Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring blooms!

Oh what a lovely spring we've had here in the Northeast! 
I managed to get a few pictures of my cherry trees just before the big windy day came and blew off all the blossoms, and I am thrilled that the pansies I put in last fall wintered over and bloomed as well!
The Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs 
I made a cute row of upside down umbrellas into a banner for my layout! This layout will be the left side of my 366 Art Journal, when I get the calendar side ready to go I'll post the full spread. (See this post for more info on the  366 Art Journal)

I used this awesome sketch from the Page Maps blog and entered Becky's challenge this month:
Here are some close ups and an angled shot to show the dimension (I pop-dotted every other umbrella)

 Supplies include: Patterned paper - Echo Park (Victoria Gardens), SEI (Mimosa); Journaling block - Making Memories (Flutter); Distress Ink - Ranger (gathered twigs, tea dye); Lace Trim - Offray; Twine - The Twinery (blossom); Crochet Thread - Columbia; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug; Stitching Pattern - Bazzil; Versafine Ink (Vintage Sepia); Staples - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Letter Stamps - Studio G; Letter stickers - Doodlebug Design (Loopy Lou); Chipboard - Maya Road; Felt bird - Maya Road; Pearls - Close To My Heart; StazOn Ink (Cherry Pink); Rub-ons - unknown from stash. Punches used: Tags are EK Success and Butterflies are Martha Stewart

I hope you will create a layout, card, or off the page project using a banner and enter the fun at Frosted Designs this week! There is always a fabulous prize for one random winner and the staff chooses three submissions for special feature on the blog - c'mon - join us!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - 
I appreciate your comments!


Sarah said...

I LOVE these gorgeous umbrella banners!! So creative Theresa!! Great take on the sketch toO!

Marjie Kemper said...

Really fabulous, T! Love youy take on the sketch, using umbrellas as the hanging objects. Too cute with the bird in one!

scrapbaby! said...

There are many things I love about your blog. One: You are an inspiration. Two: You are always positive. Three: You are super creative (and I just LOVE this layout with the umbrellas). Four: There is always something new posted! Thanks for keeping me inspired! :D

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Teresa, great layout! You always do such a great job on sketches! I love the umbrellas and the colors and the's all GREAT!

Ashley Rock said...

great take on the sketch!! I love the upside down umbrellas!!! great layout!!

Patchi said...

Great LO -- Those umbrellas are adorable!

Nuki Adiati said...

Oh I loooooove all your works. And your blog is such a sweet place to visit :)

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Robin said...

Love the umbrellas!! So cute!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh my!!! Total cuteness with the umbrella banner!!!