23 Apr 2008

Showers of Love.....

I finally had time to attempt a Sketch Challenge from SCS today! YAY!

ETA: For goodness sakes, this is also the challenge on Allison's blog Stampin' When I Can!!

I started by printing off the sketch and measuring up the layers, because I "intended" to make the measurements exactly as the sketch.

However, as things go that didn't quite happen, but I came pretty close!

My card base is Memory Box sugarplum and have I said how much I love it!!

It is great for a base because it is coloured on one side and white on the other - so you don't have to worry about gluing white paper on the inside! Fantastic!

The DP is Memory Box 6 x 6 cardstock called "Sugar" and when you purchase it from Ellen's store, as I did, it is so great, because she tells you which colours of cardstock will coordinate with the designer paper! So no thinking involved!!

I LOVE it when I don't have to think! - ummmm.......that didn't come out right..... well, I'm sure you know what I mean.......

I used My Favorite Things stamp set called"Shower Time" for the main image and coloured it with copics.

I paper pieced the umbrella with the Sugar designer paper and then added clear Glossy accents overtop of it to make it look wet.

After it was dry I went over it again and added little blobs to look like raindrops!

I adhered all pieces as per the sketch challenge and then did some faux stitching around the edges with my white gel pen. You can barely see it on the yellow paper.

I had some foam hearts that I coloured with copics and added a teeny Making Memories Garden Party velvet flower brad and then some pretty green Verve Visual bling on top of the flower!

I stamped "Showers of Love" from Papertrey Ink stamp set Favor it Weddings (a fabulous little $5 set) on a piece of paper and made a little tab to add to the image.

All in all, I think it turned out kind of cute!!


  1. I think it turned out great. I love these colors together and the rain on the umbrella is great.

  2. This is cute. I like the wet umbrella and the heart. Joan

  3. It IS cute!!! Love it. You did a great job with the colors, lady!

  4. Hey Bonnie! Wow, great job on the sketch! Love the papers that you used and great job coloring the image! I love how you added the glossy accents to the umbrella. . .perfect!!


  5. Very cool! Love the wet look!

  6. This is amazing...a stunner (truly). Love the color palette and that umbrella can't be beat! Thanks for playing!

  7. It is very cute! I love all the stitching and the shiny umbrella!

  8. VERY cute! I love the glossy accent, and that felt heart is fantastic! Awesome card Bonnie!!

  9. Great card Bonnie! I love how you made the umbrella wet...very cool!

  10. This is so cool! I love her umbrella! Great job on the challenge!

  11. So So SO very cool how you did the umbrella. Lovely colours too. :0) mel

  12. Your umbrella looks so real! Cute card!


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