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Thursday, 6 September 2018

It's the little things & Babies are all our dreams...........


Do you think Im a bit obsessed with this flower and vase set from 'The Ton'? Well I am actually but I have put it away and plan to try some of my other hundreds of unused stamps.

But doesnt this background look cool, not oxide this time, just lots of watercolour, water, drying and adding and adding shimmer to the water for a bit of sparkle. Stamped and white embossed, stamping the flower bunch first, then masking and adding the bowl. I have coloured with pencils again but my colouring didn't go as well, my dark blue not blending as well.

In the photo I can see where I need to go back and clean the blue off the embossing so at least I can fix it before I send it. I finished it off by trimming down and adding a layer of white glitter paper under it and the 'It's the little things' sentiment from Penny Black Stamps.


This card is for my daughter-in-law who is having a baby shower this weekend. I don't have to worry about anyone seeing this or the cards below as they love my cards but they don't checkout the blog.
I decided to use my Stamping Bella stamp as she doesn't get used enough and really is pretty, just like Rachael. I have dressed her in Rachael's favourite colour and done her hair in similar tones. She even looks as trim as this little sweetie.

Did the close up so you could see the glitter here and there, I used some glitter gel pens but its not very obvious here. I also found when I started to colour that I may have stamped  onto the wrong cardstock as the ink did like to move beyond the lines.

I have heat embossed the black ink for this image as well. That purple spread in a couple of spots especially up at the bust line, I was able to remove some of the colour but then found what was left was feathering. I came in with the light blue and outlined and was able to pull more of that mauve out so its not so obvious. 

Reminder to self: check you have grabbed the right card stock before using Copics. I do pre-cut a pile of sheets and write a small 'c' in the corner in pencil so I know but I had stamped and embossed this image a while ago before I started this habit.



Anyway after that long blurb, it looks ok and I'm happy with how it looks so I trimmed down slightly so I could use some blue glitter washi each side. and then stamped the sentiment. I also found out that I have very little in the way of baby sentiments and need to fix this dilemma.


What you see here is one of the things I decided to do. I made a set (a big big set) of Thank you cards that they can use for the baby shower thank you or when the baby is born. I finally used up a paper pad I bought who knows how many years ago but it was full of boy papers so here they are.


I cut all the cards 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" as I had envelopes that fit that size. I then used this sweet rectangle lace edge die to cut all the pieces of pattern paper.

Had lots and lots of little dots scattered all over the lounge room floor. Added this to the card with a low foam tape then added the 'thanks' and 'thank you' die cuts and all the little die cut shapes to the front of the cards.

These baby die cuts I got from a really good 'box full of goodies' purchase. They are so cute.
But of course I was feeling a little left out with no colouring so I decided to add a little coloured character inside each card.

I used lots of different sets and just love how they turned out, elegant on the outside and a little cutie on the inside.


Off to the Dollar Shop to get s nice box to put them all in and a big silver bow for the top. All ready to go for Saturday. Which is very rare for me, usually I am still colouring and cutting up to 5 minutes before I leave the house but there you go. I can be organised sometimes.




Challenges:

Its the little things card.





It's the little things card




Babies are all our dreams.......





Its the little things card




Babies are all our dreams......Baby Shower




Babies are all our dreams.....
Both the stamped image and the sentiment
 are quite a few years old.




Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope to see you again soon. 









20 comments:

Aileen said...

we can but hope this is fixed one day.

lostinpaper said...

Congrats Grandma! Love the idea of the Thank You cards, such a perfect personal gift!

Darlene said...

OH WOW your cards are all just lovely but I really love the floral card your have created for our challenge ... GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Diane said...

All are lovely, lovely cards!! The floral card is stunning!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Karren said...

What a feast of gorgeousness!

Viv's Visuals said...

Wow Aileen! You have been busy!!
Love the gorgeous colours on the flower card.... and I have the 'baby bump' stamp and never used it so must do it now!
And the Thank you cards will fly off the shelves! x

Joyce said...

Wow, this is a post chock full of inspiration. As usual, your coloring is swoonworthy.

Tinstar said...

Fabulous colouring on that pregnant mama. Love your floral card too. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Helen said...

Wow! You have certainly been busy, Aileen! All your cards are just beautiful. I love the expectant Mummy! Your colouring is gorgeous and I'm sure your daughter-in-law will love them all. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! Thanks so much for joining us at our Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Debbie Mageed said...

Your gorgeous watercolor card is wonderful! I really love how you made the background and sure wish I could hold it to see all of the wonderful color and sparkle. Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my friend, you really outdid yourself here, not only this card for your daughter in law is beautiful, but the set of Thank You notecards is amazing as well.
What a sweet and generous gift that I'm sure this mom to be will appreciate and love.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful cards with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come and play again next time.
Hugs.
Maria.

LeAnne said...

Wow, you've been a busy stamper! All the cards are wonderful...what a gorgeous floral, and your thank you card are sure to be appreciated greatly! Just lovely! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Ruth said...

Hahah! Not last minute Aileen then?? You have done such a gorgeous job on those florals, and I know I can get obsessed with some stamps, it makes me wonder why I buy other sets!! And many congratulations on the impending addition to the family. The card is fabulous and your pleats are amazing. Hope all goes well. xx

BożenA said...

Oh, it's so good to hear that your family will soon expand. A child in the family is a true blessing from God :-) Looking at the card for my daughter-in-law I am sure that you love her as your own daughter, it is very beautiful and moving! I love all of your new cards created for the birth of your child. And your first card just made me not take my eyes off her. Great colors, beautifully painted flowers and I love how you took the colors from the vase, and it makes it become transparent like a crystal. A real masterpiece.
Hugs,
BożenA

Greta said...

How wonderful to make all those thank you cards for her! The shower card is so sweet & your coloring is gorgeous--wrong paper or not! Can see why you love The Ton floral--gorgeous, elegant card, Aileen!

Kath Ricks said...

Your shower card is so vibrant! Thank You for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Kim Hamilton said...

All gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful!

Dandi93 said...

You have been very busy.... Congrats on the new bundle of joy. Love the flowers in the vase... fabulous job with your watercolors

Bobby said...

You just keep on using the bowl of flowers stamp, Aileen. It's gorgeous! The shower card is darling but I can't believe you made all those thank yous. I'm sure they will be appreciated.