I do like the soft, gentle colours of this week's palette - light blue, light yellow and kraft. Now when I first saw these colours I thought of beaches, sand dunes, soft seas - that kind of thing. But, I couldn't come up with a design I liked. So I went back to the inspiration photos - courtesy of Martha Stewart - and looked at the clothes - the pale blue shorts made me think of clothes for a baby boy.
So my card was born!! A sweet baby card. I embossed some pale blue card with one of my Cuttlebug folders and matted that onto some light yellow pearl paper. I stamped a circle of hearts in kraft ink which I embossed with clear powder so that it would be easy to colour the image with Promarkers. I cut a mat layer in kraft card using my pinking circles. The little teddy was stamped directly onto the circle and again on another piece of card so that I could layer the image and give a little depth. I added a simple sentiment using kraft ink. It was only when I'd finished the card that I realised the teddy was just a little high up! So to fix that I added a sweet blue nappy pin!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - L'il Buddies; Docrafts - Forever Friends Baby (FFS9061016S)
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake; Versamark
Promarkers: Powder Blue, Pastel Yellow, Satin
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) die #5; Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) die #5
Accessoreis: Cuttlebug folder - Bloom Dots; Ribbon and pin from stash
You can see the depth - very subtle, but it's there - on the teddy in this picture - love that circle of hearts!!
Lin - Guest Designer for May
That's all from me for today. I plan on having a day out with my children - I think we're going out for a special lunch. I'll see you tomorrow - I should have a card or three to share :) Have a good day.