Good Morning Paper Crafters! I bet you are wondering who this little cutie patootie is?? It's my neice 21 years ago. What a sweet little face. So I needed a sweet little layout to go with it.
I wanted to use my "Baby Clothesline" set by Pink Persimmon, so I headed out to Archivers in search of the perfect patterened paper to create my layout with. As soon as I seen this patterned paper I grabbed it. I knew it would make a great shabby layout. It's part of the My Mind's Eye "Blush" line. It came in a 6x6 paper pad as well so I grabbed one, knowing the small patterns would be perfect for paper peicing the little clothes. This set comes with the cutest little clothes pins so that you can create a little clothesline, adorable boy and girl clothes, and some cute little toys as well. LOVE it!
I wanted to use my "Small Banner" set with the "Small Carnival Alpha" set though, so I opted to layout the clothes randomly. The Small Banner set comes with 6 different little patterns that you can choose to stamp your banner in. You stamp the inside first, then the outside in black. Then stamp your letters on each banner. I colored the inside of the letters with a Copic marker R85.
I paper peiced the dress and bloomers. I stamped the sweater, booties, and bunny on pink cardstock and then added shawdowing with my Copic Markers. I used RV0000 with R85, tip to tip. R85 would have been to dark to apply directly to paper. I created a great shading by picking up a little R85 on the tip of my RV0000 markers. I shaded the birds with N00.
It's hard to see in the photo, but I added glitter to the stripes in the dress, around the edges of the banners, over the birds, and over the swirly.
I wanted to create a shabby mat so I layered 3 peices of pink. I distressed the edges of layer one using a distressing tool. I used my deckled scissors on layer 2. I inked all the edges with Pearlescent Chocolate ink.
To help create an interesting border along the side of the mat, I layered eyelet lace with white party streamer that I had gathered into a ruffle. I needed more white on the layout so the clothes would show up, so I added some wide lace.
I hope you are inspired to create a sweet little baby boy or girl layout of your own!
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You can view all of BABY themed projects HERE.
Stamps : Baby Clothesline, Small Banner and Small Carnival Alpha sets by Pink Persimmon
Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye "Blush" line
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, and Momento Onyx Black
Glitter : Stampendous
Small Roses : $1 aisle at Micheals SCORE!!
Wide Lace in background : I just bought it at Hobby Lobby
White party streamer, buttons, small eyelet lace, and chipboard : my stash
Distressing tool : My favorite is by Making Memories. But I also use the one by Tim Holtz.