Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Laughing in the rain

This little duck stamp has been sitting forlornly on my desk for a few days, waiting for inspiration. When I saw the great sketch that Kathy K followed with her snippets card here, inspiration did indeed arrive. Err, plus we do still have the weather to go with it, sigh:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- stamped image by Funstamps called 'Puddle Duck', coloured with Pro Markers and then the umbrella paper pieced with dotty paper and the image corners rounded

- plain peach card backings are snippets

- patterned papers are from a paper stack which came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine a while ago, called 'Let's Fly Away!'

- sentiment is by Hero Arts from their 'Live Life' set, stamped using SU's 'Pumpkin Pie'

This is the sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and I'd like to enter this card, thanks for leading me there Kathy.
I'm really enjoying following sketches, so helpful when you need a KITA (little push in the right direction - also known as a Kick In The A*se rear end). Can't think why I didn't do it before now :(

Progress on the Playground ark continues, and Parsnip has appointed this little duck as Foreman (or Foreduck maybe). Snort.

Di
x

26 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Cute card Miss sending bags of sunshine and gentle summer breezes from downunder.. hugs, Shaz in oz.x

Sarah said...

Great card Di and a perfect stamp, especially as the rain appears to have returned!! xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great take on sketch Di,
your duck have so fun in the rain, but I have a rain enough-here is raining and raining all the time
hugs Tamara

SARN said...

Absolutely PERFECT card for the current weather and love the sketch you used.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Great card Di, hope that ark is going to be big enough for all of us!!

Elizabeth said...

Super card, Di, so appropriate for the weather we have been suffering lately - definitely weather for ducks. Like what you've done with the papers too ... the sketch worked brilliantly. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Ginger said...

I love the designer paper, it goes so well with the cute image! Great coloring!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful creation as always Di and you use the most beautiful and fun images and layouts x

scrappymo! said...

Gosh...\i like every little part of this. The image is a cutie, the sketch is great, and your take on it is delightful, I love the paper piecing, the snetiment and especially the clouds in the circle!

Do you allow your work to be pinned?
Let know the next time you pop by...no rush...

Planetsusie said...

What can I say Di - this one has brought a hug smile to me face! What a brilliant image and I love the sketch you have chosen. I may have to borrow that one - it does look nice.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sue said...

Cutest card Di adore that image! and your post made me chuckle lol huggles Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That duck looks quite competent enough to be foreman...er foreduck. He's quite the sweetie and seems to be happy strutting in the rain with his pretty umbrella. Very nice!

Karen Petitt said...

Such a very cute duck. Love those papers but I promised DH no more mags just cos of the freebies lol, it turns out I could get a pad of paper each month with what I used to spend on mags lol! Hope you are okay sweetie xxx

Jan Frances said...

Lovely cute card and totally apt! xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous use of the sketch Di and a super image not only for the current climate. Great papers too.

Kath x

Eve said...

You have made a rainy card very cheerful Di!!
Lovely colour choice and more perfect paper piecing.
xx

jimlynn said...

It's still dry here in Texas but love your card and that cute little duck "singing in the rain"! Precious card and the sketch is just perfect for it.
Lynn

Susanne Vargas said...

That is such an adorable card! The papers are perfect for it! It's a great way to deal with the weather you have been having!

Greta said...

Adorable card, Di! Hoping that umbrella can soon be shading you from the sun!

Lindsey said...

Cute Foreduck x

Irene said...

Fabulous card Di, I love Funstamps and have a few, and yes they are so aptly named, as they ae FUN.

luv
irene
xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the foreduck Di! And GPRD just doesn't have the same ring about it as KUTA! Vicky x

MaryH said...

So cute. Funny too! Loving that sketch. New vocabulary word too. I knew PITA, now I know KITA. You & Darnell..what a pair of wordsters. TFS a cute card & a chuckle too. Hugs

Julie Odil said...

I love this duck and what you did with the sketch! wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. Julie, DT member

Hettie said...

Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Dodo! Just singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I am happy again!
Not really that we are still having more rain but hey ho!
Lovely card Honey.
Hugs
xx

Pat said...

I love this little duck - he is quite apt as it is certainly weather for ducks at the moment. Love the papers and the colours with the orange mat behind each section. A lovely card, Di. x