And I've decided to use the Go Green approach or, in this case, mostly green! We've not had a lot of rain in the Bay Area this winter and while today's warm and sunny 70º was heavenly, I was not pleased at having to resume a regular watering schedule! So here you have it: an umbrella-full of four-leaf clovers with a much-needed raindrop background.
Here's what you'll need to get started: Rain (LJ905), Umbrella (LG737), and Clover (LS58) stencils, inks (Tsukineko's Splendor inks are a good choice), and card stock of your choice. Begin by dry-embossing the raindrops background stencil on white card stock and set aside. Place the umbrella stencil on white card stock and, using a stencil brush, apply color to the image. Do the same for the clovers, coloring as many as you need to fill the umbrella. I chose five, but a couple more, piled on top of the others, would give it a filled to the brim look. Cut out the umbrella and clovers and assemble. That's all there is to it. Note: Before gluing the stencils, I gently rolled three of the petals to give them some dimension; the fourth petal got a bit of adhesive on the back before tucking into the umbrella.
Don't forget – you still have time to join in the February challenge. Link your project with Mr. Linky on the Dreamweaver Stencils blog, Dream it UP! by the end of the month and you might be the lucky winner of two fabulous stencils. Check it out. And, in the meantime, check out the other Dream Team blogs for more ideas and inspiration.