Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SOS48: april showers

in the northeast US we're currently experiencing unseasonably dry, HOT weather... but this week at shopping our stash the challenge is all about less clement weather. here's carla to tell us all about it:

Challenge 48 
April Showers or  Snow 
 (anything weather/water related) 
umbrella, seahorses, scuba, fishes, seascapes, ponds, oceans, snowflakes, snowfall, snowmen, rainy days, raincoats, rubber boots, rain clouds, clouds, rainbows, ducks 
(hey it makes sense to me lol)

it makes sense to me too, miss carla! there are loads of great ideas to explore there, which is why this was such a fun challenge! here's my card, it's kind of minimalist, don'tcha think? 

(vintage: music chipboard letters from my etsy shop; illustrations from a richard scarrey book; cardstock: ranger glossy black; "rainbow" letters: prehistoric heidi swapp WHITE chipboard that i colored with copics; font: bohemian typewriter; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

ok, well, it's minimalist for ME, in that it has a plain background, lol! admittedly, this is mostly because i couldn't find a patterned paper i liked and i ran out of time! (yep, sometimes my "process" is that scientific!!!) :)

this card is also on the pixie blog today, as part of a tutorial on how to make custom chipboard letters like the ones that spell out "RAIN"; there are also links to similar alphabet sets i've got for sale in my etsy shop.

in the meantime, be sure to check out what the rest of the SOS gang have done with this fun challenge, and link up your own rainy, snowy, fishy or rainbow creation at shopping our stash between now and next monday night! ♥


  1. Beyond colorful & fun served up with an eternal truth...how could one go wrong. Love it Lauren, and your Etsy shop is calling my name. I suspect you'll soon be addressing a package a moi. Hugs, Kathy

  2. This is fabulous ... I love everything about this ... I have no doubt your new shop will be sold out in an instant!

  3. Love love love those letters ... awesome design.


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