Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Welcome Little One - The Stampingbug Color Challenge
Hey everyone! How are you this fine Wednesday morning? I'm still scrambling to get everything ready for Tina's visit, but I haven't quite hit panic mode -- yet. That will come tomorrow. Lol. I always seem to get the most done when it's just before a deadline. I wonder why that is?
Anyway, I took a break last night to make a card for a friend who just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I saw this free digi from Pollycraft, he's called Cuthbert with Balloons, and thought he'd make a darling welcome baby image.
I started by coloring him with Copics. I used B31, B33, B25, and B27, G20, G21, and G24, and BG10, and BG13. R20 for his cheeks and ears. I chose these colors to coincide with a color challenge over at The Stampingbug blog. Instantly, when I saw them, I thought they'd be great for a baby boy card, which I just so happened to need at the moment. Perfect!
I cut Cuthbert out and backed him directly onto some cloud paper from American Crafts. Then I chose a sentiment from Studio G and stamped it next to him using my favorite -- Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan. I wanted to keep this card relatively flat, since it will be going in the mail, but it needed some dimention so I popped off the clouds onto a great plaid from Little Yellow Bicycle that I'd trimmed down for my card front. Rather than cut some grass from paper, I decided to try out this ruffle-and-staple technique with ribbon. I used the same Pure Color celedon grosgrain ribbon from my froggie card on Monday.
I adhered the finished piece to some chocolate colored Bazzill cardstock, then added a few buttons from my great-grandma's stash with embroidery thread and mini glue dots. I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?
Thank you all so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments mean so much to me, so thank you. Have a wonderful day!
To take part in The Stamping Bug challenge, go to: http://thestampingbug.blogspot.com