Monday, April 28, 2014

Umbrellas...they're not just for rain

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #208 April Showers

This Weeks Sponsor

Winner will receive their choice of 3 digital images
~This Weeks Challenge~
April Showers
Create a project using an umbrella

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here is my project for the week:

As you can see I went with a different type of umbrella for my project. I live in Florida and it's the beginning of beach season in April, not the rainy season. I actually found this cute umbrella on the Dude cartridge. I think I've only used this cartridge once so I decided to go for it and see what happened. I like the cut!

The clouds were cut from watercolor paper. I watered down some blue ink and put it around the edges to make them less stark. I actually used the back of one because I liked the way it bled through. The "sand" was scrunched and then rubbed with Distress ink. I sprayed a little shimmer spray on it to give it a little more depth (that really doesn't show in the picture).

I hope everyone enjoys this week's challenge and has a great week!

Dude Cricut cartridge
Recollections solid color cardstock
Studio Calico patterned paper
Fiskars cloud punch
Shells from my stash
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage photo
Memento ink - blue
Shimmer spray
Hot glue
Pink ATG gun
Scotch quick dry glue
Foam tape
KAndrew designs stamps (no longer in production)


  1. Love your umbrella card! I would love to be on a beach in Florida!

  2. This is just lovely Lynn, I really like the addition of the shells!

  3. Super fun card, Lynn! LOVE the scene you created!

    Have a great day!

    Mollie's Motif

  4. I love the sunbrella! All your details are great - the addition of the shells are fantastic :) Enjoy the beach weather - we had snow a couple days ago, lol.

  5. What a fun beach scene! Love the added detail of the shells so cute!