Monday, February 25, 2013

Umbrella Lula

Hi everyone.  Time has just flown by this afternoon and it's now after 5:30pm here and I haven't figured out what we're doing for dinner ... I think it will be ordering in tonight :)  Sometimes crafts have to take priority.  Thankfully, it doesn't happen too often that I completely loose track of time so I'm sure hubby will be happy to head out and pick us up something good for tonight's dinner.

I wanted to make sure I got this posted today ... it's for the latest challenge at All That Scraps - Anything Goes ... and the challenge closes tomorrow.  I've had Umbrella Lula for a while, but never inked her yet.  I couldn't resist using my latest favorite patterned paper to give her a "fancy" umbrella.  Hope you like.

Stamps:  Umbrella Lula (C.C. Designs); sentiment (computer generated)
Paper:  White, Summer Starfruit, Bashful Blue, Sycamore Street DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic black (SU!); Copics:  E000, E00, E01, YR07, R17, BG72, Y21, Y32, E44, E49, E77
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Curly-Q Border (C.C. Designs), Crystal Effects, glue dots, glue, white gel pen

Lula is paper pieced with her face, hair and duck all colored with copics.  I stamped off a second duck, and popped him up to make him stand out.  I die-cut the Curly-Q Border from Bashful Blue cardstock and used the "centers" as the raindrops.  I coated them with Crystal Effects to give them shine and dimension.

The sentiment is computer generated.  I know it might seem a little strange ... "Let me be your umbrella", but it makes sense when you see the inside, which reads "I'm here for you."  I thought it would make for a good card to give a friend that is going through a tough time.

Here's a close-up of Umbrella Lula:


  1. Very cute card! Love how you masked the umbrella with dt paper.

  2. Ahhh she's such a cutie Loll, great image and love your paper piecing..a really lovely card and sentiment...


  3. Adorable! The raindrops add a perfect final touch. Great card with so cute details!

  4. oh she is so super cute, I love your paper peicing and the dp you used. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!

  5. Absolutely delightful Loll - love the image and sentiment and the paper piecing just makes it perfect.

    Karen x

  6. Wonderful colouring a great stamp for paper piecing

    Love Chrissie xxx

  7. Good golly gerdie...that's so dang cute. Love the rain drops.

  8. Wonderful colouring and love the rain drops. looks perfect! thank you for playing at ATS :)


  9. Wouldn't it be fun to have an umbrella like this? An adorable card and a lovely thought!

  10. I love this adorable card loll! I have a love of umbrella stamps so I will have to add this to my wish list it's so cute:)Hugs xx

  11. This is cute!!! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge


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