Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Pea in a Pod!!

One of the gal's in my netball team recently had a beautiful baby girl (Meredith Lily) on July 26th. I wanted to do something a bit different for the card and I recalled seeing these beautiful "Sweet Pea" cards on Andrea Walford's blog here.

I based the card on the picture she had on the post. I used shimmering white card, which when stamped gave a slightly uneven texture, which I liked. I took the pics of this card at the netball courts, hence the not-so-fantastic lighting. Here's what I came up with.....

I have not really sponged much before and this little "Pea" definitely makes up for it!! I think I ended up sponging everything I could that was green at least. here is the pea pod close up and here sweet little face...and yes I even tied the ribbon!!!

I struggled with what to use for the flowers, but then I remembered a nice shape I had that would do the job. I sponged the edges og the flowers in Elegant Eggplant and then used a Leonie-M small sun punch for the centres to tie in the green/purple theme. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which I am LOVING at the moment. No occasion is forgotten with this set!!


It was so very nice to do a card for a baby girl that wasn't inundated with THAT colour (hee hee hee).

Thanks for stopping by. Catch you all soon.

Stuff used:
Card: (SU) Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, (Non SU) Shimmery White, Stardream Purple and Green
Ink - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette and Pretty in pink (sponging on face)
Stamps: (SU) Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Large oval Wide Oval and Word Window Punch, Leonie-M small Sun, Carla Craft CP1 Sakura and CP2 3/4" circle punches
Other bits: SU Basic Black Stamp and Write Marker, Hybrid Gel Grip White Gel Marker, 3mm pink satin ribbon fm Big W, SU Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh! I got some of that shimmer card ... but haven't had a chance to use it yet! This looks so fab ... so sweet ... and you have done a super job of the sponging! Love all the little details. That little ribbon on the head is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs xxaxx

Kez said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! I've had this one on my to do list for quite a while, but you've really nailed it darl! Sooooooo cute and a great case.

Cheryl said...

OMG this is so darn cute,gotta try one of these.......I LOVE IT!!! But I am not tying such a little bow,it would drive me crazy....lol....might see if I can buy some.Oh you mean PINK hee hee hee!!