Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunshine Umbrella

Good morning everyone.  Today I am playing along with the challenge over at JUGS (Just Us Girls).  The challenge is to create a project using a template.  Of course when I have a challenge like this, I grab a My Time Made Easy templates by Lauren Meader.  Lauren has some AMAZING templates and the best part about her templates is that they can be cut using a Cricut!!  How easy is that.

I chose one of Lauren's newer templates - an umbrella.  This could be used for so many different occasions - baby shower, bridal shower, little girls birthday party, etc.  I'm not quite sure what I will end up using mine for but I thought it came out really cute.
I cut the umbrella using my Cricut Expression.  For the outer side of the umbrella, I cut smaller wedges of paper from the DCWV Flower Shower stack.  Of course, for my umbrella I just had to add lace along the edge.  Makes a very dressy look.  Once I cut the handle, I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder.  I also embossed 3 of the inside panels. Then I decided to add a wooden skewer on the handle so that it wouldn't be so floppy. 
Once the umbrella was assembled, I thought that the inside looked a little "blah".  I guess it would have been okay if I were going to put something inside it but I wanted to have it as just a decoration.  So what was I going to do???  I decided to use my JustRite stamps and dress it up.

The flowers are from the "Beautiful Blossoms" stamp set.  I colored them with Copics, shaded the white with chalk, and diecut them with Spellbinders Ovals Nestabilities.

For this panel, I used a center from the "Seeds Of Kindness" stamp set.

For this panel, I chose a center from the "Joyful Hearts" stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  Have a great day!


Paper:  DCWV Flower Shower stack, DCWV cardstock

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (B02,G24,Y06,Y11,Y19,B14,G12)

Accessories:  My Time Made Easy umbrella template, Cricut Expression, Spellbinders Scallop Ovals nestabilities, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Pebbles Inc Pearlescent chalk, ribbon, lace 


cricaholic said...

WOW!! That is really pretty!!Love how you did the inside. The lace on the edge gives it a pretty finish.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Angela, this umbrella is wonderful! I like how you added lace around the perimeter & all the embossing looks great! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge - hope to see you next week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Angela what a lovely job with this umbrella - love the lacey edge - so frilly and feminine - reminds me of my grandma's parasol. I like that you did the inside too - when I made mine I felt the same - but you rocked it! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls,