TMS #162: Welcome Sweet Baby Boy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hi Friends, and Happy Tuesday! Ready for another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge? Melissa's sketch is a great one--classy, and lots of room for your own spin. And, we've got Doodle Pantry as our fab sponsor! They have so many images to choose from--everything from cute to elegant. Just wait till you see the sweet image I used for today's creation! :)



I'm still in need of another nursery wall hanging for one of the babies getting ready to join the family.
As you can see, I followed the basic sketch, then added a few embellishments. :) For the tilted panel, I used some scrap corrugated cardboard, painted it with blue and white acrylic paint and distressed the edges. The sentiment was embossed with gold glitter ep and I edged the die cut with a gold calligraphy pen. The entire piece is mounted on a piece of chipboard that I covered on one side with a solid cs and on the other with dp (I'll show you that in a sec.) I used a Ric Rac die for the bottom edge and added small eyelets into each point, so I could add hanging stars.

The super cute Doodle Pantry image is one that is pre-colored, and the plaid background is a digi paper that actually comes with the image. The digi paper was originally pink, but this is for a boy, so I edited the color in my photo program to make it mostly blue. I used the .png digi stamp so I could layer it on the bg digi paper for a nighttime look. I love how that worked out. Stickles on the stars gave it a little sparkle.

I used a Papertrey Ink star die to cut the star, covered it with Stickles, and hot glued buttons to it for my corner embellishment.

Here's a good look at the layers. I think one of the reasons I enjoy making wall hangings so much, is that I can layer them up all I want. I don't have to worry about having to fit it into an envelope!

I glued two pieces of a beautiful yellow digi paper together and die cut six stars. Because I had so many stars to glitterize, I used Mod Podge and glitter to make my own glitter glue for these and covered both sides. They were very lightweight, so I added clear mini round gems to the center of each one, on both sides. Then, I added jump rings in various places on the stars to give them a more random look. I used some nylon beading thread to hang them from the eyelets, and placed three beads on each thread, for aesthetics, and also for a little more weight. It took me quite a while to figure out what to do about the knots and tails that were left after tying off all the stars. I could have just glued buttons over the holes, but this is going to hang on a wall and I wanted it as flat as possible on the back. Then, I remembered that I had just recently purchased button dies from PTI, and my problem was solved--flat buttons! I glued the cs buttons over the eyelet holes on the back before trimming the thread, to help insure that the thread would stay put, then used a craft knife to trim the excess thread.


Here's a look at the entire back of the wall hanging, which will also serve as my card at the baby shower. I typed the sentiment up in Word, printed it on a transparency and rubbed it onto the cs. The Congratulations sentiment is a Flourishes stamp. And, see that cute plaid dp I used for the bg? It's the same dp that I used on the front as the bg for the ant image. This time I just printed it so that the design is larger.

So, see, you can do all kinds of embellishing with this week's TMS sketch, or you can leave it as is--either way, it's up to you! I hope you'll join us this week. And, be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations, as well as our newest Guest Designer, Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain. You are in for a real treat with this line up! 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty week!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

~Hugs,
 
Stamps: Crescent Moon Ants digi stamp (Doodle Pantry); Making a Statement (Verve); Wedded Bliss (Flourishes)
Paper: Crescent Moon Ants digi paper (Doodle Pantry); The Green Stack, Old World Stack (DCWV); Floriade digi paper (Two Peas in a Bucket)
Ink: Distress Ink
Dies: Classic Rectangles Sm, Fleur de Lis Rectangle; Ric Rac Edgeabilities, Labels Twenty-Five (Spellbinders); Buttoned Up #1, Seeing Stars (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Dots, Circles & Stars embossing folder (Sizzix); Zing embossing powder; lace; ribbon; acrylic paint; gold calligraphy pen; nylon beading thread; Mod Podge; corrugated cardboard; chipboard; mini round gems; beads; eyelets; buttons; sewing thread; twine (The Twinery); glitter; Stickles
Size: 5.72" x 5"
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25 comments :

Debbie said...

This is really sweet, Cheryl! All your layers and embellies are wonderful!!

Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love the hanging stars! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simone Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful baby wall hanging, Cheryl! Love all the layers and details! The hanging stars are so cute! Great design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! This is fantastic and what a clever idea! I seriously need to case this. What a thoughtful gift and beautifully crafted. those ants are totally cute!!!

Bernie said...

Oh Cheryl this is stunning. Couldn't be cuter. LOVE those cute hanging stars!
Hugs
Bernie

Laura said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I can just see how much love was put into making this! What a wonderful gift that I'm sure will be treasured!

Theresa said...

Okay, I want one! This is absolutely adorable. I totally love all the wonder elements. I think I could stare at this forever and still see something new. Just beautiful!!

Simone said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

Shelby said...

This is just as sweet as can be! Love love love how you've done the stars and the purples and blues together with a little pop of yellow is spot on great.

Shelby

Joy said...

So adorable and sweet, love this baby card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Ellen said...

WOWZERS! This wall hanging is amazing! What a sweet gift idea and just so adorable. I will have to remember this and CASE it next time I need a baby gift! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Challenge!

Pat (mspfd) said...

WOW, this is spectacular. Thanks so much for joining us for this month's Doodle Pantry Digi Challenge!

Glittered Paws said...

How adorable - and very creative - love all the embellishments and techniques you used. Thanks for sharing with us here at Doodle pantry Challenge.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous wall hanging,how creative of you and I just adore it! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#27!

Angela said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I am amazed at all the fun details...the recipient will love this for sure!

Melissa Craig said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging! I love the stars and I love your spin on the sketch. It's fantastic - what a lucky baby.

Donna said...

Well done! I just love all your added embellishments. Those stars are perfect with the image! Thanks for joining us for the Doodle Pantry challenge.

Dawn said...

OMG Cheryl! This is so fabulous! It is beautiful from every angle.

NanaConnie said...

Isn't this just the most adorable image? You really turned it into a marvelous baby card, Cheryl ! So glad you played along in the Doodle Pantry challenge this time around. Hope you enjoy your freebie.
NanaConnie DP DT

Shannon White said...

So Sweet Miss Cheryl!! 8-) Love your Darling Baby Wall Hanging! soo Adorable and love the Fun hanging stars and Super CUTE image too! I just know the lucky recipients are going to Adore this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Dawn Frost said...

Wow I love it, what a gorgeous wall hanging Cheryl! Thanks for joining us for DPDC#27!

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, this is amazing!! What an adorable wall hanging. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.

Linda

Conniecrafter said...

darling and very creative, love the hanging stars with the beads!

Cris said...

What a lovely project! It's just adorable! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

Plastic Card said...

What a wonderful project. So cute image with pretty coloring. I really appreciate your work.