Friday, June 18, 2021

In(k)spire Me 451 Welcome Baby

Happy Friday, peeps!  I spent a very frustrating afternoon yesterday dealing with new cell phone issues, and I didn't feel much like stamping, but I forced myself to sit down and do some watercoloring with the colors from In(k)spire Me to create a baby card: 

Although I found the sketch interesting, it didn't work with this "vintage" SU image I wanted to use:

This image is from Feathered Friends, from 2006!  I haven't used it in a long, long time, but I always loved this line-drawing artwork!  I stamped it in Stazon on watercolor paper and did some watercoloring....the designs are so small, I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job.  I rushed it instead of drying each color as I finished it, but hopefully the recipient won't mind too much!  I used Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Bumblebee, and my mystery color was Balmy Blue.  I mounted it on a scallop of Bumblebee, then on some retired Gingham. 

I diecut three buttons from the same watercolor paper and watercolored them as well, so they would be a paler shade and not overpower the design:

And for fun I ran some cotton perle thread through to make them look sewn!  Simple design, nothing fancy!  Thanks for visiting today!

My two great-nieces came over to play with Cassidy yesterday; I am afraid Cassidy has just outgrown her dolls, but I saved the dollhouse and accessories just for days like this.  She USED to play with them:

but she was content to let these two play with it outside in the fresh air yesterday!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Kampin' Karen said...

I think you did a lovely job with the watercoloring. I only see one little thing you might not like but I'm sure the recipient won't even notice. It's is just so cute. So are your great nieces. Have a blessed weekend.

Vickie said...

Darling card LeAnne…and little girls as well..

Vicki L Riester said...

Wow, I just pulled out this stamp last night to make a new baby card-yours is so cute-will have to CAS it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

This is the sweetest baby card, LeAnne! You know I love the gingham and the teeny clothes hanging on the line! Those buttons are adorable and the perfect finishing touch!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, I love your water coloring! and these darling baby clothes on the line really are adorable!
I love little girls who plays with dolls - so much imagination at play! - they are darling!

Lisa Elton said...

Gingham and a polka dot romper, what could be sweeter! Well, maybe those darling little girls!

Linda Callahan said...

Your baby card is as sweet as can be and so are those two little gals!