Hello and Happy Sunday, friends! Today I have the pleasure and honor of being hostess at The Paper Players. This week is a theme challenge, and I've chosen Rain or Shine as our theme. I was thinking along the lines of April showers and spring, though since we had snow this weekend here in the Northeast I guess that is just wishful thinking!
I had something entirely different in mind when I started this card, but it had a mind of its own and morphed into this. Does that ever happen to anyone else? I was thinking umbrellas and rainbows but wound up with sun and clouds, lol! I guess I was dreaming of warmer days...
I was also intending on being a bit more true to the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week, but that morphed too. I'm in landscape instead of portrait mode, my cloud bank is the horizontal element of the sketch, and the sunshine mirrors the butterfly element. I'm also playing along with Darnell's NBUS Challenge, with my brand new Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.
I cut the cloud bank twice, once in white and once in blue. It was a bit tricky to re-assemble, but not too bad after I decided to flip it over and hold it together with washi tape.
Stamp Sets: Happy & Smile, I See You (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry (Stampin Up)
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead (Echo Park)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Crushed Curry (Stampin Up)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cloud Bank Die, Sunshine Die (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)
Thank for stopping by, and please visit the rest of the team at The Paper Players! I hope you play along with my challenge this week, too!