When I watched the music video for the Smeared and Smudged challenge I knew I wanted to use a red umbrella.
As I was thinking of this design the words “Let a smile be your umbrella” came to me. I had to Google it because I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where it came from. It was a song by Perry Como! Wow, that was even before my time – lol.
The challenge over at Mark’s Finest Papers blog was to use bling, and so I did – lots of bling. The stamps here are Stampin’ Up!, as are the inks and flower punch. I used a Spellbinder die for the sentiment and a Cricut cartridge for the seaweed. Lots of sponging, stippling, and spritzing went into this. The piece from which I drew the umbrella was painted with acrylic, then rubbed with metallic. The sweet fairy was colored with watercolor pencils and the aqua painter.