Thursday, January 01, 2015

Welcome Baby



Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new year, and with that comes a new challenge from Mixed Media Card Challenges.  This month the challenge is ...





Seems fitting, right??!!  What better "new" to celebrate that the birth of a child??!! :)  I incorporated the optional element of tissue paper in the oval background.  I saw this done on my friend Mary's blog.  LOVED the look and thought it would be perfect for this. I followed Mary's instructions, adding a layer of gesso over my card stock, followed by a piece of tissue paper (which has been crumpled into a ball, and then open up and added on top, leaving some of the creases and texture).  Followed this by another layer of gesso.  For adding colour, I sponged on a bit of soft yellow and soft pink ink, but it looked too boring, so sprayed on top with a spray I made from the same soft pink ink, mixed with frost paint (to add shimmer) and lots of rubbing alcohol.  I know that rubbing alcohol is a bit stinky, so I made sure to have the window open a little.  It goes away fairly quickly.  I could use water, but find the rubbing alcohol dries quickly and works better for me.

I made the pram from a circle die-cut with a small wedge cut out, added some lace and satin ribbon trim, and thick wire for the legs and handle (using needle nose pliers to shape).  I added two little flower buttons for the wheels and a small banner sentiment. The background is a star stencil, coated with embossing paste and then covered with iridescent embossing powder, which was heat set once the paste was dry.

Had a lot of fun making this card! :)

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  There's lots of time to play ... the challenge is open until January 25th.  Click HERE to check out the challenge and to see the amazing creations from the rest of the talented Design Team.







Stamps:  Short and Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Blushing Bride (SU!)
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Star stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, embossing paste, "Ice" embossing powder (SU!), gesso, paint brush, spray mist, oval nestie and circle nestie (Spellbinders), lace, satin ribbon, thick wire, flower buttons


19 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am blown away by this card!!! The first thing I thought of when I saw the theme was Baby or Wedding and then I saw your card! I am definitely making a baby card for this challenge! Thank you for the inspiration!!! Happy New Year!

Julia Aston said...

What a clever design Loll! and such a sweet baby card - love the button wheels and your use of tissue on the background of the oval. Your stenciled stars give a nice little shimmer to the overall look!

Julie B said...

Such a clever design Loll, love the soft colours.
Thanks for your lovely words on my blog, you learn from me, more the other way around! I shall miss your input over at ATSM but I will keep popping over here to check out your fab designs. :) xx

Far North said...

Such a sweet card! Love the baby soft colors with the textured background. The buttons and stars are great embellishments.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely darling card, Loll! I love all the texture and your details are stunning! Thanks for inspiring me to try this technique, and for all of your sweet comments and encouragement while you were on the DT at ATSM! You know you're not getting rid of me, though...LOL!

Brenda said...

What an adorable card Loll! I love the tissue background on the oval, looks so soft, pretty and love the texture it adds. The baby buggy is so cute, love those flower button wheels!! I think your baby card fits the "new" challenge perfectly! Hugs, Brenda

Becky said...

What an adorable card Loll... So creative you are :). Have a Wonderful New Year.

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely love this card. How clever x

shirley-bee said...

This is so adorable, Loll! I love the tissue layer and the frosty stars, and the flower wheels are so cute! Happy new year!

Susan said...

Adorable card and so clever, the way you made the pram! Love the soft look to the tissue background!

Deepti said...

This is so soft and so pretty. I love the starry BG :)

Bonnie said...

What a clever way to do a baby carriage! Love the background and the soft pinks!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful baby card Loll. Love your baby buggy and how you creatively used the tissue paper to add more texture. TFS my friend.

Lisa Lara said...

This is such an elegant baby card Loll. I love your embossing paste bg.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Loll! I just love it when you break out the mixed media products! This is wonderful! I love the texture on your oval panel and the softly blended colours are fabulous! Your glittery stars are a brilliant back-drop!! Another stunner! until next time, hugs :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous baby card love the button wheels

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

That is one clever pram design, Loll! Love the starry background and soft, dreamy colors!

cm said...

Chiming in to add my oohs and ahhs to the others: adorable! New parents will love this deeply, as do I! Gorgeous!
~c

maria f. said...

Funny, I had thought of baby too until I saw the challenge graphic and then I got lost in the fireworks! So pretty and so much texture.