Thursday, 10 November 2011

Busy?

I have a couple of makes to post today - spent a couple of hours yesterday clearing up leaves in the garden - looked real tidy - come out today and it doesn't look like I did any tidying up at all!!!
Anyway after the exertions with the rake I treated myself to some crafting time.
First one for today is another commisioned card for a baby born this year and am still on the 'do non traditional colours' theme!
I remembered seeing a Mo Manning image of a baby and a bauble........... when I went to Mo's new shop I couldn't find it!! So I emailed her and asked her where it was - it was still in her old shop and she put it in the new one for me - how good was that?  After all that effort I hope I've done it justice for her!

I didn't want to colour the baby's clothes in 'traditional' colours as I thought it would be too 'in your face'!. I tried paper piecing which again looked too strong and bold. So I opted for the mustard yellow which I hope is not too wishy washy or 'unbabylike'.

I wanted to make the bauble sparkly so I used two different colours of GlitterMagic fine glitter. I dusted the edges of the image with distress ink to take away the stark white and them framed it onto dark gold pearlised cardstock.
I went completely overboard with the glitter and stickles on this card - I attacked the doily, the edges of the image, the edges of the sentiments and the ribbon! Nothing escaped the glitter maniac.............. not even the colour co-ordinated inside.
I finished by dabbing some random dots using a white gel pen on the background of the image and popped a couple of flat backed pearls in the bottom right corner and resisted the urge to stickle them too.......
Am hoping this baby likes sparkles!

Challenges -
C.R.A.F.T - Cute
My Mum's Craft Shop - Sugar and Spice
Scrapbook Sisters - Baby
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (and I chose Glitter/Punch or Dies/Ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
Partyime Tuesday - Bling It On

9 comments:

  1. great project, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

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  2. aw this is gorgeous viv.i love the adorable image and your colours and design are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

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  3. really sweet card love all the sparkle thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

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  4. Cute cute image and just an overall adorable card! Thanks for joining us at MMCS sugar and spice challenge.

    Shelby

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  5. Awww, this is sooooooo cute!!! I love this image and how you added glitters on the Christmas bauble. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

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  6. Thank you for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays!! I hope to see you again soon!!

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  7. Oh wow I just love this card! The image is adorable and love the colours and all the detail.
    Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
    Diane xx

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  8. This is lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

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  9. A beautiful card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

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