GDP #111 - Sweet Baby Girl

GDP #111 - Sweet Baby Girl

UPDATE:   THANK YOU again to the Global Design Project team for choosing this project as a weekly winner!  With so many beautiful submissions, it's an honor to be chosen.  <3

First of all, THANK YOU to the Global Design Project team for choosing last week's project as one of your Special made my day!  Click HERE to see it!

This week's Global Design Project challenge is a theme:

When I saw the theme, I immediately thought about the time I spent visiting my daughter and her husband and meeting our first grandchild, Maddi Grace.  They live in Nebraska while we live in California, so any time we get to be with them is special.  But holding that little bundle, the first child of my first child....that is the most special.  Maddi will be turning two already in January.  She's a spitfire little red head and so much fun!  I talk to her via Facetime several times a week.  Yesterday was especially exciting because she learned the word, "Nana"!  They are all coming out this year for Christmas and I can't wait to snuggle her lots!  Just look at all this adorableness!! 

For my project, I decided to use one of my favorite newborn pictures of Maddi for an 8 x 8 scrapbook page.  I love the way it turned out so much that I might just put it into a frame and hang it!

I started this piece with a 7-3/4 x 7-3/4 piece of Whisper White thick cardstock.  I used a Pink Pirouette ink refill and an aqua painter (and LOTS of water) to wash a very soft background first.  When that was dry, I used one of the pattern party decorative masks with some glitter-enhanced embossing paste, starting in the top left corner.

While that was drying, I cut out the SWEET letters and the little bird from Crumb Cake cardstock using Large Letters Framelits and Birds & Blooms thinlits.  "Baby Girl" was stamped onto a Crumb Cake strip using Crumb Cake ink and the Labeler Alphabet.  (Here's a quick tip:  I use the Labeler Alphabet a lot.  I like the size of these letters--perfect for both cards or scrapbook pages!  To make it quick and easy, I keep a small stack of 3/8" strips of Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstocks handy...when I want to add lettering to a project, I pull out a strip, stamp what I need, clip it to the correct length and it's done!)

I wanted to add a little more of the Crumb Cake color to the page itself, so I used the large floral image from the Wood Words stamp set.  To keep it subtle, each time I inked the stamp, I stamped it off onto scratch paper before stamping it along the right edge of the page.  When I was done with that, I thought that image could add some texture to the SWEET letters, so I used the same ink, stamp off, stamp on technique...and I love them!

I'm not sure how well it photographed, but I added a touch of vellum lace along the right edge of Maddi's photograph by punching a strip of vellum with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.

Before putting it all together, I splashed some clear Wink of Stella over the background and the SWEET letters.  I attached the photograph and all the pieces to the page, then layered it all onto a piece of 8 x 8 Crumb Cake cardstock.

(I just showed this page to my daughter and she just about cried...."Was she ever really that tiny?"  Yep, it goes by FAST.)

I used the following products on this project:




Don't forget to check back tomorrow to get all the details you need and to order my November online class featuring the new Color Me Happy stamp set and a selection of the new Stampin' Blends markers!!

And click HERE to head over to the Global Design Project to see lots of great projects this week!

Until next time...happy stampin'!