Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rainy Day Blues



Today has been gray with a bit of snow. Definitely not the spring weather I'm hoping for. I am actually wishing for rain, which I know I will regret later. Just the way I now regret all the snow!

With all my dreams of rain I was overjoyed to find a great tutorial by Lauren Meader on how to make a paper umbrella! She had two gorgeous examples on her page and I just had to test it out. I looked at what I had done when I had just the paper and wasn't as happy as I'd hoped. I really was not liking the line between the panels, but then I remembered something I'd seen on Melanie Muenchinger's blog about using sticky tape to adhere beads to a project. Of course! I could use some beads to cover up what I didn't like. I pulled out my container with all my beads and felt bad for neglecting them. I haven't used beads much for quite a while since I stopped playing around with jewelry much. But now I have a new use for my little beads! And then after I had stuck the rainbow beads on the umbrella I decided the handle would look far too lonely. So I used beading wire to string the same beads randomly.

Now I had to decide how to make the card. Then I remembered Jen Del Muro's sketch that I had wanted to try. So I adjusted it a little bit to work with the umbrella and voila! Although the picture isn't the clearest, it says "rainy day blues?" at the bottom. Good for a get well or even just a cheering up card for someone sometime. And I got to use some of my lovely buttons! All in all a fun card for playing! Now if only it would rain outside and melt the snow and ice that is still holding my car captive!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

that's really cute! I was trying to figure out how you did the handle until I read down to threading them on a wire! very clever, TFS!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love the beads! Great touch! The sketch is so fun too! Thanks for playing and glad you had fun!

Janine said...

Such a nice card.!!! The beads are a great idea***

Carolyn King said...

Very cute. Love all those added beads! Great umbrella!

KimberlyG said...

Lovely card! The beads are such a nice touch! Wonderful idea for the handle! Thanks for sharing! :D

Hope said...

Sweet card. Love the beads, they're a great touch.

Richelle said...

lovely card...nice bead work...that must have been some work but it sure turned out fab!

Richelle