This is for Linda's great WT476 challenge to create a card with a tree on it to celebrate Arbor Day and for the last of Kathy's April challenges to the CCEE Stampers for April, which was to say what April showers mean to us.
Rather than a more generic "April showers bring May flowers" type theme, I went for a particularly memorable April shower! So memorable that I, who don't particularly have a good visual memory, can picture exactly what I was wearing that day thirty years ago :D (a blue pinafore dress in a checked wool, and a handknit Aran sweater ;-)- and the suede boots that were left in the car.
Picture a lovely warm sunny day in late April. So warm that when I'd parked the car up in the forest car park, I left my boots and tights in the car even before I started my walk. It was a lovely day - spring in the air, and I saw deer, rabbits, squirrels, plenty of birds, and after about an hour's walk I was sitting in a clearing watching a fox when suddenly the sky grew dark and there was a sudden hail shower. And it stayed cold - so that I had to run back to the car, and for the only time ever in all my days of running and walking barefoot in the woods and mountains, I bruised my feet because they were too cold to feel the ground.
So this card, which was created with a lot of masking, represents that April afternoon so long ago, and an unexpected hail shower. Images are coloured with Polychromos pencils, and I sponged in the sky. Spring foliage stamped on the trees with Peeled Paint, and I used some chunky white EP to represent the hail. It's edged with a black marker, and I added a sentiment stamped on vellum.
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 GMT Views: 2407
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56478
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:22 PM
Sabrina, you really captured the hail on this darling card. Spring can be filled with extreme weather conditions in any given day. They are predicting snow showers for northern Wisconsin tomorrow. Yuk!!! Love your card. Thanks for sharing.
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Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 12:21 AM
Super cute card, Sabrina! Like the scene and coloring and your "hail' looks genuine. :) Your story started out so great and how sad that it turned for the worse. Ouch! I can just imagine how bad your feet felt. A decade ago, I got frostbite in the fingers on one hand. It was miserable then and in winter, still is. Hope your feet fared better than my fingers!
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Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 2:07 AM
Oh that must have been a great and memorable day, glad you had tights and backups in the car poor feet, but I bet worth it...and what a wonderful job recreating that day here...with your sweet forrest and lil visitors...TFS..:0)
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Registered: February 22, 2012 Location: Cape Cod Posts: 37095
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 4:41 AM
Oh my gosh, Sabrina, I knew as soon as I saw your card you did hail. It hailed here on Cape Cod y'day, so much that it looked like snow on the ground. I love your story and it makes your beautiful card even more interesting.
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