Wednesday 23 June 2010

New Baby

I Love Promarkers – sketch

Sir Stampalot – punch it

Craftalicious – monotone (one colour plus white)

Gingersnap Creations– shades of blue

Rosie D’s – blue.

Hi everyone, and over at I Love Promarkers were I am lucky enough to be the GDT this month, we have been sponsored by Digi Doodle Shops. Why not pop over and check out the lovely images they have available. I am sure you will find something there to tempt you. I chose to work with ‘Sleeping Infant’, and isn’t he adorable? The sketch seems to have fitted this digi perfectly.

I matted a couple of layers of background papers, stitching them down onto the white card base. The main patterned one is Inspirations scrapbook paper and the two matching borders running either side of the ribbons down the centre are also from the same range. Behind the oval image is a lace border created by punching more of the main paper with a Martha Stewart border punch and then cutting into strips 2cm deep. I then slit into this border nearly up to the punched out holes and overlapped either sides of the slits to form ‘pleated folds’. This meant that I was then able to manipulate the ‘lace’ to run behind an oval shape. I know I could have used real lace but would I have found a perfect match, and besides, when did I make things easy for myself? LOL. I used the same MS punch to make a white border for the rectangular part of the sketch, dovetailing the corners as it wasn’t a ‘Punch Around the Page’ design. This too was sewn into position but I matted it first onto card to help stabilise it whilst stitching.

The image has of course been coloured with my Promarkers and doesn’t he look cuddly and peaceful? The two ribbons were from my stash –the wider, white one is well travelled as my daughter brought it back from India for me last year! The sentiment was done on the PC.

That’s all for today. Hope you all like today’s card!

Tine :)


  1. Hi Tine,

    This is so gorgeous!! You have a wonderful hand with coloring!


  2. So sweet!! Great to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  3. Hi Tine

    How very pretty adn fabulous colouring of your image.

    The way you have pleated the punched mat looks really effective and the soft blues so delicate.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  4. This is a wonderfully precious that a new mother would put in the baby book to keep forever!

  5. This is so gorgeous, Thanks for your gorgeous creation for both Sir Stampalot and Rosie-D’s, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. This is so gorgeous, beautifully shaded. Thanks for sharing at SirStampalot.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card, what a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  8. Hi Tine.
    I love this beautiful card. It is adorable! The image is so cute and the punched border sets it off beautifully.
    Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  9. Adorable card, so sweet

    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious & best of luck

    Jan x

  10. Wow ... your coloring really adds dimension to that image ... fantastic card.

  11. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps.

  12. A wonderful card , I love the image and colours . thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  13. This is so precious - love the lace effect and the coloring! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap!

  14. What a cutie ! Lovely!

    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Rosie D's, good luck;-))m

  15. Your colouring is lovely and that punch is perfect for new baby. Thanks for joining in with us at Gingersnap Creations!