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,
Maria

3 comments:

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