Friday, March 01, 2013

It's a Girl!!


Hi everyone.  Today I made a card for my nephew and niece-in-law to celebrate the birth of their daughter Ava.  I love this sweet digi image from Pink Gem Designs.  I just googled baby digital images and when this one came up, I knew I had to have it.  But, it was a challenge to paper piece as the line drawing is very thin so there wasn't much wiggle room (those who paper piece regularly will know what I mean). I also had a tough time getting the stars and hearts to hang straight, as you can see ... looks like I had a few drinks before attaching them to the card :)  But sadly, no, it's just my lopsided-self.

I used the sketch from this week's challenge at Inkspirational - Sketch Challenge #9 (see below).  When I saw the sketch I knew it would work perfectly with this image.  Hope you like.

Here's the sketch:





Stamps:  Baby Girl Sleeping Teddy (Pink Gem Designs); Baby (Heidi Grace)
Paper:  White, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette Polka-dot DP, So Saffron Polka-dot DP (SU!); pink gingham (unknown)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper piercing tool, mat, Pale Pink and Pale Yellow twine (The Twinery), glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals



I paper pieced the sleeping teddy image and mounted it onto a square that I had sponged with Bashful Blue ink in a cloud pattern (hard to see in photo).  I popped up the teddy and also the square of clouds to give the card lots of dimension.


Here's a close-up of the sleeping teddy:



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My Hello Doily card was picked as one of the Top 5 for the CASE challenge at Inkspirational.  Thanks to Mynnette and her team for picking my card!!




18 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll what a gorgeous baby card and such a cute image.

Anne

Nonni said...

Really pretty!! I love the name "Ava", we have it in our language too but with two a's, "Aava". In Finnish it means the scenery when you look at open sea and only see water and water and water... That's aava. I think the name has good qualities, "aava" looks so peaceful and relaxing!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on that win, Loll! Still lovin that card! Love this one too! What a delightful baby card!

Carole said...

You are a winner! Top of the line. Sop sweet.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions, it worked. I acknowledged you on my blog.
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Sillyfilly said...

Loll this is so sweet. Just adorable.

Amy V. said...

What a precious image and sweet card! Your paper piecing looks fantastic to me!

ursula Uphof said...

Such a sweet card, love the paper piecing, Congratulations on you win with your gorgeous card. Have a great weekend. Ursula xx

Karen B said...

How cute is this Loll........fantastic paper piecing. Just love it - congratulations to your nephew and n-i-l on the safe arrival of baby Ava.

Karen x

karen m said...

Awwww this card is so sweet! I love that cute bear and I think your little dangles look adorable:) I hope you have a great weekend - hugs xx

sandie said...

you deserve your top 5 last week-your card was fabulous! Wow there is so much work in this and fabulous paper piercing. And I love the hanging hearts, I don't think it would have looked so cute if they were all hanging perfectly! Great to seeing you joining us again at Inkspirational and good luck!

Lisbeth K said...

Congratulation on last weeks Top 5, well deserved :) And this pretty, sleeping, supercute teddy... WOW! A wonderful newborn-card, with beautiful colors and pretty details :) Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week :)

Mynnette said...

This is just oh so sweet, Loll! I adore your little image and the images hanging off the cloud! Thanks for joining us at Inks! :)

Ellen said...

Awww Loll this is the sweetest card! That image is just so adorable and the little hearts and stars hanging below are just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Annette said...

Beautiful card . The baby bear is amazing ..
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week .
Annette xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Loll - this is so adorable!! I love the hanging images from the cloud - so wonderful. Must CASE this one for sure :o) Hugs D

Donna Nuce said...

Loll your baby card is so precious! I love that little bear! Nice take on the Inkspirational sketch!

Anonymous said...

so adorable Loll! Love your bear paper piecing and card creating! So charming! Love it!

Ruth M said...

Absolutely adorable baby girl card Loll, love the paper piercing and dimension - the dangly hearts and stars are such a sweet touch too!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x