MFTWSC87 sketch for my layout, and the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC184 challenge to use purple and blue for my colors.
I never think of purple as a "boy color," but I added some greenish-brown elements to offset that, and then purple was the perfect accent color. A note on the purple digi paper: the paper is actually just shades of purple and white (beautiful as-is), but I needed some blue in it, so I added the blue in my photo editing software, then texturized it a bit so it wouldn't appear "flat," so you won't find this exact paper in the digi paper pack. Btw, that particular digi paper pack is one of my favs! You should check it out--it's a beautiful set.
The image is colored with Copic markers, the edges were inked with Distress Ink, and the teeny flowers in the image were colored with a white gel pen.
Hello Baby stamp set, especially because of the clothesline image, which is adorable, but those little booties are just too cute! They were the perfect embellie for the bow. I stamped them on some scrap digi paper I had leftover from an earlier project, and used a Copic marker to add a little shadow here and there. For the shoe buttons, I used Glossy Accents. To glue the shoes to the bow, I first glued a button to the back of the image, then glued the button to the top of the bow. That gave the image more strength, and also raised it up just enough to keep the bow from being squished down.
Here's a look at the layers. I didn't use any foam dots at all. Instead, I layer pieces of crimped lightweight cs, alternating the direction of the ridges to get the height I want (kind of like layering with corrugated cardboard). I have much more control over the height and also have a sturdier finished project because the entire layer is supported rather than a few spots, as with foam dots.
That's it for me for the weekend. Hope yours is fantastic, and that I'll see you back here again next week! Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
MFT Wednesday Stamp Club #87: WFTWSC87
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #184 (FTTC184): use purple and blue
ABC Challenges: W for Wishes
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #77: Child's Birthday (literally a "birth day" project)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #232: A Stitch in Time
The Poodles Parlour: Winged Things
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #154: Use punches, dies, or shapes of any kind
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge #50: Lots of Layers
Stamps: Hello Baby, Wedded Bliss (Flourishes)
Paper: Vintage Damask (Double Diva Design for Print Candee); Garden Party (Mye De Leon for Design House Digital); Be You (Juliana Kreipp for Design House Digital); Shine (Karen Funk for Design House Digital) corrugated cardboard; chipboard
Ink: Memento; Copics; Distress Ink; white gel pen
Dies: Labels Eighteen, Labels Three, Labels Small, Bird Flourishes, Floral Ovals (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Arch Lattice edge punch (Martha Stewart); organza ribbon; acrylic paint; Glossy Accents; button; eyelets; brads; sewing thread
Size: 6" x 5"