Friday, June 22, 2012

Babies in the air......

A couple of my friends are having babies at the moment.  This card is for a lovely lady in my teaching team at school, who is leaving at the end of this term to have her first baby. 

I've made the card much larger than usual (A5) as this is for all the staff to sign.  I've used Elebration, an Al a Carte stamp from the current SU! catalogue, but the image actually has a piece of cake with a single candle on it.  I used a small square punch to make my present and carefully cut my coloured image to insert the corner of the gift under Ele's foot.  I thought it looked more appropriate than the cake.  Love the Ele though!!!!

I've water coloured him with markers and aqua painters, and then gone over the ears and balloon with Champagne Shimmer Paint, using the aqua painter to paint it on.  I've actually cut the balloon out of So Saffron card stock, then painted on the shimmer paint, then used my crop-a-dile to make the spots with Bashful Blue card stock.  Then I've used Crystal Effects to  make the spots shine.  Hope you can see it.

Stamps: Elebration, For My Family
Card Stock: Watercolour paper, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black
Other: Champagne Shimmer Mist, Crystal Effects, Bakers Twine, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, DSP (retired).

Happy Stamping.......Manda xx

1 comment:

  1. Too cute Manda! Love it, and your watercolouring is perfect.

    Xx L