Monday, 28 July 2008

Polka dot baby

Just a quick post to show you a baby card I made for my cousin & her husband in Scotland, who have just had a beautiful baby boy.
I went with a combination of celery (but of course!), so saffron & vanilla, using some polka dot paper from the so fresh Palette of Prints designer paper pack that was available back in May. I think these colours are great for either a boy or girl. The pram image is from 'Fun & Fast Notes', which has 8 stamps with cute outline images & greetings To add a bit more 'pretty' to the card, I added some vanilla scalloped edges, made using the corner rounder punch (guard removed) & some vanilla taffeta ribbon.

The pram is stamped on watercolour paper with Stayz-On ink (a must!) & water-coloured with Stampin' Write markers & my Aqua Painter™. This was one of my first attempts at water-colouring with markers, so don't look too closely. I think I need a lot more practice, but I still enjot doing it. I've coloured some more images with the same technique, but I haven't had time to turn them into cards you'll have to wait for some more.

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Card/Paper: Very Vanilla, certainly celery, so saffron, Prints paper – celery & so saffron, watercolour paper
Ink: Black Stayz-On, Soft Subtles® Stampin' Write® markers.
Accessories: very vanilla taffeta ribbon, dimensionals


Kellie Jupe said...

Hey love the card Di. The polka dot paper looks great; so simple yet effective. Nice outlining with the gray by the way.

Chrissie said...

Love the card Di... you are too hard on yourself... your watercolouring looks great!!

Karen said...

Di - this card is just so adorable!! How fantastic do those colours look IRL!!


PS - aint nothing wrong with that colouring either!! BEAUTIFUL!

Catherine said...

cute card and i think your coloring is great =)

Jean McKenzie said...

Di, I love this card and your watercolouring looks really good!! Love the colours you have used and how on earth do you tie your ribbon so neatly!!

Doris said...

Fabulous card, and your choice of colors is terrific!

Carol Dunstan said...

oh this is great, love your colouring and layering