Funky April Showers!

The theme of this month's Get Funky Challenge is April Showers. As soon as I saw this adorable Pollycraft image I thought of paperpiecing it with lovely bright papers from the Funky Hand Dreams come true Papercraft Factory CD.

I printed the image onto white card then onto the green spotty card, the blue and green card I used for the background and onto the pink card. I started by colouring in the face and hair,jumper, hands, legs and umbrella handle on the white card and then cut them out. I then cut out the pockets, the hat and the coat in pink and stuck them to the blue and green background.
Next I cut out the umbrella, boots and coat in green and stuck them over the pink layer. Next I added the legs, face, hands and the pink pockets and pink detail for the boots. I added pearls and gems to pick out the buttons and detail on the hat and umbrella. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the boots, pockets and collar of the coat.
With a bit of careful cutting I was able to use the rest of the spotty sheet as backing paper for the card and some of the pink to mat the image on to.
The sentiment is from Elzybells and the charm is from the Hobbyhouse.
I had lots of fun cutting out all the layers and working out how best to put them all together. It was a bit tricky but I think I made it work!
Have a lovely Saturday!


  1. Great card Jane, you definitely made it work!

  2. gorgeous card and great choice of papers
    Thanks for playing along at Get Funky this month again

  3. Comments copied from duplicate post....

    Julia Dunnit said...

    You DID make it work - it's about the most cheerful rainy day picture I've ever seen..just fab Jane!
    24 April 2010 09:52
    Alice Wertz said...

    lovely card! great paper piecing and details!
    24 April 2010 11:16

  4. absolutely fabulous millie and great paper piecing...thanks for joining in the fun this month with the Get Funky Gang...hugs kath xxx

  5. Love this card...such a cute image & wonderful colour combination! And a great lesson in paper piecing too! :)

  6. ohhhh, you've done a wonderful job with the papers on this one. Isn't that spotty DCT paper just perfect for a cheery rainy day outfit - maybe Anice could see how her designs work on fabric! hehe

  7. It's brilliant Jane, so bright and cheerful. Your cards always make me smile. Thanks for joining us again at Get Funky. :)xx

  8. Hi Jane

    Such a beautiful make. I love it.

    So bright and a lovely sentiment to match.

    Thank you for sharing with Get Funky! this month. I hope you will play again next month too.

    Love Jules xx

  9. This is such a lovely and bright card and great paper peicing!! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!


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