Friday, April 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #26

Hi everyone.  So happy to be playing along with Twofer's challenge this month.

I have an umbrella die-cut that I used for both cards.  The first card is an umbrella filled with spring flowers.
Pulled out this old Stampin' Up! stamp set, Pocket Silhouettes.  I can't tell you how many times I have used this.  I coloured my stamps with distress markers and stamped directly onto my card front (masked off an area so the flowers would stay within the umbrella).  I added a few stamped leaf sprigs to fill in and also added those to the umbrella to have the leaves trailing.  Hard to see, but I scored two lines near the bottom of the umbrella to ground it.  Stamped the sentiment in soft green to match.

Second card is a sweet bear holding an umbrella as it rains.
I masked the cupcake the bear was originally holding and placed the umbrella there instead.  Watercolour the bear and rainbow-coloured umbrella with a mix of Distress Inks and Stampin' Up! inks.  Placed a rain stencil over the bear and sponged very light blue ink around the bear.  Added crystal glaze over each raindrop to give it shine.  Popped up the umbrella over top, added a watercoloured grassy hill for the bear to stand on and stamped the sentiment.

I hope you'll come play along at Twofer this month.  The challenge is open until the 24th.

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Haven't posted a pic of Jessie for a while.  She's been busy as usual. :)
Never a dull moment with her around.

Alex took the photos.

Jessie (my baby)                                     Violeta (my grand-baby)

Card #1 - Note to a Friend
Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes (SU!);
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Markers:  Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Petite Umbrella die (Memory Box)

Card #2 - Hello
Stamps:  Love and Cuddles (Penny Black); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Disttress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz); Markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Petite Umbrella die (Memory Box), Rain stencil (cut with Silhouette Cameo file), sponge, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)

Twofer Challenge #26 - Rain / Umbrella


Brenda in IN said...

I don't know which is cuter, the dogs or the bear card! I love the flowers in the umbrella. That little bear is so sweet with his beautiful rainbow umbrella. You sure have cute dogs in your family!

TK said...

I come to expect only the best, and you've sure delivered! Love your sweet basket full of flowers and that adorable bear. I also like how your rain is subtle but quite focused on the umbrella, thus Mr Bear does not get his feet wet but the rain is sure helping the grass green up! Happy Easter, stay safe

Cindi said...

Loll I love your cards. Thank you for sharing. Do you do YouTube videos?

Liz said...

Two super cards for the Twofer Challenge, Loll. A very clever way to use the umbrella card on your first card and your second card is so cute. Thank you for sharing the photos of your baby and grand-baby. xx

Maria said...

Super adorable cards, Loll! And, the photos of the sweet dogs are precious!:))

Bonnie said...

Your umbrella full of the delicate flowers is so pretty with the soft colors and all the white space! That's one of my keeper sets too. Love the rainbow umbrella that's perfect fit for the sweet bear! Two great cards, my friend! Jessie and Violetta are beautiful and Alex is still a great photographer!

Pat said...

Two beauties Loll, and the upturned umbrella looks so pretty with the flowers spilling out from it, and the cute bear with his umbrella to protect him from the rain is just perfect. I love the shiny raindrops too, and everything beautifully stamped and coloured. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous flowers spilling out of your die cut umbrella. Love your CAS design. Sweet and Adorable bear holding a colorful rainbow designed umbrella. Love the stenciled raindrops, bright green hill and sentiment and sweet flower for your cute she cub:-) TFS both wonderfully CAS card designs and...the most Adorable photos of Jessie and Violeta...Alex is such a creative photographer. TFS my friend. Hugs and Stay safe! Nancy

Darnell said...

Oh, my goodness, Lolly, Alex is getting better and better with his photography! These photos of Jessie and Violeta are stunning, evoking so much feeling! I feel like I could reach into my monitor and scratch them behind the ears!

