold - will have to check it out on SCS, always fun to try something new! Great job, girlfriend! x0x0

Terry said...

Oh my goodness Debbie this is stinkin' cute!! I love the fancy fold, the image, the sentiment and absolutely everything you did!!

Hugs to you my friend...great job!!!

~Paola~ said...

oh wowww Debbie...U have a knack to surorise me each and every time with your wonderful creativiness!
This is absolutly adorableeeee....from the wonderful image (colored perfectly) to the d/p to the layout!! Well done my friend!:o)

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

Cute! Cute! Cute!!! The image is so much fun! And what a great idea to frame it. Perfect, my friend!

Magento Themes said...

wow..great work!!! That duck is so cute.from this image you've framed this card so nicely.Thanks for this great blog.Magento Themes

Darlene said...

Holy cow, Deb! This is really something!! Love the paper and the technique for framing is excellent! What a fun, playful image! Love it!

kadie said...

Wowee, Debbie, you always inspire me with your awesome layouts and super cute projects! I adore how you did this layout and that stamp couldn't have been a better choice! Love that lil cutie!! Great sentiment too! CUTE CARD!! HUGS