Monday, July 13, 2015

Rainy Days

Hello Readers,

Wow this challenge for CAS-ology was submitted right under the wire... Phew! Well now I have some time to explain in my normal fashion how and what inspired this design.

Today is very dreary and wet so this came naturally for today's card that was inspired by CAS-ology challenge blog. I am also submitting this card to Just Us Girls and the Color Throwdown with their delightful color schemes they have provided. 

Like I mentioned above, submitting this card was a close one for CAS-ology! I had only seven minutes left to link-up. And I swear I know my computer feels that I am in a rush because it runs extraordinarily slow! Seriously!! Oh well got it submitted all is happy at TheGrandStampede!  However I don't want to ignore the Color Throwdown and Just Us Girls where I have a bit more time to submit this.
Combining texture without color still gives the sense
of white space.
Detail: Showing the texture of the rain and umbrella.
And these are blogs are I am playing along with.. I have had this design in my head all week why I didn't just do it and submit it well... There are some days this is my motto: Don't rush me can't you see I'm waiting till the last minute..

Playing along with
CAS-ology Cue: Repeat
Playing along with:
Color Throwdown: ctd350
Playing along with:
Just Us Girls: Trend Week #301
I don't think I have ever made a card in such record time! So let me tell you quickly how this was done..

How to: 
  1. Cut and scored white 110lb. CS to A2 size
  2. Placed a rain stencil down then layered embossing paste over the stencil.
  3. For the sake of time it was dried using a heat gun.
  4. Die cut 4 gold umbrellas and 4 colored canopies using the colors from the challenge.
  5. Adhered canopies to the gold umbrellas and place them on the card base.
  6. Stamped sentiment.
Well now I am going to collaspe on heap on the floor and sleep... No not really, I have to get my kids their lunch.. Thank you for stopping by and if you'd like I would love it if you leave a comment. Take care and see you soon. 

All the best,


Marina said...

I love the colourful umbrellas and the texture paste rain.

stampingbowd said...

Oh! I am so glad you were able to get it submitted! I thought I was pushing it at 26 minutes until the deadline! You win :) I love the embossing paste! Great texture and the multiple umbrellas are so fun!

Lori said...

Great design! Love the white on white texture with the bold umbrellas. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Anonymous said...

Hey Shawna!! I love your repeated umbrellas. So cute!! The textured rain is great too!!Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the little umbrellas and what an awesome background you created with the rain drops...beautifully done!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Monika Reeck said...

You know this card Shawna
so clever to combine all that color
clever using the GOLD
and CAS for CASology
I am jealous now...
Why...cause I am not join at CASology
was so busy making christmas card in July
normally I always join CASology
I believe now your card will be the winner
and tell me please if I am wrong Shawna
this is Amazing idea and I ADORE THIS
hope you can on line again and nothing happened with the stroom
hugs, Monika

Nancy said...

Love your motto in your post! That is so me when it comes to card making. I never use to be such a procrastinator. Love your umbrellas and the gold handles! Thanks so much for joining the girls and I this week over at JUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

We seem to have the same motto! I'm "Last Minute Lisa" according to my hubby! LOL!! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, another post I really enjoyed, Shawna!!!! I have been close to cut-off times some times, but I have to say I've never been in on 7 minutes to go!!!! And boy, these computer taking their time when one is in a hurry, hey!!! Love your last-minute-motto, too - had me smiling!!!!
And your card ...soooo cute!!!! Love the fun umbrellas and the raindrops!!!! Lovely!!!!

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