Your umbrella Twofers are also stunning! I love how tender your artistry is on the friend design and how sweet the bear is with his rainbow umbrella on the hello design! Great coloring on that fur and amazing raindrops! (I'm not seeing them linked over at TCC.) Take care, stay safe, and Happy Easter!! Love and hugs, Dolly

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning pair of cards Loll - loving the floral one in particular.
Your dogs look gorgeous there - Jesse,s photo is fabulous.
Stay safe

HilaryJane said...

Both crds are simply beautiful, I love them. thanks for the doggy photos too xx

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely LOVE both of your twofer cards Loll! Your upside down umbrella with the flowers and greenery filling it is SOOOOO pretty! And your little bear holding his rainbow umbrella just couldn't be any cuter! And of course Jessie and Violetta are both absolutely ADORABLE too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge this month...we always love having you play along with us!! (FYI...don't see you linked up on the Twofer blog.)

Nstiz said...

I love both card, Loll but I must admit I'm mesmerized by the way you water color that bear to look fuzzy and oh so beautifully shaded! He's just a adorable. Outstanding work on both cards ! Love how you inverted the umbrella for the flowers- super creative!

Cat Craig said...

Loll, you've wowed the umbrella challenge. The bear under his rainbow colored brellie is darling and colored so wonderfully. I am seriously loving the upsidedown flower filled creation. Thanks for making the time to play along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Bobby said...

Oh my gosh if these aren't the cutest cards, Loll. I thought of doing the upside down umbrella and I love the way you arranged the flowers in it. That bear is darling with or without an umbrella.

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun way to use the die cut umbrella Loll. Your first card is absolutely beautiful and so sweet and love the pretty stamping. Adorable second card and had a little chuckle when I read the bear was originally holding a cupcake...I suspect that he might like the cake....LOL x
Adorable photos of Jessie and Violeta and what fabulous photos Alex took x. They so look like they enjoy having their photos taken and clearly know how to pose! x

BożenA said...

Happy Easter Loll!
These are two wonderful cards. I love both, they are so different, perfect for Twofer challenge. I am particularly fascinated by the first card, because its implementation was quite a challenge. Thank you for the beautiful inspirations

Sandy said...

Happy Easter Loll! I am pea green with envy - I love your sweet dog - I want one in the worst kind of way. But my husband says no more dogs and we do have two cats. Jessie is a King Cavalier? Oh my gracious, she is so pretty!
I was really posting to tell you how much I love your umbrella with the flowers -- Oh wow - such a beautiful card and it can be used for lots of different occasions!
Sandy xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Two awesome cards Loll.
Hope you have a very Happy Easter mf.
xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful umbrella twofers, Loll! Using an inverted umbrella for the delicate flowers and leaf sprig is a great idea, and I love the beautiful white space. And what an adorable bear holding a rainbow-colored umbrella (instead of a cupcake!)! The sparkle from the glazed raindrops must be pretty in real life.
Are the Jessie and Violeta's head shots for a movie audition? ;-P They're awesome!
Hideko xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your umbrella Twofer, Loll, and what darling doggie photos too!! On card one I love your delicate bouquet spilling from the umbrella. Sweet bear holding the colorful umbrella too!!

Anita in France said...

Your brolly basket is just so charming, Loll ... light, airy and so pretty! What an adorable little bear with his vibrant umbrella ... a fabulous scene ... those 'wet' raindrops are brilliant! So pleased to have this lovely duo in our gallery at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Colleen said...

Loll, I love your two-fer cards, but Jessie stole my heart!! she is so adorable, that face is just too cute, how could you ever be mad at her?! I have an umbrella, I should play along, you have inspired me with your two cards, Loll! Hope you had a Happy Easter and can get out in the summer to enjoy the water that Gord loves so much! (I scrolled down through several days of cards, you have been busy and they are all wonderful! Heart Hugs, Col

Ros Crawford said...

Both cards are fantastic!! The thing is your dogs stole the show Lol!!

Leslie Miller said...

I sure am glad I clicked over today because otherwise I would have missed Jessie and Violeta. Alex took some studio quality photos of these beautiful girls! Of course, your cards are a sight to see, too -- one a beauty, the other a cutie!