Monday, May 14, 2012

Welcome Little One

A very dear (and much younger) friend of mine just had her second baby, a little girl whom they named Anna Margaret. Anna arrived last Tuesday to join Mommy, Daddy and big brother Daniel. She is a little doll, and I would so love to get my hands on her, but alas, she lives up in Virginia. I made this card to welcome little Anna, and since I know she has received it, I will now share it here with all of you.

I decided to go with the soft peachy colour scheme because I thought all of the pinks in the Copic markers were too bright or too pink for a new baby. The peach was softer and more pastel. My image is Sleeping Baby Tilda (Cozy Family 2010 collection) by Magnolia stamps. I colored her little outfit using R01 (Pinkish Vanilla), R00 (Pinkish White) and R000 (Cherry white). Despite the word pink in the names of the colors, they are actually more peach. I used E00 and E000 for the skin.

I used a white card base and layered light green on top. I then used a patterned paper (sorry I don't know the manufacturer). I just really liked the patterned paper. It is so feminine with the tiny flowers and green vine trellis. The strip across the front is a piece from one of my 6x6" "From My Mind's Eye" pads (matted with the green). The strip just matched perfectly! I also used it to make the scalloped oval behind the image and the matting for the sentiment.

I cut the doily from white and inked around the edges using Apricot chalk ink by Colorbox. The ecru lace is a new find that a girlfriend told me about. It comes with adhesive on the back, so no more having to figure out how to keep those beautiful laces I love to use in place. It was a little more expensive, but well worth it. I am definitely saving my pennies to buy more ( I guess I should tell you that I purchased it from and it is called lace tape).

I finished off this little card with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I brought in a little deeper orange with the three roses, and then I used white roses and cherry blossoms which I inked with either the Apricot chalk ink or with the R01 Copic marker pen (some of both).

I was very pleased with the end results -- a pretty little card to accompany the gift for a pretty little girl. Glad you are here Miss Anna!


  1. Beautiful work, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Big hugs Jo xxx

  2. Aaaaaawwwwww.....what a very sweet and pretty creation, Jenee....and you were so right about the soft peach...lovely!

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the

  4. This is so delicate and sweet! Babies are truly amazing and I'm sure they love that you are sharing in their joy!