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Who's Ready for Spring Showers?

"April showers bring May flowers" or so the saying goes. Depending on where you live those spring showers may come earlier or later but for most of us they do signal a welcome turn from chilly to warm and from barren to blooming!

The challenge this month, based on those April Showers calls for using wet mixed media or scrapping about the weather. I chose a background paper from 49 and Market that looks pretty watery already and I added a few rub-ons and diluted white paint splatters to enhance the theme of sunshine waiting for the rain to stop. I even stenciled raindrops down the butterfly trail using the awesome and oh-so-useful Rainbows Stencil.

I started my page with a corner cluster including washi, rub-ons and a laser cut embellishment which started the butterfly trail. The "beautiful day" wordfetti is from my stash but it's available in the shop in a new colorway here. The asterisk is also from my stash but you can find them along with festive balloons in this set. The cloud Perspextive is from an older Fox Box but there might be something like it in the springtime releases so be sure to check the shop if you'd like to have one! And the umbrella here is one of several I cut from other 49 and Market papers using the Weather-themed die set -- one of my all-time favorites and most-used.

I added a few more umbrellas, a little more raindrop stenciling and cloud Perspextives along the butterfly trail but my favorite thing about this part of the page is the dotting of "raindrops" on my title alphas! They're alterable alphas from a Vicki Boutin collection and I watercolored the crops with diluted Distress Oxide ink in "Speckled Egg". I liked it so well I dripped some on the background paper as well!

The pink brolly (or bumbershoot as my hubby called it) is also from an older set -- but you never know when it might show up again so check the shop for new releases. The black film strip that provides the base is cut from the Film Strips Die Set, another favorite that is frequently-used.

I've added more black accents on this side of the page using not only the film strip but black chevrons and a black heart. Again, these are from my stash but there are new chevrons in the shop in lots of colors, and there are always hearts galore! In fact hearts and stars are so popular that new sets in a variety of shapes and sizes are being added all the time. To see what's available just enter "stars" or "hearts" in the search box and you'll have your pick!

I hope my page inspires you to scrap "wet" or "about the weather" or BOTH! Please stop by our Bramble Fox Friends Facebook Page for more inspiration from the team and our members. And upload your challenge layout into the April album by April 30 to be eligible for a sweet prize! Thanks for dropping by!