Finally Scrap It Friday!
Which means, Saints Day!
Okay y’all, I want to know where everyone is from so make a comment below and let me know! I know everyone is ready for the weekend. It’s the third week of NFL’s pre-season games which means only a couple more weeks till the season officially begins!
Today I have a page I did back in April of some pictures when I lived in Long Beach, MS. It was a very rainy day and I believe a hurricane was the cause of the rain. I’ve lost count of which hurricane was which since I’ve lived off the Florida and Mississippi coast. The only hurricane names I remember are the ones that happened while living in Ft. Lauderdale. The very first one was Hurricane Francis. Needless to say, after that one I ended up flying because the second and third ones were Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Certainly, not ones I was sticking around to wait it out.
Rainy Day Double Page
Things I Used:
- Cricut Explore
- Cricut Mat
- Cricut Design Space
- White Cardstock by Close To My Heart
- Blue Cardstock
- Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel by Close To My Heart
- Desert Cardstock by Close To My Heart
- Pearlscent Chalking Set by Pebbles Inc.
On Cricut’s Design Space I typed in the various objects I knew I wanted to use for the double page, but you can type in “rain clouds” and within the search results the objects I used will show up. The objects I used was “April Showers” cartridge “Cloud,” and “Rain Boots,” “Creativebug” cartridge” “Creativebug – Raindrops,” and “Designer’s Calendar” cartridge “Umbrella.”
Since I can never decide what color to cut anything out, I almost always cut my objects/shapes on white cardstock. After I have everything cut out with my Cricut Explore I use Pebble Inc’s Pearlscent Chalking Set to bring everything to life.
To add a little more for each object on this double page, I then added as you will see in the close-up photos, Close To My Heart’s Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel. I absolutely love their Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel as it gives anything a little more oomph. Before I discontinued being an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart a few years ago, stocked up on it so it would take a while before running out.
Not sure if anyone who has seen most of my posts by now, but I love the color pink. So naturally, I made the flowers on the rain boots here on this double page pink using the dark pink and the ‘solid’ portion green using the dark green.
Again here for the umbrella, I used Pebble Inc’s Pearlscent Chalking Set to ‘color’ it in using the light green, light pink and light peachy colors. Then I used the light brown chalk to make the handle of the umbrella. To add a little more oomph, I used Close To My Heart Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel in various places on the umbrella.
For the rain clouds, I cut out both layers. I used the darker blue on the Pearlscent Chalking Set and the darker with mix of lighter grey for the top layer. Then at the end of the swirls within the clouds, I added some of the Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel.
To mix it up a bit for the raindrops, I only used the Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel on about half of them. As you can see, on this particular one, I don’t have any. I used the dark blue of the chalks to outline the drops and the lighter blue for the middles.
After getting everything ‘colored’ in to my liking, I used my mom’s circle cutter from Creative Memories to make circles for a couple of the pictures and the blue cardstock backing for them. Click here to visit my consultant’s personal page for one. I then used the same blue cardstock to back the other four photos I wanted to use on the page.
There you go, a cute (if I do say so myself) double page to make for a Rainy Day.
Have any questions about the project? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll try to respond back as soon as possible! Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!