Feb 26, 2012

Baby's Breath

Fashionable Stamping Challenge ~ "Make It For A Child"
This fortnight we want to see some projects made with children in mind...from baby cards, to birthday cards to gifts maybe...your imagination is your playground here.

My inspiration this fortnight comes from 2 friends of mine...one 6 months pregnant and the other 7 months pregnant.
Seeing as how they can only have either a boy or a girl...then I figure one of them is sure to have a boy???
Well, that's my theory anyway :)))
I've used one of my favourite bling things to make..."a junk bow" that I learnt from Margie Romney-Aslett and added a rose and leaves into it this time...
and incorporated splashing paint (and all over my table too, more practice needed!!!) from Donna Downey.
Both of these things are just sooo much fun to do.

The background started out with a "cover-a-card" cloud stamp from Impression-Obsession.  Which I then added some gesso to around the edges, and coloured some of it with blue acrylic paint to make the edges more shabby. Using some of these shades I splashed paint and stencilled using bubble-wrap...and splashed some more paint (only because I was having such a good time).

The main image is sleeping baby ~ I Brake For Stamps
and angel wings ~ Stampers Anonymous
just masked and cut out and embossed with nestibilities using a cuttlebug...and inked...and glittered.
And I have used the "out of the box" technique.

And the hearts are made by sticking some jac paper to some white cardstock, punching out in a heart shape, peeling off the top layer and adding blue glitter.

And that's about it ~ remember to pop on over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and prepare to be amazed at some of the wonderful ideas the stampettes have come up with this fortnight...
Amazing!!!! And have a go at winning a voucher from Marina at Cottage Crafts.


I am entering this beautiful baby card in the following challenges  ~


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! What a sweet card. I love the wings you added and I have never seen a junke bow before! Bravo! Yvonne

P.S. Love the music!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot, the baby is so sweet and I love how you've used the wings so it looks like it's flying. Sue C x

Ephemera said...

How beautiful is this card Dot, what a stunning stamp, love your beautiful junke bow that is a new one to me. Have a great Sunday. xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, I love the way you've stamped the baby in the wings. That bow is fab, never heard of a junk bow before but i love it
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

This card is adorable, love the idea of the junk bow, it looks amazing.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a delightful card Dot. I love all your experiments with the paint and gesso and you have created a perfect backdrop for the gorgeous stamps you have chosen. I love it.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, that's a wonderful card and perfect for a little baby boy. Great use of all these elements.
Have a great Sunday.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Dot, and such soft colours for your 'inky' background. Love the junk bow, havent seen this before.
Avril xx

Maria said...

This is stunning Dot, I love the image and wings, and the background is fabulous. I've never seen a junk bow before, but yours is fab. I do love your creations as they are always so very unique.

Maria x

Fliss said...

This is so gorgeous Dot. Love the combination of the wings with the cute baby - an inspired idea! Your junk bow is stunning too.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Dot
Such a sweet card and a beautiful dreamy quality to it.

Sarah said...

Hi Dot, your card is just amazing! Gorgeous image, and love those wings!, the junk bow is brilliant too. Not heard of one of those before.

Love the blues as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design. Sarah

Terry said...

Dot, you have done it again! Love the touch of wings carrying the baby home to mama! The shimmery on the hearts and wings is beautiful! Now I just hope one of your friends does indeed have a boy!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful card Dot. I kept meaning to contact you to let you know I never did receive the card you were sending me back in December I think?! Thats the Royal Mail for you! x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Dot, I enlarged it on my screen and the details are just amazing. I've never heard of a junk bow, but I love it x

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

Cazro said...

A little stunner. Loving your card, I need to know more about the junk bow which looks terrific. I love your optimism as to the sex of your two friends babies. Me, I'd have to make a pink one just in case.hugs Caz

Ellie said...

Love your card for a baby!
xxx Ellie xxx

febe said...

Beautiful card on the background and image. Love the bow also.

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Lynn said...

Simply beautiful card! Love the image and the gorgeous colours too!
Thanks so much for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges :)
Lynn xx

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful sweetie :o)

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Super sweet! The wings holding the baby are wonderful. Love the idea of the 'junk bow' and I can see loads of possibilities with it.

Paper Creations Ink said...

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Mina said...

beautiful image Dot and a perfect soft gentle feeling card with it...gorgeous work...thanks for your congratulations it meant so much to me
Mina xxx

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

What a WONDERFUL baby boy card! So beautiful!
Have a great week-end, hugs Karin

Ali Manning said...

Sooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)