Thursday, June 21, 2012

For Wee Olivia


Welcome back to a Friday Free for All at Flourishes with another peek at this month's New Releases!  I had the perfect set-up this month.  As I mentioned in last week's 365 Photos, some friends of ours just had a baby girl.  She was five weeks early, but outside of a little jaundice, perfectly healthy, and beautiful.  She arrived right on time for her own Baby Shower last weekend, and I knew exactly what I would make her, a Name Frame from our new Letters in Blossom Set.  Lots of pictures today!

I also knew what her little room was decorated as, so I knew how to color it all up too....here's a vinyl wall decal that they're putting up in her room....


Isn't that a gorgeous robin's egg blue?  

And here's the name frame I made for her (you can click on photos to make them larger if you like).


I inked the letters of her name onto watercolor paper and then watercolored them with our new Letraset Aqua Markers.  I washed a soft blue/green background and then added the pretty little bird die-cut (SU) and embossed it with the Fireflies Embossing Folder.  The frame was a nice simple one from Ikea, I love the beaded accent.  


Just that embossing detail alone on the bird takes it up a notch don't you think?

One more close-up of the letters.  



I added the tealy ribbon as a simple accent and wrote her birth details in Multi-liner.  

Now here's the card I made to match for her using our adorable Hello Baby set.  


Copic Colored and paired up with MME's Fiddlesticks paper.  I think one of the greatest things about this hobby is that you can give such special personalized gifts to someone.  Her mama, and the whole baby shower thought it was wonderful.  That always makes me feel good :)


And here I am at the baby shower with this beautiful little girl.  It was delightful to hold her!  None of my kids were ever this small!  


Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team this Free for All Friday....and remember, TODAY is the last day you can purchase the June New Release Bundle at a Discount!

17 comments:

Denise Willerton said...

So so sweet Christine ~ I love the card that you created to go along with the fabulous name frame :-) wow!!!

Heide said...

What a beautiful baby gift! I am sure it will be cherished.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you did a fabulous job on that project, I bet she was just thrilled! And the card is just Beautiful too, just lovely!

Cindy Lawrence said...

What a gorgeous frame and card, Christine! LOVE the colors, and your shading is divine!

Marisa said...

Those letters are so beautifully coloured and great colour combo to use too. Fabulous matching card too :)

Amanda said...

Oooh! This is so Beautiful, Christine!! Those markers are hands down my next purchase! I love your idea of Olivia's name stamped out in a frame, and the card is fantastic!! Breath taking and gorgeous, Christine!! :)

~ Amanda :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful gift set christine, great coloring and design and beautiful made.

greetings karin

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awwww.... what a beautiful gift for a beautiful little girl!

Pattie J. said...

treasure from heaven, and beautiful gift to treasure. ..thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

Christine, this is the sweetest set. What a wonderful gift you gave this couple. You did just a spectacular job on the coloring as well. When I saw that tiny baby in your arms my heart melted. Our little grandson is due in several weeks (first grandbaby on both sides). We are all over the moon excited for his arrival. Thank you for sharing one of my favorite Flourish sets!

dpkennedy said...

Stunning Christine! What a gift to treasure! Your card is absolutely gorgeous too-fabulous coloring!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a gorgeous gift, Christine! Love the bright colors!

Karen McAlpine said...

Precious!!

flourishes said...

This will be just perfect for Olivia's room...just love. Your cards are perfect for this as well. Thanks for sharing,
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous gift Christine, I know she loved this. Beautiful work always.

E.T. said...

I love it! Both the card and the wall art. Gorgeous.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love the sweet baby card, I must get this stamp set.