Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's raining....Ben???

Sorry, I couldn't resist the play on the old song "It's Raining Men". Do I need to add the "hallelujah" in there, too??? Ok, well, hallelujah, it's a new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! How's that? This one is all about those April Showers. Your challenge this time around: Bring on the Umbrellas! Make a project with an umbrella or two or three on it. That's all you gotta do.

I'm pretty obsessed with three themes: apples, cats, and umbrellas. So, when Guylou told the DT to make a card using Ben, well, I didn't complain. I might have even grinned pretty big. He's so cute with his umbrella, don't you think?
I colored him with copics and added glossy accents to his umbrella, pockets, and boots. I made this card as a get well for a sweet boy, so I didn't want to girlie it up too much with lots of embellies and such. Ben's on a tri-fold card, which opens to look like this:

I've already said how much I like Ben. I made another card with him ages ago...I'm talking months! Well, I've made more than one other card with him, I think, but this is one that I still had a picture of. I gave this card away to my aunt, when she was going through a major health scare:

There's my examples. Head on over to the blogs of the rest of the DT to see more great examples (links in my sidebar, on your left). Now, it's time to show us yours. Make a card featuring an umbrella (or more than one) and post it at Guylou's Inimitability. The challenge engs on April 21st, at 10:00 p.m. EST. There's a twist that gets you even more chances to win: use a GI image on your card. Use Ben and you could get even more chances to win! And I mean, come on? Why wouldn't you use him? He's cute and he suits this challenge so well! Go on, give it a shot!

Disclaimer: I'm bad at following directions and I posted early. Sheesh....go check out the DT blogs now for other fun stuff, but they followed the rules and won't be showing Ben for another 10-15 hours or so. Oops.


Starla B. said...

Bah-hahahahahaha!! =) It's raining Ben...LOL. You crack me up. Great cards, chickie-poo! =)

Dana said...

So cute Gina!!! I love how you paper pieced his little boots and coat on the second one. Perfect papers too!! Just one, no rather two, amazing cards!!

Sara I. said...

Hey girl - I just love your cards and I so agree - Ben is just too cute!! His umbrella in the first one is sooo wonderful with the glossy accents!! and I am really diggin those papers!! In your 2nd card, I love the gingham dies - soooo cute!!!

Tracy S said...

Cute Cute! Love the perfect papers you paired with Ben on both. I love the paper piecing on the second one.
You had me crackin' up with the It's Raining Ben I love your wit.

Guylou said...

LOL!!! You are so funny!!! Love your card! Those pp are sooo perfect! I have to do one of those folded cards like that soon. Both of your cards are awesomely perfect!!

Brenda said...

Too funny Gina, I actually had to recheck my dates as I thought mine was going to post yesterday! I love your cards. I love your fabulous paper choices. Cute, cute, cute cards! Oh and I love the glossy accents on there. A perfect touch!

Lelia Pierce said...

What a cutie! I have to say that the inside is fabulous! Thanks so much for leaving me some blog love today!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and fun, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card Gina. Hugs Michele x

Kim Kelley said...

Sorry Gina I looked at your card the other day and had to jump off(was at work) so this is the first time I have been able to get back!I love both cards but I have to say I really love how you did the bottom Ben. Love the dots and plaid combo so adorable!