This creation is a follow up to my previous inspiration post which you can click through to here. This is 'part 2' of the gift I gave my sister and her hubby when their baby arrived. The first was of course, the 'new papa' card I shared with you recently and this time, I'd like to share the sweet baby diary I made for my sister, to record all her 'baby days' notes in. If you are a mama, you might recall the 'haze' that accompanies the baby days and how forgetful we become! So this wee diary is a great way to record and remember all those important little details... what the midwife said when she visited, which side you fed from last, that first sweet milky smile.
This image is a beautiful one called Little Angel Mother from our fabulously talented digital designer Crissy Armstrong. I coloured mum and bub with my copics, which did you know you can now buy here at Whimsy Stamps?! Love that!! I used a beautiful digital paper designed by Denise Lynn called Vintage Pink. It's so pretty and is another in the same set that I used on my previous post. I stamped a sweet sentiment directly on the pretty paper and edged the paper with distress ink before adding it to the notebook. LOVE these beautiful papers.
The sentiment that I used is a sweet one from my stash, that I felt was perfect to pair with this lovely image. I so felt this way when my babies were born and I think it's such a sweet sentiment for a newborn creation. I stamped it on the paper after I'd added it to the notebook as I wanted to work out the rest of the design before adding it. In retrospect, I should have done it first, as the diary was a little large for my Tim Holtz stamping platform to take and required quite some maneuvering! It's not perfectly stamped as a second stamping wasn't possible after it slipped in the platform. Note to self, there are limitations to these amazing devices! Hehe.
To finish the design, I used some pretty hessian wrap, a tag die behind the image and some cheesecloth for softness. A simple seam binding ribbon to top off the tag, some little ditsy flowers and the sweetest lil' rocking horse layered on kraft coloured foam finished this design. That sweet rocking horse is an older Whimsy Stamps die and was just perfect to finish this creation. It's no longer available, but there are so many gorgeous dies in the Shapeology range. Timeless designs, means maximum use from your stash! I LOVE my Whimsy dies.
Here are the two creations together. They were very well received by my sister and brother in law. He was especially chuffed with 'his' card and my sis' has half filled her journal already! These images are just perfect for those 'new baby' creations. So look no further than our Digital Designs Library if you need that 'special' image. Whimsy has got it all. Thanks for stopping in to visit today. I'll be back again next week with another Digital Design Divas inspiration post. Until then I hope you'll come and join us in our Whimsy Stamps Challenge. Anything Goes as long as you use a Whimsy Stamps image. Hugs to you all and happy crafting xoxo
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