Tuesday, 24 May 2011

EAC No. 143 - A Special Day for a Mum to be

Happy Tuesday crafting buddies,
I hope you are all ready to join in with the excellent sketch we have for you today over at
Everybody Art Challenge.
Sketch von Alex
Over the past week I have been working on a special gift book card for a member of my team at work who will be going on maternity leave at the end of this week.
Here is the front of the card using the sketch.
Here is a side view of the layers and what is supposed to be pages of a book
Partially open

Finally, the gift inside where two sleep suits can be found. The mother to be doesn't know whether its a boy or girl hence the rainbow of colours.
There is so much going on, on the front of the card I've kept the inside embellishment free to give plenty of space for a personal sentiment.

Materials used:
Base - Lemon Bazzill card
Papers - Freebie from Papercraft Essentials Magazine - Sweet Wishes paper
I have distressed inked and sewn around the edge of the papers and used faux stitching around the circle
Punch and Dies- Martha Stewart daisy punch and leaf punch, Nellie Snellen multi frame
Image - Teddy Bea no.84 (new digital stamp)
Medium - Copics and Prisma Pencils
(my desk is so messy I can't find the paper where I recorded the pen colours)
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley & computer generated for Mum to be
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, Prima flowers, roses, hat pins, beads, swirl gems
Finishing touches - Platinum Stickles glue, Tim Holtz antique linen and walnut distress ink.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Babies + animal
Emerald Faeries - Anything goes
(new monthly challenge blog with cute digital images to be had)

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.



heidy said...

Oh Jenny,this is gorgeous,she will love this!!
Hugs Heidy

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jenny, stunning work.

Kylie said...

Ohhhh - WOW - this is amazing! You've done an awesome job :)
Thanks so much for sharing at TFWC this month!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

WoW wow Jenny this is so beautiful !!!! I love it !!
big hugs

Kathy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jenny!!! YOur coloration of this sweet image is fabulous and all your details are stunning!! Such a beautiful card!

Jo said...

Jenny, this is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, I hope the lucky lady appreciates how much work you have put into this. You are just so talented. Take care and hope to see you soon. Hugs Jo x

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh, what a gorgeous card- just so beautiful to look at Hun. Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month. DT Call next month for the Emerald Faeries xox

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Gayle Cook said...

Jenny this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I haven't seen this Teddy Bea coloured yet so a double delight!!

Thank you so much for making my little bear look SO adorable..x

Can I show it off on our blog soon?!?!

Teddy Bo & Co x

Gayle Cook said...

OMG...it's a box...with things inside!!!lol (I really need to stop leaving my glasses on the top of my head!!!!) WOWZER!!!!

Gayle x

Colette said...

Jenny, your gift box is just stunning!!!, the image is coloured so beautifully too. My daughter is expecting her second baby in a couple of months I think one of these may be on my list of things to do. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Colette xx

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous Jenny! Really beautiful, and really inspiring. K :-)

Viv said...

OMG this is adorable! Love this Teddy Bea image and your colouring is fab!!!!
Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie garden! Viv :)

Sue said...

Jenny, what a beautiful gift! Your coloring is awesome and the Teddy Bea image is darling. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month. Nicely done.


vicmbee said...

gorgeous .. thanks for joining in the 1st Emerald Faerie challenge.

Lynne Armstrong said...

Absolutely STUNNING Jenny!! The lucky mum-to-be is going to LOVE this. These make beautiful little keepsake boxes and how perfect is this for those little baby bits :) Gorgeous gift!

Mr. V said...

this is so lovely, your friend is very lucky. She will cherish it, I'm sure.