April Showers... 60

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 11:32 AM | , ,

***I have two posts today, if you are looking for my Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge (SSD73) post, click HERE or scroll down to the next post ~ thanks :)***

Hi there! I had some me time, so I played along with the April's My Mind's Eye Challenge #22: layout challenge based on an "April Showers" theme. Had to really think about this one when creating my layout because it doesn't rain too often here in Phoenix therefore, I don't have a lot of photos to choose from in our iPhoto library. I turned to some pics that were taken while on a trip to London a few years ago and pulled out various pieces of fun My Mind's Eye patterned paper and had some fun!
In case you are curious, the beautiful building in the photo is the Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children located in London, England. This stunning piece of architecture was built in 1816. My hubby and I toured around London for about 5 days and if I remember correctly, it rained nearly EVERY day we were there and was quite cold. We didn't allow the rain stop us from tooling around the city, taking in all the beauty, rich history, culture and friendly people :)

If you are looking for a fun sketch to play with and some awesome inspiration, check out the My Mind's Eye Blog (click HERE).
For the title, I combined a few Vintage embellishments from Stella and Rose and a sentiment from PTI   that was cut using a die from Nested Pennants.
For those of you who prefer card making, I have a card to share referring to the fun April's My Mind's Eye Challenge #22: card challenge which is also based on an "April Showers" theme.
Here's my interpretation using ALL the same patterned paper and stamp sets. I couldn't resist inking up the PTI sentiment, April Showers bring May Flowers :) giggle
I paper pieced the umbrella on both the layout and card then popped it up using 3D foam adhesive squares for added dimension:
So have the April showers brought you May flowers? Thanks so much for looking ~ hope you have a great day :) Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye: State of the Heart Collection, Lost and Found Collection
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Big Scalloped Circles, Standard Circles LG, Grand Labels Four, Nested Pennants, Grand Calibur
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Scattered Showers, Scattered Showers Additions
Other: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose embellishments
Ribbon: Vanilla Bean Vintage crinkly ribbon Courtesy of Kimberly @ My Craft Spot
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60 Sweet Comments So Far:

june lanum said...

so pretty, love all the layers

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

So beautiful. It even stands out in the rain! Thanks for the inspiration.

GabrielleH said...

OMG, you just knocked my socks off, Mona! Your layout is magnificent and so is the matching card! Gorgeous colors; love the papers you used! What a cool photo of that old hospital! You should win this challenge! Thanks for sharing with us!

Erica said...

Mona, your layout is absolutely stunning! That MME paper is gorgeous and I love all your beautiful layers and embellishments! The rain boots and umbrella are perfect! You just oooooze talent!

Kara said...

love these..esp the layout using scattered showers...so cute!!

Danni said...

What a stunning layout and the card is just beautiful!

justsomestuffimade said...

Great 'rainy' themed projects Mona! I love your layout with those stunning black & white photos. They really bring that beautiful Victorian building to life ;)
And the card with another of your lovely seam binding bows is oh-so-cute!
Hugs, Ruth S

Alina said...

Lovely layout! So so so cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful, love MME papers and those photos are great! Love that sweet little card too! Thanks for sharing!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute scrap page and the matching card is fabbo too! Hugs ~S~

Pammy said...

Mona, your LOs always are phenomenal! What gorgeous colors and embellies! And those photos are so interesting! I would love to visit London one day! Thanks!

Penny said...

Oh, Mona, you are so incredible! I love your beautiful LO and sweet matching card! This MME paper is super gorgeous and I love the eye catching B/W photos of that magnificent hospital in London! This is so outstanding! I am speechless!

Kerry said...

Mona, both your card and the layout are incredible! You chose the perfect PP to go with this theme and photos! And your black stitching, perfect as always, is such a nice accent! I love those photos in black and white and I think the little boots and umbrella are adorable! Thanks for tons of inspiration!

Hilary Greene said...

Absolutely stunning! Amazing layout and your card is divine!

papertrails leaver said...

These are so lovely Mona! You layou from England is gorgeous with the black and white photos. Great creations as always! :-) Amy

Sheena said...

So Pretty!

Joanne Leddy said...

This is just lovely ... your color selection is perfect for these black and white photo's. That sweet little umbrella is so cute - and galoshes by jove!

Cynthia Perkins said...

Gorgeous project!

PaperMomma said...

Mona this layout and card are so awesome! THe MME papers are beautiful and I love those pretty photos in B&W! Great umbrella and boot stamps too!

Caroline Moore said...

Wow Mona, your layout and sweet matching card are really spectacular! What a neat photo of that old hospital! Must have been interesting to see! I love the colors of the DP you used; it compliments the photos perfectly! I also love all your pretty embellishments!!!! Amazing job!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Mona!!~

sheila said...

GORGEOUS card and layout!!!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful scrap page and beautiful card, Mona! Stunning details as always! Beautifully done!

~amy~ said...

Love your wonderful MME goodness!!!!

Davi said...

Mona, Love the LO and the fab pics of London. Very pretty embellies so perfect with the pics. What a very fun card with the cute umbrella and polka dots

Linda R. said...

I just love these.. Both of them. That little umbrella is so cute.. I know what you mean about not getting much rain. I would mind just a little more..

