First, in lieu of all the announcements of baby showers coming up - I've made my first baby shower present of 2010 - the first of many, lol. Its a wall hanging and shadow box frame (with a card to match, of course).
All 3 were done using the same Studio G kits I found years ago and recently resurrected from my stash. The colors are all the same in each kit, I just took the pics at different times during the day, so the shading makes them look different from each other. As predicted from my friend Sherry - I didn't stick to the recipe with the kit at all..lol... but it sure was fun painting the letters in Adirondack Baby Pink acrylic paint, then adding the papers, rub ons, embellishments and the dainty rose ribbon to the wall hanging letters (the blank tag on the second B is intentional ~ its for the baby's name), and then "pulling" double stitch ribbon and adding a corduroy pink brad to make the flower on the shadow box. The card was made of the scraps left over - just cut all the scraps to 1x1 squares and arrange to make a baby quilt background - then I randomly stamped the plainer pieces with heart stamps. The matted title is done using an emboss-resist and I wish I could photograph it better! I used clear superfine CTMH embossing powder on pink paper and then sponged on some chocolate ink on the pink paper to distress it and make the embossing "appear" I love how it turned out!
I'm working on another post as we speak - Close to My Heart has a FABULOUS surprise in store for us for March that's going to knock your socks off ! So stay tuned for more info on that ~~ and if you happen to like my ramblings follow my blog on FaceBook, or through Blogger to visit me again :)
Until we meet again,