Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wee Blossom

I have a sweet card to share with you today, that I made up when my cousin and his wife had their first baby. She's the sweetest wee blossom with a real shock of dark hair, little button nose and the sweetest wee face. Not all babies are gorgeous when they're newborn let's be honest, but this wee poppet is delish. So it was fitting to find an equally delish baby stamp to celebrate her arrival. I think I nailed it with this utterly gorgeous new baby stamp from 'Wee Stamps', how appropriate! I teamed up this lil' darlin', with some divine papers I've had in my stash for quite some time now. The papers are from the collection called Nanna's Nursery and is from DCWV. The two papers I used are from the Baby Girl collection. 




I was really happy with my colouring on this card, all except for the face, which ended up with a mottled look. I think I oversaturated the paper with colour and then I just couldn't get it to even out. But I was so pleased with the rest of it, I just went with it. So don't look too closely! Okay, just a little peak...

A Wee Closeup (pardon the pun!)
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I added a touch of liquid embossing with Glossy Accents to the pram wheels, the birds beak, lil' horse's wheels and the bubba's comforter, to just bring a bit of dimension and texture. I also added a touch of Stickles Distress Glitter to the frilly edge on the pram for texture and added interest.

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The sentiment I used was from the DCWV paper pack. I just love these words, as it rings true for most new parents! I certainly felt this when both my 'miracle babies' were born.

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Finally, the 'Arty Shot' with the card standing up.

The lovely lace is of course Wild Orchid Crafts. The glass flower is from my lovely sister in the US and comes from a Martha Stewart set which I believe she bought at Michaels in San Diego. The flat-back pearls are from MeiFlower. I have quite a lovely selection of their gems, which I bought at the last Ally Pally Craft fair I attended before leaving London. I'm so going to miss those fairs!

As usual, my style today is a cross somewhere between the CAS style and the more embellished shabby chic styles I so love from other crafters. I do so want to try to be more daring with my cards. I love all the frantage and gesso and distress ink. But I just don't have the mojo! So I'm going to try and be a little more adventurous soon, but for now, this is my style - sweet, clean and simple.

Well that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed having a look at this 'Wee' cutie and I'll see you again soon with another card. Have a great day and pop in again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenge: V for Very Cute
Allsorts Challenge: #224 ~ Baby, Baby
Cute Card Thursday: #286 ~ It's Hip to be Square
Crafts-Too Challenge You: #3 ~ Texture with a Twist
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge: #70 ~ 1-2-3 Challenge
Through The Craftroom Door: Sep 17-23 ~ Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers: #216 ~ Embossing (Liquid Embossing)
Southern Girls Challenge: The Warm Fuzzies (Snuggling a newborn always gives me the warm fuzzies! Plus check out Sylvia's sweet birdy, that's a warm fuzzy right there.) :) :)

16 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute! Love the image and the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Laura Love said...

This is adorable and I am sure that your cousin loved it! You did a beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you will play again soon :)

Sue said...

Awwww definitely one of my favourite baby images. Your colouring is wonderful and I love the papers and beautiful sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable card.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Hello again Wendy, just popping back to say Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
hugs Sue xx

Wendy L said...

So sweet, lovely image, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

Elise said...

Awwww Wendy! This is so sweet and BEAUTIFUL! I bet your cousin and his wife truly LOVED this! :)

Big Hugs,
Elise

Dangina Martinez said...

So happy that you could join in the fun with all of us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! Your card is so gorgeous and so is the coloring. I didn't see any flaws.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

coops said...

so gorgeous wendy.adorable sweet image and i love your pretty paper and colours :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a cute image! Lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Helene E said...

This is so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Ceal said...

Adorable baby card! Thanks for playing along with our 1,2,3, challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Penny Odell said...

That image is adorable! Love your design and how you colored your image. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

Lotta said...

So sweet card! Gorgeous with those light colors! Thanks for playing with us over at PFP this week. Hugs Lotta

ANDREA THOMAS said...

Hi Wendy,
What a cute card. I love your image & those papers are soooo sweet! Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us at C2CU this month.

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