Hugs, Linda

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Mona, I love the photoscrap and the card with the same style/subject is wonderful done!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I appr. it very much!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Isabel Jett said...

Mona your are rapidly making me a big fan of MME! I love this paper and how it works so well with these beautiful B&W photos! Love the card too! TFS!

Mirna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and LO, Mona! Just amazing embellishments!!! Love this pretty paper as well! Great job!

Amanda R said...

Beautiful matching set, Mona! Your layout is so well done! Gorgeous take on the sketch!

Ros said...

I LOVE your LO's ... always so beautiful ... and this is just perfect for the challenge ... just always add just the right amount to keep it interesting yet not detract from you pictures ... such an art ... and your card is perfect too ... love the umbrella and the sentiment which I might have to pinch ... Lol!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOW...Gorgeous. Love the umbrella and the rain boots. :)

Kelly Meinertz said...

Wow, Mona, what a stunning layout and the card is just gorgeous!

Constance said...

Mona, both your card and layout are so creative and beautiful! Love the MME papers you used; fabulous colours! I also love the sweet umbrella and boots; perfect for this rainy theme! BTW, that former hospital is an amazing structure! Love your photos!

ScrappyFelicia said...

So beautiful! Love these designs! Always jaw dropping!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous LO. I love this PTI set for this LO. I want to go to England so bad. One day....hopefully.
Your card is darling. Lovin' the cute unbrella. :)
Hugs~

Alison said...

Absolutely fabulous card and layout! I love the beautiful paper and stamps! Very inspiring project!!!

Mo Hernandez said...

Mona, this is so beautiful!!! Your layouts always amaze me! I love these photos and how nicely they are complimented by the gorgeous MME paper and you awesome embellishments! I love these PTI stamps so much!!!

Sue Hester said...

Beautiful LO and card, Mona!!! Live the cute umbrella and boot stamps! Great colors and such an interesting photo! So lovely!

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, as always your designs are phenomenal!!! I really love this darling card with that gorgeous stamp and the pretty pearls! I also love your LO! The B&W photo is so perfect with this paper!!! Great theme!

RobinH said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Gorgeous MME paper and I love all the beautiful layers and embellishments! The cute little rain boots and umbrella are adorable! So beautifully done!

Cecilia said...

Mona, I love them both but your layout is magnificent! I really love the way you present these lovely photos! The B&W is gorgeous with these colors in the MME paper! I love the titles and sentiments along with the beautiful stamped umbrella and boots! A work of art!

Ellen S said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Mona! I love these papers! Great colors with the B&W pix! Amazing looking building!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Mona! So much detail! Would love to travel to England, all those beautiful buildings!

Jan Evans said...

Lovely card and layout! You really do gorgeous work, always, Mona! Love the sweet stamps you used and the pretty papers! I would love to travel to England too!!!

Charlene said...

OH SO CUTE!!!!! LOve the sweet card and wonderful LO!!!

KathyO said...

Wonderful card and Layout!!! I love what you did with these photos and I love the sweet PTI stamps!

Beth said...

Beautiful shabby chic layout and card! So awesome, Mona! Really lovely PP and vintage look to your photos done in B&W! So perfect!

Pauline said...

A fabulous layout and beautiful card, those papers are so pretty, and your stitching is amazing!

Crystal said...

Amazing design, Mona! Really lovely layout with great layers and dies! Love the pretty embellishments; those stamps are perfect for this theme! Great photos too!

Trudy said...

Oh wow, Mona, this is so incredible! I love your beautiful layout and perfectly matching card! The MME paper is wonderful with these beautiful photos of that magnificent hospital in London! Outstanding design as usual! TFS!

Mary Chen said...

Fabulous!!! Mona, I really love seeing you do scrap pages! With this larger canvas you really put your talent to good use!!!! I love the MME papers you used! They work so well with these gorgeous B&W photos! I also love your sweet matching card! That umbrella stamp is perfect on both! TFS!

Mary Chen said...

PS: I forgot to mention... I know that area, in your photo, so well! Near Waterloo! That former hospital has some really elegant Victorian architecture! What a great choice for your LO! Bravo!

Sue Nader said...

Mona, this layout and card are absolutely stunning! Wow, I love the gorgeous PP and the darling stamps! Fabulous job!

Laural said...

Oh, Mona, fabulous layout and card! I really really love your choice of beautiful papers and your, always perfect, stitching! I love the great photos and the overall vintage look! Your card is magnificent too! Great stamps too!

Melissa said...

Oh WOW, Mona, love both your layout and card! Really gorgeous designs!! Great B&W photos with gorgeous BG papers! The stamped umbrella and boots are really cute! Very inspiring!

Stella said...

The papers; your take on the LO and sketch, gorgeous pictures, creative idea....wow! I love it!

Ashley said...

Wow, this layout just blows my mind! So incredible!

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful layout.. Fabulous idea to pair up the umbrella and galoshes with your rainy day in london! Beautiful layout!

Andrea M said...

So adorable and so BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW! A stunning layout and a card to match! What a fantastic showcase for your amazing photos!!! Those pink umbrellas are off the hook!!!!


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