Hello everyone! I feel like I have been gone for a month!!! I am totally exhausted to the point of hardly being able to put one foot in front of the other, but I'm thankful that I was able to help my daughter and son in law move into their own home. They are very happy to be out of their rental, and into their home. They have beautiful mountain views in every direction! I had a hard time prying myself from the windows!!! God is so good!!!
I really had a hard time getting back into stamping this afternoon for some reason.... I guess the long absence made me lose my mojo. I saw the House Mouse Monday challenge to use a Springtime theme, and that is what got me going.
I used my "Singing in the Rain" stamp by Stampabilities, stamped it in Archival Jet Black on Georgia Pacific White. I colored the image with Prisma Pencils and blended with Goo Gone... a trick shared with me by my in real life stamping friend, Dawn. It seems to slide over the GP paper a bit smoother than odor free mineral spirits.
Once I had the image colored I still wasn't quite feeling a great layout for it, but I kept thinking "umbrella".... but I don't have any umbrella images. I decided to try hand drawing one, and this is the result. I drew the umbrella on DP by Daisyd's. I love this pack of dp! I drew in the seam lines in pencil, then pierced them closely, and then doodled in faux stitching. I erased the pencil lines and drew a handle on a scrap of tan cs, cut it out and glued it behind the umbrella. I stamped the sentiment (Studio G) and matted it in the violet I used for my base (a textured cs from Walmart... unknown brand). I used my SU! slot punch to punch this panel, then "hung" it on the umbrella handle and mounted it on dimensionals. This little mouse has cast off her umbrella and is just enjoying every drop of spring rain!
My white panel is cuttlebugged with the bubbles embossing folder. I wanted to add ribbon but couldn't make it look uncluttered with it... so left it as is. I added Stickles to the Violet, the raindrops, and her little toenails. I know the night time photos never show the cards well, but I just wanted to post this tonight. I hope you enjoy it and thanks so much for taking the time to look and leave me a comment! It means ever so much!!!