Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Showers

Hello, hope everyone had a great week.  It's been lovely and sunny here but darn cold, we've even had a flurry of snow or two which fortunately has been short lived and hasn't stuck around.  They are forecasting warmer temperatures starting next week, hope they will be right!

I realized the other day that I hadn't shared the April door banner I made for the ongoing swap in our Mixed Media Studio group.  I was inspired by the saying 'April showers bring May flowers' and this is the banner I made for my swap partner.

I made the umbrella pattern and cut it from some cheery yellow floral print material I had in my stash and then cut some coordinating yellow and blue 'May' flowers to go underneath it using the Sizzix Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals' die.  The raindrops were cut free hand from the same fabric as the umbrella handle and, once they were in place, I covered them with a thick coat of Glossy Accents glue to give them some shine.  They turned out great, love the effect!  I then outlined the umbrella, the edges of the banner and the centers of the flowers with some glitter glue and mounted the whole thing onto a backing of Warm 'n Natural quilt batting that I cut with pinking shears.  Hope that my swap partner will like it.

I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a slump over the last week creatively speaking, I have been puttering away on a couple of projects but don't have a heck of a lot to show for it!  Hopefully a return to warm weather will charge up my creative mojo, it's a bit frozen at the moment.  Hope that your muse has been inspiring you to create and I will try to get back on track and get some new makes posted soon.  Have a great week everyone and happy creating!



  1. That really stinks that you're still getting snow. I hope it warms up for you soon. It's beautiful here today and it makes such a difference in how I feel and my energy level.
    Your banner is adorable. I love how you did the rain drops

  2. don't look like you're in a slump to me. this is just too cute.

  3. Cute! Like your fabric choices. Sounds like Spring is in a slump! Hope you get better weather soon!

  4. What a fabulous wall hanging Deb! So bright and cheery, and I love your raindrops!! hugs :)

  5. Deb, your fabric hanging is adorable! I love the fabric umbrella and how you stitched it so nicely! Love your take on April Showers!

  6. That is really cute! So springy! It will warm up again soon. We had snow yesterday too. :(

  7. This is really lovely Deb, I love your raindrops and I'm sure your swap partner will too xx

  8. That is adorably cute, your visitors must have fun seeing something new each time they come to visit. And yes, it's brrrr cold here also, despite the sun, or the clouds...depending upon it's mood.


  9. This is very pretty for Spring....we're getting a little afternoon shower right now. It's much needed so I won't complain. Sweet hugs, Diane

  10. Your swap partner is going to Love it ~ it turned out great and I love how you added all the little touches to it!

  11. I bet your swap partner will love it! All the small details show through and make this banner shine! Glossy Accents is so versatile and wonderful to play with! Awesome job Deb!Hugz! ~Niki

    1. Thanks Niki, hope my partner likes it too. She is a very talented quilter so I always am worried whenever I send her anything made from fabric LOL!

  12. Love your banner, I love your creatiivity, you are an inspiration.hugs, Lecia


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