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 www.CustomCrops.com 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!