Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bundle of Joy.....

Hello everyone: I've been absent for a short while from posting, I think it's all of the Holiday preparations, shopping and wrapping gifts plus, my usual grandma taxi service, the cold weather and gray days don't help my MOJO at all so, I'm hoping that, after the Holiday rush and a brand new year, things will again feel normal.
Today I have a sweet little card for no one in particular, but the "Less is More" challenge had a great idea to break a little bit the Holiday theme.  Their theme is ''CHILDREN" and that is why I made this card.

This sweet image is a digi I bought a long time ago, I've forgotten where, but at the time my printer was working ok so I printed several of this images on Vellum so I could have them at hand for who ever is having a baby. You can color the little hat any color, I colored it blue with my Prismacolor Pencils, the tiny baby was given a bit of color with chalks, I tried on a scrap piece of vellum to color it with markers and pencils but the lines were to harsh so then, I remembered I had a box of chalks I bought a long time ago, never use them really but they were perfect to color this image. Using a Q-tip, I rubbed the color in circular motion all over, applying a bit more on the shadow parts and edges, I was very careful with this sweetie's cheeks 😉, I hope you can see the blush on his little face.  The embossed frame is from SU and it's called "Filigree Frame" (retired), the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Baby Love".
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "Hello Baby".

I will link this card to:
"Less is More" Challenge #307 and #308, Theme "CHILDREN"
Challenge up your Life Challenge #56 "Vellum"
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #312 "Cute or Anything goes Christmas"
I'm taking a chance with this card, I hope you guys think it's cute enough.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

New Year Baby! He's precious! I'm surprised to hear the printer ink took to your vellum so well without smudging great to know! He's precious as all babies are! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Maria!

Sarah Gray said...

Such a gorgeous image and your idea of colouring with chalks has added such a soft, lifelike bloom. Love the pops of blue and embossed frame too, Maria! Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More and best wishes for a very merry Christmas :)

Kathyk said...

Such a pretty card for a special occasion, love that you matched the inside too - thanks for sharing the pix


Esther said...

So pretty! What a cute digi, beautiful and delicate colouring, and I love the embossed background <3 Fab card Maria! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Mary Fish said...

Stunning. The most perfect baby image and I love the simple use of blue on the hat!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful and a perfect take on our challenge. Love the embossed BG detail too which adds interest and texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More. Merry Christmas too. Sarah x

Susan said...

Wow just a terrific card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Neets B said...

Your combination of vellum, pencils and chalks are perfect for this image.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous colouring Maria - it looks almost like a photograph. The chalks are a fab way to achieve that look and the pop of blue is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More xx

sidan said...

A soft image. Looks pretty.
sidan (GD Challenge Up Your Life)

Manuela said...

Wow, what a great card! I like the softness of it! Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life! Manuela