I had one of those urges again... for some umbrellas. Umbrella stamps I do not own... so carved a couple from my favorite product - clear lino which I really love by Jack Richeson & Co available at Kensington art Supply here in Calgary. So easy to carve - I drew my design with a Bic black marker. Cut the umbrella out along it's outside edges. Then used my x-acto knife held at a 45º angle on either side of a rib line - voila - done. This is considered a solid or watercolor stamp which are the easiest to create.
I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h).
The first umbrella (lower left corner) I created a stencil from some paper, keeping the negative drop out as a mask for later. Placed the stencil on my card and stamped (Hero Arts "Flowing Flowers and Leaves" bkgr'd stamp) using Versamark, removed stencil and embossed with white embossing powder. Inked my umbrella stamp with Distress "Mermaid Lagoon" and "Black Soot" on the handle and tip.
Masked the first umbrella and stamped a smaller umbrella using "Worn Lipstick". Continued masking and stamping with various Distress colors. The large umbrella at the half way point on the right was stamped through the stencil using Impression Obsession "Bubbles", stencil removed and clear embossed prior stamping with the umbrella stamp inked with "Picked Raspberry" and touched a bit with the Lagoon.
Stamped the quote using the black onyx and clear embossed.
Created the paper umbrella from this tutorial (http://tutorialesminis.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/paraguas-cerrado.html). I must admit, it's not as easy as it looks... mine just don't want to shape as neatly. Maybe the paper I'm using is too stiff... I will continue to try BIG GRIN but not loose any tears over it.
I used copy paper colored with Distress, die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die set, folded between the scallops, adhered to a piece of white floral wire with a bead at the top, then tied it with a narrow pink ribbon.
And fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Frilly and Funky summer (rain is what we've been having in Calgary...)
Inky Impressions #214 summertime
Simon Says Stamp Challenge favorite tech or product (clear lino)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #121 rainbow of color + ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #378 add a quote