Sunday, May 20, 2012

Monsters bloom!


 This morning while lying in bed waiting for the time to tick over to a respectable hour to get up (7am at least!) I was thinking about the cards I was going to make.  So over the 2 hours of lying there (I wake at 5am!) I came up with the idea of using my Spellbinders circle dies and making an umbrella, then I decided that I would use the challenges over at Southern Girls (about the boys), AnnaBelle Stamps (lime and orange) and CAS-ual Fridays (punches or dies) as my basis for the card ...
  
and here is the result ...
 
I used AnnaBelle Stamps 'lil monsters balloon' as my stamp and substituted the balloon for an umbrella made by halving a circle and freehand cutting inverse scallops.  Then once the card was complete I used glossy accents to create some raindrops coming from some MFT flat bottom clouds ... here is a close up ...
 
While also in bed this morning I was thinking of a title for this card and again I resorted to AnnaBelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' (I use that stamp set alot) I chose the 'in sunshine and showers FLOWERS bloom' quote and substituted the flowers for MONSTERS from the lil monster set ... I love how the title turned out ... for those that have children I am sure you would agree with the sentiment!!!
materials - Core 'dinations kiwi card, AC straw card, white and grey cardstock; Jillibean Soup 'apple cheddar soup' & 'watermelon gazpacho' papers; AnnaBelle Stamps 'lil monster balloon' & 'ballerina rose' stamps; Staz On timber brown, Color Palatte autumn orange inks; MFT flat bottom clouds, Spellbinders standard circles large nesties; Inkssentials glossy accents; Kaisercraft rhinestones.
Thanks for looking.

9 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Totally too clever Janet! Love your idea for the spellbinder umbrella, it worked beautifully! ps The raindrops are super fab!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

This is so cute Janet! Beautifully done!
TFS with us :)
Andrea

Pam W Merwin said...

How absolutely cute! Love the umbrella and love the RAIN :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super adorable Janet and so creative!Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Gayatri said...

Adorable card. Love that tongue poking monster :) Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday :)

Kylie said...

WOW Janet, your card is soooooo cute, I love your design and it's so fitting with the weather at the moment lol, Awesome card Janet!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Debby said...

Love the effect of the glossy accents - very realistic. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Stephanie Washburn said...

HAHA! So fun and CREATIVE! I just love it! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! ;)

Sue said...

another clever card Janet!! you have made this little monster shine, even in the rain! a very effective way to use the glossy accents to create the rain drops! :)