Saturday, August 15, 2020

Blue Skies are Coming

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Lots of Squares
And here is my card for your inspiration:
The card base is a 5 1/2 in square and the image panel was cut with a square die.  The patterned paper in the background is full of squares (though you really can't see much of it) and the yellow paper has a plaid/square pattern on it.  For a fun touch, I paper pieced the umbrella with two coordinating patterned paper scraps.  And I actually printed the image out twice so I could cut out the animals and adhere them on top of the second image to give more dimension (and make it easier to piece).  To play up the sentiment, I added a die cut sun peeking out behind some gray clouds (which will soon be floating away).  I used some clear Nuvo drops to add rain droplets to the umbrella and the little flower.  And I finished it off with some clear droplets from Kat Scrappiness.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Stams: Di's Digi Stamps "Umbrella Pals" digi; Verve "Beautiful You" sentiment
Dies: MFT  sun burst die and "Blueprints 14" square die; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #384--anything goes with snippets (anything goes with snippets--the papers for the umbrella were cut from scraps, and the background piece (though very large was cut from a scrap of 12 x 12 paper).  The sun and clouds were also cut from scraps.)
Cutie Pie Challenge #150--Hip to be square
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Mod Squad Challenge--patterned paper trio (use 3 or more patterned papers--I used 4 with the two on my umbrella)
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Crafty Creations #412--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #257--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #477--anything goes


Linda Mc Enery said...

Aaaah, this is so sweet! Adorable image of course, and a beautiful colour combo. Love your little droplets. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Debbie said...

Such a cute card,

Thank you for entering our Challenge at
AUD Sentiments
this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Crafty hugs
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meg said...

Adorable image papers and card, love your colours and layout, thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I just adore this card. The paper piecing is fabulous, and your patterned paper choices are perfect for that sweet little image. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Doris Klein said...

OMG... what a super cute image and pretty colours. I really love your work!

Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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anne said...

I love this image and especially your paper pieced umbrella - love that you used paper with clouds. Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2 DT

KathyA. said...

What a sweet card. Your paper piecing is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

creationsnz said...

A wonderful scene with two friends sharing their wonderful paper pieced umbrella. So glad you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

So cute, I love the paper pieced umbrella, really ties in the patterns to the background. Thank you so much for joining in the Aud Sentiments Challenge, I hope we will see you again next time.
Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT)

Lisa xx said...

Such a sweet card....this image adorable!!

Thank you for joining in with our "square" challenge, we hope you will be back to play along with the Cuties again soon xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card with a cute digi. Nice colors used. Nice too, how you did the umbrella.

Hugs, Astrid.

Di said...

Brilliant card Heather - I do love the image especially and paper piecing the umbrella works perfectly!


Di xx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just adorable! I love that image!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!

Kathie said...

Heather this is a really cute card. I love this image and the wonderful colours you've used and I just adore your paper piecing, this umbrella is a perfect image for this. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch 2 and good luck.

Kathie SSW2~DT

Helen said...

A great card - love your colouring and that sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x