Friday, February 15, 2008

Under My Umbrella, Ella, Ella...

So you may have been wondering about the "Hoppy" umbrella: Where's the handle?? It's like the balloon and the flower, without a stem or string they can be short, long, however you see fit and no need to mask! A handle's just a line, you can do it! Stamp your image so the little tip sticking out the umbrella top will be in line with your handle will go, lay a straightedge on your paper and connect the line through the hands. There are so many different ways the animals in this set can hold it: up high, down low, over the shoulder, or as shown here behind the back...! How's that for singing and dancing in the rain? :) (And see how his little eyes are watching the butterfly?)
I decided I wanted to frame up this little "scene" in a circle. Although I have the circle Nestabilities, I still gotta have my coluzzle for some projects! This time I chose the "blue" track, (third one in) so his ear, the butterfly and umbrella will fall just outside the mat. Slide your blade around the track, up to the edge of the image, take it out and insert and cut again on the other side. Take your snips or scissors and cut around the outside of the image where it's still attached after you pull the template away.

To see more samples of the hoppy st and a read a little more about my design process, please go check out Featured Crafter Friday! (and then bookmark Andrea's fantastic blog!)

Have a very hoppy day!

12 comments:

Donna said...

you had me at 'hello'
wow...I have tears in my eyes reading your featured article on her site. I am so blessed to call you 'friend' enjoyed our short but sweet visit yeseterday. congratulations on ALL your successes-so happy to be a part of them now!

Andi said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for sending people my way! Have a wonderful day!

Catherine said...

Great...now this song is stuck in my head =)

Can't wait for my set.

Lee said...

What a lovely interview!! I absolutely enjoyed getting to know you better......thank you so much for your continuing encouragement to many of us who are just discovering crafting/stamping!! Blessings!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I'm with catherine, I will be singing that all day now. Good thing I actually like the song!! Congrats, you totally deserve it, and that card is super cute!!!

Vanessa said...

I enjoyed reading your interview answers. I was so encouraged to read that your first cards weren't "good." That means there is hope for the rest of us average stampers. . .yay!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a wonderful feature, Melanie! It was a pleasure "getting to know you" more! Fabulous project!

lakind said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the image go over the edge. I don't own the coluzzle, I own Creative Memories system. I've been debating the coluzzle, but now it looks like I'll have to get it. Love the dp, too. Can you post the company that makes it? Thanks!

Diane Lapointe said...

Oh my goodness,this is absolutely
gorgeous!!! Love the pastel colors!

Barb Schram said...

Wonderful feature, Melanie! And this card is adorable! And I love Andi's site! Thank you...I followed your directions and bookmarked it! Can't wait to see more! Take good care!

Carolyn King said...

Wonderfully creative Mel! CONGRATS on your feature---woohoo!!! Loved reading all about you!

Stampin' Meg said...

oh I just love how Hoppy's umbrella is poking out of his circle- genius!