|My Son, Evan, when he was little in August 2001
For this layout I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper for the background.
|BFS - Tranquility- Contentment
(I used the backside)
I used a stencil with molding paste in the top left and bottom right corners and applied a wash of blue watercolour overtop to bring out the details more.
|Crafter's Workshop 6"x6" template -
These are the dies I used:
As usual I layered each die-cut over a darker version, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.
I did some stamping on the background using brown ink.
The border piece was cut using a Cricut with the Art Philosophy cartridge (Rctngle 8) and very thin chipboard. I then painted it brown, inked with clear ink and heat embossed it with UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). After that I dabbed black and dark red paint on it to try to match the colour of the crib in the photo.
I also applied some Prills (Lemon Chiffon) along the border pieces and randomly along the edges of the flower clusters.
The large flower on the right, the teddy bear, 3 small flowers and the alphabet blocks were made using Sculpey Ultra Light with various molds and then painted.
The alphabet blocks were cubes but I cut the back off them after baking using a polymer clay blade so they wouldn't protrude so much from the page. It was a little difficult cutting through them but trying to cut them before baking distorted them too much.
Thank you so much for taking a look!