Saturday, April 7, 2018

Friends of Unity April Blog Hop

April Showers!

Who is happy that spring is here? Spring means the return of so much; flowers, birds chirping, color and warmth. 

Unfortunately we must deal with the spring rain; No Rain No Flowers!

Unity-March Layers of Life
Sentiment- Unity- No Rain No Flowers
Watercolor Paper
Jane Davenport Watercolors
SU Archival Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Black Glitter Paper
Recollections Embossing powder
Washi tape
Nuvo Drops

It just seemed natural to grab my watercolor pallet for this months theme. I turned the watercolor paper upside down washing and dragging down the water. Then added blue color fading it out. This resulted in lighter color at the top when turned right side up. I used the same blue to watercolor the tiny butterflies.

I used Spectrum Noir markers to color 2 of the stamped flower and then cut them out layering them on top of each other. Dimentionals helped pop up the layers.

Nuvo dew drops are as right as rain on the petals.

The sentiment is embossed on top of blue water colored paper stapled on top of eye pulling washi.

The translucent ivory ribbon adds some softness and balance while reminding us of the gift of spring!

The winner of the March Hop is Wilma! Please email me at to claim your roll of washi tape!

This month I'll be giving away a grab bag of 5 random stamps plus a roll of Washi! Leave a comment to be entered. Winner will be announced on next months blog.

Hop and splash to the next puddle...I mean blog and check out what the April Showers have created...

Jeanie M. Hays (you are here)


  1. Jeanie, your card is stunning! That flower is gorgeous! I love your water colored background, too!

  2. Love, love, 💕 love this card. The colors with that background make everything pop. Beautiful card!

  3. Beautiful card, loving the background and your coloring!

  4. Your car is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  5. Jeannie!!! Your card is stunning!!! I love everything about it!
    Your water coloring is amazing, and your embellishments are just perfect!!
    LOOOOVE THIS!!!! ( ;), need my address? )

  6. Gorgeous, fantastic watercoloring! I really love this card!

  7. This card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for explaining it so well.

  8. Beautiful card! Vibrant colors.

  9. Beautiful watercolors! The bright pink pops off the blue background. I need to check out the No Rain No Flowers sentiment.

  10. This is so beautiful!!! I love the the depth of color and your 3-D effect.

  11. Fabulous card!! Love those flowers and your coloring!!

  12. Ok, here’s the truth - there are about 15 things here I want to try! Holy Inspiration Washi Horse!

  13. This card is simply stunning!!

  14. Beautiful card! And the sentiment is perfect!
    --Phaline Mays

  15. Beautiful card Jeanie! Fabulous coloring job on that flower!

  16. Outstanding card, Jeannie! Just beautiful! Love the water effect with the way you painted the background and popped the flower both with dimensionals and color!