Thursday, April 11, 2013

Umbrellas 123

Rain, rain, go away.  It's raining here for the third day and more is forecast.  No wonder a number of blog challenges are using umbrellas for their theme.  I have to keep saying "April showers bring May flowers."  I can't wait to see those little buds peeking up from the soggy soil.

I already made an umbrella for an earlier challenge so I had to come up with something different.  This umbrella is a replica of my own real life umbrella.


Using George and Basic Shapes, I welded a circle with a square, copied it to make two to weld together and made a rounded card that will fit an A2 envelope.  The umbrella is from B is for Boy (minus the little duck on top).  The sentiment is from the computer and cut using Elegant Edges.  The background is a Core-dinations whitewashed pale blue paper that was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and then sanded to let the darker core show through.

I am entering this in Little Scrap Pieces "April Showers"
Bitten by the Bug "April Showers" and
Friday Mash-up - "Singing in the Rain" an umbrella, a double z fold card, or mash it up and do both.

ETA:  Friday Mash-up changed their deadline time to 6:00 pm Wednesday from noon on Thursday so I was too late.

13 comments:

  1. Pretty umbrella and great shaped card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and LSP.
    Jayne x

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  2. It looks kind of like my umbrella too! Nice shape card. Glad you came over to play at BBTB2 this week :)
    Michelle

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  3. What a pretty umbrella - love that paper. Great embossing too.... Thank for joining us at BBTB2 this week.
    Susan

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  4. Great umbrella. Love the paper, too! Thank you so very much for joining our 'April Showers Umbrella' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

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  5. Have you always been Bits and Pieces? I thought I was going to Heather Telfords' blog, also Bits and Pieces.

    Meantime, I love your umbrella card and the inspiration to try other shapes for my always-A6 rectangles.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Bahb

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    1. My blogspot address is actually "Bits and Pieces Designs" but I use just Bits & Pieces for my page title.

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  6. Love the pretty umbrella, Bobby. I can relate to your sentiment. Great shape card too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  7. I really like your shape card and background paper. What an elegant umbrella! Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

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  8. Beautiful card! The umbrella is so pretty and just love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at LSP!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the shape of the card and the embossing. Thanks for joining BBTB2 challenge.
    Carole

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  10. Oh wow, this is a beautiful card! I love your umbrella, so classy and elegant! I also love the shape you have made this card in, very cool looking!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

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  11. Bobbie love how the umberlla mirrors the shape of the card excellent design. Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge. Karen

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  12. pretty card i love the paper you used for your umbrella! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

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