Friday, May 1, 2015

OCC Challenge "April Showers bring May Flowers"

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.

              April Showers bring May Flowers

...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.

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


Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Laurie!! You've created an April Showers Bring May Flowers creation with all of my favorite springy things--Birds, a nest with little eggs & flowers!! :) Not to mention I have a little thing for watering cans :) :) I completely love the effect of the shower of water you've created from the watering can! Soooo clever and pretty!! I'm so happy that you're here for my challenge this month!! Thank You sooo much for being here!! XOXO-Shari

Kerstin F. said...

Wow, what a lovely spring idea, the effect with the waterdrops is really gorgeous!! Hugs, Kerstin xx

Jan Hill said...

Hi Laurie, I love your April showers, perfect raindrops from the watering can. What a great idea to put a nest inside. Hugs Jan x

die amelie said...

Wow - pure gorgeousness, Laurie!

Such a delicate and enchanting spring decoration! A wonderful idea! And so beautifully carried out! Love it!

Claudia x

Laurie Moore said...

Awww You my teammates are the best!! Thank you all for the beautiful comments! xoxox Laurie

Tincan Crafter said...

What an adorable watering can. Love all the soft, muted colours and everything is so perfectly arranged. Great take on this month's theme!

Joi at RR said...

Seriously - I could not tell in the picture.... THIS is a REAL watering can????!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It's just precious Laurie - precious. j.

Lys Scrap said...

Wonderful! The soft colours, the shabby feel, even the photos are beautiful!

Diane said...

What a lovely idea and design.

Hugs diane

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hello fellow Idahoan! I do know what you mean about the weather. I so enjoy this stunning watering can and the "water" crystals are amazeballs. This entire piece is just mouthwatering gorgeousness! Awesome sauce and fantabulous as well. ~Niki
This piece would also work in our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute. Just so you know :)

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful What a great idea for the can.
Thanks for the inspiration