Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baby Shower

We have a few babies joining the family this year so here's a card I made for a baby shower the girls and I are attending Sunday. My girls just love a party and anything and everything to do with babies. Of course, I will be inundated with all the usual baby questions on the 2 and half hour drive to Mississauga. My daughters have already each asked those very special questions every mother dreams about and can't wait to answer - LOL! At four-and-a-half, my eldest asked, How did I get out of your tummy? And when I finally came up with a good enough answer to that one, a year later my second asked, How did I get in there? Well, this was the one question I was not prepared to discuss or answer for a 5 yr-old - oh my!

Pictures didn't turn out so great today because I'm in a rush. This is the first attempt at shading the background of my Stamping Bella image with a dauber and ink. Can you believe this was my 5th try - good thing I stamped out 7 images. I started with blue distressed ink but my girls quickly said NO. Then the shading was too dark or blotchy....etc. So I tried my Certainly Celery SU ink pads, which matches the cardstock and DP perfectly, and I think it turned out pretty good. I definitely need to practice this technique more. I know a lot of you have the Copic airbrush system but I'm hoping not to NEED - lol - to buy it so I'm doing it the old-fashioned way.

Here's a peek at the inside. Again not a great pic because it looks nicer in the real light. Next time I promise to post a longer message with more details and a list Copic colours used but I've got to get packing for the trip right now as my little angels are waking up.

Enjoy your weekend,


Kellylouj said...

Fabulous card love everythin about it!!

craftyb said...

Hi Maria, so nice to see you back with a such a pretty creation!! Your card is so fresh and bright...sure to delight the mom-to-be!!

Love your colouring....your background looks well...i've spoiled a few images myself lately trying to get the background right...but after all the colouring I did on the main images, I wasn't for chucking them!! lol Like you say, I need a bit more practice!!

Have a fabulous party girlies...I wonder which probing question you'll be hit with this time Maria?!...thanks for sharing those funnies!! bx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is so cute Maria and I love the sweet image, You did a great job with the background.

Hope you are well and the girls are enjoying their summer holiday. Mine finish school for Summer on Tuesday.

Take care, Big Hugs, Nikki x