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Apr 3, 2023

Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble - Colors of the Rainbow and a Sketch

Hello everyone, I was invited to be the Crazy Cousin (a.k.a guest designer) at Double Trouble challenge for the month of April so here I am today sharing my card for their first April challenge. 

You can see in the logo above, Thing One - the trouble maker - wants to see a choice of rainbow color(s). Thing 3 - Twisted Sister - want us to use the Sketch (below) from Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge (this is optional) and finally Thing 2 wants us to share our card with Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge if we used the sketch (also optional). 

This was a fun card to create. I thought this new to me wood mounted stamp from Penny Black (Fish are Jumping) was the perfect choice for the Roy G. Biv Rainbow color challenge. 

I colored the image with a mix of Copic markers and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I followed the orders of the Twisted Sister and used Tuesday Morning's sketch (which will actually go live tomorrow as their challenge starts on a Tuesday but I think they will allow back linking for this challenge only). I cut the image out using a Nestabilities scallop circle die. The papers are from my stash. 

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Sentiment is also new to me from Tim Holtz's Tiny Text stamp set. Lots of great quotes in this set! I used Stickles glitter to make the rainbow sparkle. 

This challenge runs for two weeks and as mentioned you only need to follow Thing 1's theme of rainbow color(s), Thing 2 and 3 are optional :)

I shared this beautiful photo before but couldn't miss the opportunity to share again since today's topic is about rainbow colors :)
I took it while on vacation in Colorado. It was such a beautiful sight to see and it was extra special as that day was my birthday!

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  1. Beautiful rainbow photo Ellie, I tried so hard to take one last week but never did get the whole thing. Pretty card as well and love the sparkle which really draws the eye in.

    B x

  2. Aww - this is so cute. Love the critter with the glitter rainbow :) Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble as the Crazy Cousin!

  3. Another gorgeous card Ellie - love the colouring on your adorable PB image, and the fabulous scene you have created with the sparkly rainbow.
    Pauline xx

  4. Adorable scene, that sparkling rainbow that seems traced by the jumping fish is a really fabulous catch-eye! Great take of the sketch and fabulous rainbow photo!!
    Congrats for your Gd!
    Thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  5. Ellibelle, what a fun card with the sparkling 🌈!! Your coloring of the scene is beautifully minimalist... well done! Thank you for being our Double Trouble Crazy cousin this month!!! -Donna

  6. Oh what a beautiful card Ellie, and how fabulously you have incorporated all the challenge elements!! Love that sentiment, and the scene is a fabulous stamp

  7. That is lovely! I love the glittery rainbow.

  8. Beautiful card Ellie, love the sparkly rainbow, and the scene is so sweet with just the perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for being our Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble!

  9. Lovely layout and cute card. xxx

  10. Back wearing my DT hat - this is a fabulously stamped card Ellie - thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping, and using the optional theme.
    Maxine WLS DT

  11. What a fun card with all that sparkle! I love the fish at the end of the rainbow and the butterfly accent too! I don't think I've ever seen a more spectacular rainbow in a photo before either - just WOW!

  12. Adorable image and great coloring. Wow, love the stickles glitter for the rainbow, and wow, wow what a fantastic photo of a rainbow. Thank you for being our Crazy Cousin for the month of April.

  13. This is such a fun card. Love the image, sentiment and that gorgeous sparkly rainbow.

  14. Beautiful card Ellie! I love the sparkly rainbow. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Pearly Sparkles Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  15. Love the sparkle following the jumping fish, a very colourful and fun card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT


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