Wednesday, January 19, 2011

You've got the cutest little baby face!

Today I have created a card for the Shabby Tea Room challenge "White and Bright".
I adore the inspiration photo as my favorite color is yellow.
We are asked to create a card/project using white and/or cream and one other color.

I kept with the inspiration photo colors using cream and yellow to make my card.

I really like the way this card finished up.
I used a couple techniques I had never tried before, first being the gathered satin ribbon.
I like the soft, feminine look it gives.
The next "new to me" technique was the kiss stamping of the background.
I will be using it again but hope I get better at it.

Next I tried my hand at wrapping the circle I cut for the picture frame in satin ribbon.
I love this look!  It gives texture and dimension without overpowering the picture.
To add more dimension, I used foam strips to raise the frame and also behind the layer
with the lace added.  To bad the camera makes the card look so flat as it is actually quite lofty.

Some dry embossing, pearls and inked edges finished it up nicely.
It's all ready to send to my nephew, Randy.

The picture is of his beautiful baby girl, Ava Belle.
Randy is in the Navy, stationed in Hawaii (poor kid).
Ava was born while he was in boot camp.
He has only seen her twice since her birth, once when he finished camp
and then right before he was shipped out.

Randy calls almost every day and speaks with Ava from his video phone.
It is so amazing to watch her respond to him. 
There is no doubt that, although they are far so far apart, she knows who her daddy is.
She is always mesmerized by his voice and doesn't take her eyes off the phone.

And lastly, here is the full picture that I used for my card.
Ava's maternal grandmother is a beginning photographer and she made these hats to use in her studio.

Okay, I lied!  Here are a couple more pix of our beautiful baby girl.

Thank's for taking a peek today!
Hope you liked the card and didn't mind my rambling about Ava.


PapierGirl said...

Oh my..oh my, is she gorgeous!!! Those gorgeous eyes and long eyelashes and little apple cheeks. Daddy better hurry home safely - he's going to have his hands full! By the card is beautiful! :)

Maria said...

WOWWWwww!!! Just love how you created your card with darling little Ava! My goodness she is truly a sweet beautiful baby!!! I just love the satin wrapped around the frame with lace also. An amazing card! Thank you for sharing those sweet adorable pictures...just too too cute!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my SHABBY GOODNESS, Becky Jo! Your grandaughter is simply PRECIOUS! I love how you played dress up with her in all those adorable outfits .. the hats are amazing and I love the fur coat with feathers! She has beautiful eyes! AND ... your card is simply STUNNING -- thanks for sharing your talents with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Charlene said...

What a sweet sweet baby!!!! LOve the pictures of her!! And the card turned out so pretty and soft!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous. What a lovely combo of textures, subtle color changes and new techniques, as you said. Beautiful

Pattie said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Anonymous said...

Do u have a pattern for the crochet hat?

Becky Jo said...

The crochet hat was made by Ava's grandmother. She has an Etsy shop and goes by the name Amarmi. She has made some of the most beautiful baby hats I have seen.

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