Saturday, August 27, 2011
She is such a tiny little peanut, arriving almost a month early. They weren't ready for her, but managed to scramble and find things at the last minute...including my babies' crib. It was kind of sad to see it being carted away, like a chapter closing in my life. But, I knew the new family desperately needed it and would put it to good use, rather than it collecting dust in a storage.
A new baby calls for a card, right? And I'm happy to say that this card will actually be given away, rather than collecting dust in storage, hah! The sketch is based off of Moxie Fab World's Square Sketch Challenge and the lovely and soft color palette comes from The Play Date Cafe. I started with a patterned paper panel that was misted with a light green, inked the edges and then stamped the sentiment (a mix of three different stamp sets!), wrapped it with twine and adhered it to another patterned paper panel and the card base. The cute little bug was stamped and colored with markers. I snipped off the wings and antennae and created some large whimsical ones with silk ribbon and craft wire.
Cardstock: (Ivory Gold Fleck) The Paper Company, (Vintage Cream) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Lines from Dream Big) Pink Paislee, (Coral Polka Dot) Pebbles
Stamps: (Giddy Bugs, Falling For You, Vegtastic) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Chesnut Roan Chalk) ColorBox, (Sand Beige) VersaMagic, (Certainly Celery Pigment) SU
Markers: (Copic) (SU)
Fiber: (Ivory Silk Ribbon, Linen Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Wire) Making Memories, (HoneyDew Mist) Tattered Angels