Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rain, Rain GO AWAY!

Okay, it's getting ridiculous around here... not only have we had a long, cold, snowy winter (we even win the snowiest city in the country!), but now it's the wettest spring on record here.  We have had over 9 inches of rain in 20 days!  I'm so sick of rain!  We even have ducks in our yard!  Yep, a pair of mallards ended up on our lawn one morning.

To stay with this rainy theme, I thought some "rainy" artwork might be appropriate.
 Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker line "It's Raining, It's Pouring" is the perfect spring paper line!  I love the little umbrellas and the colors in this line!!!  Here I used it for my current Scrap That Baby prompt.

I had fun playing with Faber-Castell DMC Gelatos on this paper umbrella.  I wanted it to look like dripping rain and colored and added Prima flowers and bling.  April Showers bring May Flowers!  

As a final parting project... I made some flowers using Nikki's "Beatrice" line. So, even though I can't be outside enjoying the real flowers, I have some colorful paper ones to look at!  I hope the sun shows itself soon (and stays around)!!


Nati Tristan said...

Those all look great but that UMBRELLA is absolutely stunning! I love it I love love love love it!

kim c said...

loved this post!
the rainy weather has really inspired you.
great stuff.

shelley said...

girll..... i love this umbrella!!! where did you find it??? thank you for showing me how to make these flowers... i am addicted to them now!!! making me sad thinking how much i'm gonna miss yer face. :(

Elisabeth said...

lol, the way you write makes me laugh... if it's any comfort, here in Norway the summer is holding back as well.... but, your blog is today's sunshine in my house! what a creative way to decorate an umbrella .. and the LO are so adorable
Thank you so much for that nice comment in my blog aswell..
-greetings from Norway

milkcan said...

Wow! That umbrella is AMAZING!