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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Teddy Girl


It's time for another challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and this week (Challenge #86) the theme is "Teddies."  This challenge will run from 8:00 AM June 29, to 6:00 PM July 5, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs. So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you? We'd love to see you!

My project today is a gift bag for a baby.  I've never done a gift bag before so it took longer than expected, but it was fun working with large sizes of everything and I look forward to making more of them!

The stamp is Baby Girl Teddy (available here) and she was so much fun with which to work.

I colored her using Copics and gave her fur some texture using Colorless Blender and a piece of terry cloth.  As I was coloring her booties I suddenly ran out of one of the pink colors and didn't have a refill - yikes!  Fortunately I had enough for both booties and the bow and decided to paper piece her jammies.

The pacificer ring is a jewelry jump ring, and the baby bottle is a button that my daughter discovered in a jar of vintage buttons last week.  Lucky for me!

The trim on the baby's outfit is made with Puffies which I like much more than regular puff paint as you puff it with a heat tool as soon as you apply it - no dry time required.

I used the Silhouette Cameo for several elements - the large doily, corner flourish, words, and to cut the image out (yay, no fussy cutting!); however, I chose to attach the charms separately, as I wanted a little movement on this piece.  They are colored with Smooches and attached with metallic gold braided thread.

I painted the words with white Creative Inspirations shimmer paints and added a few rhinestones for stars.  I even had baby-theme tissue paper!

A pretty two-ribbon bow and a lace rosette flower finish things off.

I offered to give this to my daughter as her boss' wife is going to have a baby in a couple of weeks, but they're having a boy so it's back to the drawing board for me.  Anyone need a baby bag for a girl?

Thank you for joining me today and I do hope you'll head over to the Pink Gem Designs challenge!
Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stripes (base layer)
Color Throwdown #248
Crafty Ribbons #50 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon


Kristie Goulet said...

This is just darling! I love the little teddy bear image and all the little details, especially the puff paint (sounds amazing), the pacifier ring (seriously?!). So cool! Mwah!

Donna Ellis said...

Darling gift bag, Shea! I especially like that you did not go with traditional baby colors - the color choices, instead, are bright, happy, and cheery! Love all the details on your bag :-) xo

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card Shea,
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Broni said...

Such a sweet little one card! Love the dangling charms!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown challenge this week!