Monday 19 August 2013

Won't You Share My Umbrella

Today I’m sharing another one of the beautiful Steampunk Zodiac images from Simply B Stamps, this one is Aquarius.

To make up my card I followed a sketch at Crafting Life’s Pieces.  I made the background paper by taking some quotes from my favourite book, Persuasion, and using the Jane Austen font to print them in a soft copper colour on a piece of aged looking paper.

I also made the umbrella using the Tim Holtz Mini Bird and Cage die; I got the idea from my awesome teamie, Jenny (go check out her fabby umbrella and blog).  I used some mesh ribbon and fabric for the ‘skin’, made the spine a bit fancy with some pearls and the handle is a piece of Mizuhiki (Japanese paper cord).

Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks E11)
Eyes E23
Lips R37, R46, R59
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E28
Dress BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Bolero, Gloves & Umbrella C00, C1, C3, C5
Umbrella handle E30, E31
Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Bird and Cage
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5x7 Matting Basics
Pearls from stash
7 Gypsies Camden

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it! So much in your gorgeous card! I would never have thought to Write Quotes on paper for an Awesome Background! Wow how Clever to turn your Birdcage into an Umbrella and cover it with all those amazing Goodies! Glad I was of so Inspiration along the way! :)

  2. Totally gorgeous Emily love your layout and coloring is fantastic love it !!
    Kay xx


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