Time is just flying….at least for me….seriously, where did May go??? Not that I mind seeing the end of May coming, as it is the hardest month of the year for me, with my Mom passing on Mother’s Day some years ago 🙁 And, as a friend of mine said (lovingly), “It’s hard being a momma suck without a momma” – yep.
This can include any joyous occasion….birthday, Christmas, graduation, baby, new job, wedding, anniversary……you get the hint 🙂 Time to spread the joy!!
I made a New Baby Congratulations card for my inspiration piece. The image that I used is from a coloring book Fishtank Fantasies that features some of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff’s work. It is published by Ellen Million Graphics, and can be found here. I was honored to receive this book…and others….when they were available in PDF format, as an anonymous gift from a special Secret Santa, thank you thank you thank you!!! This image can also be found, without the background, as a set, HERE at the Aurora Wings Etsy store, and HERE at the Aurora Wings.com store.
As some of you know, I tend to print my images on the small side, but I’m too cheap to waste good paper and throw it out!!! Well, I really outdid myself when I printed this beauty out!! I took a picture with a Copic Sketch marker as a reference:
When I realized her head was smaller than the end of a Copic marker, I almost reprinted the image….but I gave it my best shot and was thrilled with the amount of detail that I managed in the image 🙂 I added some highlights and accents with white gel pen, and some MS glitter pens. I sponged on some Distress Oxide Ink between the swirly waves in the background.
I used some golden yellow CS to cut out some “bubbles”, and a die…. from …. I think it’s a Spellbinders set ….. to cut a pretty white rectangle to use as a layer. I added some white Liquid Pearl accents, and a sentiment cut with a Tattered Lace die. So happy with how this finally turned out 🙂
I’d like to enter the following challenges with this:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #25 ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #05 ATG
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – May ATG
Dreaming of Scrap – #55 Anything Sweetness (how much sweeter is a baby?)
Papercraft Business – #6 ATG with optional Mother’s Day (this is the closest I get to a Mother’s Day card now)