Thursday, 30 April 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello.  Welcome.  Hoping the showers will stay with April and the May flowers will bring sunshine with them.  Here's my April calendar pages for The Craft Barn challenge.  This month the theme was umbrella's and blue.  Well I love blue and umbrella's immediately made me think of Umbrella Man.  And here he is......

Here's my little heart mini-book/calendar.  The hearts were cut using Sizzix Scalloped Heart dies from some patterned paper.  This was baby themed paper so I avoided the baby and cut to encompass the lovely clouds, some of which are embossed and glittery.  I cut Umbrella Man from flowery MME paper and then sponged on black ink.  I tried to get a gradation from dark to light.  I wanted it to look like he was coming out of shadow into the light.  Very pleased with the effect.  

I cut the butterflies using Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies die from the same floral card and backed them with dark blue paper.  I have edged the hearts and the calendar tab with Salty Ocean distress ink.  

I love that the flowers can still be seen through the black ink on Umbrella Man's back.  

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge April
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 182 - Anything Goes 
Dream It Up - Showers of Showers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 43 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Wishing you sunshine and mojo.  Hugz


  1. What a cut little mini-book Gail. Love the clouds and the butterflies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  2. love your umbrella man and how you faded out the black ink! Great job! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  3. A lovely April page, glad you included some butterflies to take away the misery of the wet weather!

  4. A fabulous calender album page Gail, a great design with a beautiful background. Your elements are gorgeous - so gorgeously colourful!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. What a wonderful project. Thank you for joining in with us at Scribble & Scrap Challenge and good luck. Chris DT x

  6. I just adore your heart shaped calendar and what a fun pages they are! Love how you added all the cute little butterflies! Thank you for joining us in this week's challenge at the Cheery Lynn Designs!

  7. This is amazing!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x


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