Monday, March 15, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

So much rain here! We had a deluge last week complete with tornado warnings and flash floods. That storm front left the south and is now doing the same to the northeast. Unfortunately we our forecast for intermittent rain throughout this week too so I throught some cards featuring umbrellas were rather fitting.

I created this card for the Friday Sketcher's Blog.  My version features a Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie stamp, Lily and Milo - Rainy Days.  I combined it with some brand new Jillibean Soup patterned paper, "Egg Drop Soup." Cute, huh?  I stamped the image onto Prism Simply Smooth Cardstock using Memento ink, colored with Copic Markers, then cut it out trimming closely around the edges.  I mounted the image onto a piece of cardstock that I had embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I pieced the umbrella using two more patterns from the Jillibean Soup collection, trimmed and adhered to the image with pop dots for added dimension.

Products: Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie stamp, Jillibean Soup Egg Drop Soup patterned paper, My Little Shoebox Patterned paper (cloud), May Arts ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Copic Markers: Skin - E00, E02, R01; Girl Hair - Y21, Y23; Boy Hair - E55, E57; Girl clothing - RV32, RV34; Boy Clothing - YR12, R02; Girl Boots and Clothing Trim - YG23, YG25; Puddle - B41, B34

My second card features a My Favorite Things Pure Innocence My Umbrella stamp and yet more new paper from the Prima Umbrella Collection.  The design is based loosely on a sketch from the Lord Have Mercy! blog.  Same as before, the image was stamped with Memento Ink onto Prism Simply Smooth Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.  The image piece was mounted onto one of the fabric pieces from the American Crafts Dear Lizzie collection.  I can happily say that it cut like a champ using my Spellbinders Nestabilities which I ran through my Cuttlebug machine.  There were a few fuzzies on one edge but I trimmed those with scissors.  I think it adds a bit of unexpected texture to the card. 

Products: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp, Prima Umbrella collection patterned paper, American Crafts Dear Lizzie Fabric, Papertrey Ink ribbon and buttons, Queen & Co Rox, Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Copic Markers: Skin - R01, E02, R0000, R20; Hair - E31, E33, E57; Slicker & Umbrella - Y21, Y23, Y35; Slicker Trim, Rainboots & Umbrella - BG10, BG11; Stockings & Umbrella - R02, R11, R20; Umbrella - R22, R27

That it is for the day.  I hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that is darling! I love the patchwork umbrella! What cute cards.