Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Paper Issues, Simon Says & Deconstructing Sketch {Wishing You Sunnier Days}

I wanted to play along with a couple of challenges today! The first was the "Up in the Clouds" theme challenge over at Paper Issues. I have a cute cloud embossing folder from Darius that I picked up in San Diego this Christmas. I thought this umbrella would look fun paper pieced and popped up on top of the embossed clouds.

Deconstructed Sketch No. 94

The Deconstructed Sketch #94 was the main inspiration behind my layout. I decided to elongated the side panels and added the oval shape to the bottom of the layout as the sentiment.

I also wanted to play along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge, it is their Umbrella stamp set called "Sunnier Days" that I used. I was drawn to the Snap "Colour Vibe" Paper from Simple Stories. 



  1. Love your take on the sketch!! Fun card! I adore the polka dots!

  2. Love these umbrellas and the embossed clouds! This is a perfect card for the weather lately! We've had lots of rain!

  3. Wowzers Lesley being the polka dot girl that I am you have me swooning over your card! LOVE the embossed clouds. This is simply delightful!!

  4. Gorgeous card Lesley :-) I love the whole design of this, the polka dots, paper pieced brollies and cloud debossing are FAB :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. Love your gorgeous card. Loving those umbrellas and the gorgeous papers you have used.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  6. So fun, Lesley! Love that subtle embossing folder!!

  7. This is so much fun! Absolutely love your interpretation of the sketch. Great colours and pattern combo!

  8. Saw this on SU! and had to case it for your Featured Stamper day - Congrats. This is such a wonderful card - I LOVE IT!


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