Saturday, 28 April 2012
CASual Fridays challenge this week is April showers bring May flowers - well we're certainly getting the showers in northern England - we had a months' worth of rain in Sheffield in less than 48 hours this week and it is officially the wettest April on record for the city in 130 years! Lots of the rivers around us are on flood watch again and some (thankfully further away from our house) have burst their banks already. We were flooded back in 2007 and haven't seen the rivers like it since then - I have everything crossed that we're not in for a re-run but the forecast for Sunday looks pretty bad again :-(
Anyway, enough of the weather forecast - back to the card. I was definitely influenced more by the April showers than the May flowers, but there are flowers on my card so I think it still fits. For my design I used the sketch from Annabelle Stamps but gave it a CAS interpretation.
I turned to my current favourite stamp range - Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls - and opted for the image which came to mind with the current weather - Lolly and her brolly and decided to paper-piece it. I went for a cute yellow, blue and green floral paper for the brolly and wellies and covered them with glossy accents for the wet look and did the same with the green raincoat. I trimmed the card front enough to take the scalloped glitter edge and finished with the sentiment that came with the stamp.
All the papers for paperpiecing were from my scraps box so I am also going to join Pixie in the playground this week http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-17.html If you've not played along before, it's a weekly challenge all about using up the bits all us crafters insist on keeping ;-) Race you to the swings......