Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bitty Baby Blessings Mojo Monday #125

Good snowy morning from Northern Virginia! Yes, we have more snow falling today, but it's stopping by this afternoon. I feel for the evergreen trees having to hold so much snow and then breaking because of the weight on branches. I once bragged to family and friends in Texas that it's wonderful living in this part of the country because the winters are mild compared to the Panhandle of Texas; guess I'll have to make a retraction...ha ha! Seriously this is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the annual four seasons.

Now on to the sketch: This one seemed a little daunting for me because I don't seem to work well with sketch challenges. I love using Papertrey Ink's Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set (see post below for another image); it's so precious. Fortunately there are new babies in the family and a friend has requested a baby card to give, so I made another one last night. This time the elephant image was stamped, paper pieced, and even has a dimensional-looking ear :-) The Scor-pal was used for the dry embossing effect and a white gel pen dotted the small scallop frame holding the stamped image. Paper piecing is fun and the image is perfect for doing it. The easiest way to adher the paper piece is using a Xyron machine (mine is the 2.5" one and does a great job for super small pieces.) The polka dot paper has been sitting in the stash bin for a couple of years, but works well for what I had in mind when using the sketch. If you use imagination, the image and ribbon actually look like a rattle (or so I think it does :-)

Thank you for taking time to stop and look today; I hope you have received some inspiration to use on a project.



Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Paper: Select White (PTI), turquoise (Bazzill), pink (SU!)

Accessories: Ribbon, white gel pen, scallop die (Spellbinders), Scor-Pal, minature half pearls (for inside sentiment) (

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