May has finally arrived and so has the challenge for Our Creative Corner. My Design Team member Shari Trumbull has come up with a wonderful challenge for you this month.
...Or so the proverb goes. Spring comes late in my neck of the world, in the mountains of Northern Idaho. In the month of May (with Summer just weeks away), our Spring flowers are still, usually, under a thin blanket of snow, until those Spring rains wash it all away.
This month, the challenge is to create something, a mixed-media project, a journal page, a scrapbook page, a card or tag...Anything, that reflects the Spring rains and/or Spring flowers in your part of the world.
Now, I'm not going to nit-pic your choices of Spring flowers, as the growing season here where I live is short and our Spring flowers don't last very long before the blooms of Summer start budding. So, if you throw in flowers of Summer into your creation, that's OK, too.
Here’s the link to the challenge… http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2015/05/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html
Also we have a wonderful sponsor this month Design by Ryn giving away a great prize.
For my project I thought of the Spring flowers and nesting birds in my garden and the sound of the rain drops on the leaves.
Starting with a watering can, I used gesso and distress spray to soften it and then added some of my favorite colors of papers and a touch of sweet lace.
Of course what's Spring without a nesting birds.
The flowers were created from dies and stamps from Heartfelt Creations and Faber-Castell markers. I then embossed the edges of the petals with both Broken China and Old Paper embossing powder from Ranger. I loved the way the stamped crackle look came with on the finished flower.
To add the rain drops I took a thin wire and crystals to look as though it's raining from the water-can.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Come join in on this fun challenge. We'd love to see your creations.
xxx Laurie Moore