Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's a Boy Baby Shower



Hello again!

I must apologise for being MIA for so long. We went away for a well earned family break and it has taken me longer than anticipated to a) recover from it and b) find my mojo again and be inspired to play. I am slowly getting there and have made a few bits and pieces over the last few weeks, but hopefully I will be back to posting at least once a week very soon.

So, after such a long hiatus, today's creation is quite simple for a friend's baby shower. After 2 girls she has found out she is having a boy and is understandably very excited. I couldn't go past this week Colour Throwdown challenge for colour inspiration, and the current Sketch 'n' Color sketch was just perfect for the 'boy':
I am loving Marina Mist - it's such a great colour and due to my lack of creating, this is the first time I have used it. I can assure you, you're likely to be seeing A LOT more of it in the future!!
I started with a base of Marina Mist and attached on top a background of Summer Picnic DSP (retired) which had been pierced around the edge and layered on a thin base of Whisper White.
'Baby' from All Year Cheer II (retired) was stamped in Marina Mist, as well as the 'b' and 'y' from Big Deal Alphabet (retired). The 'o' was created using the 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" circle punches and finshed off with a cute little monkey from Fox & Friends stamped in Chocolate Chip. The 'o' and the monkey were popped up with dimensionals.
I know this is quite basic, but I hope this is not a disappointing return :)
I will be back in the next day or two - promise!
Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: All Year Cheer II (retired), Big Deal Alphabet (retired), Fox & Friends
Card: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP (retired)
Ink: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Other: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer

7 comments:

Andrea VS said...

Love your monkey! He's super cute upside-down. :)

KimB said...

HI Natasha,
its a great card!! I really love the whimsical touch of swinging the monkey from the O. Great idea :)
Kim

Leah said...

Hope you had a great holiday.
That cheeky monkey is too cute.

Nadia said...

Your card is soooooo cute. I love that monkey and the colors too. Thanks for playing the Sketch'n'Color Challenge. Hugs Nadia

Andrea said...

So cute. Many thanks for playing at SketchnColor Challenge.
Andrea

Broni said...

How perfect! For the color challenge and for a baby boy! I love it! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Kristin Bueter said...

What an absolutely adorable card! Just perfect in all it's clean simplicity :]

Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!