Friday, April 3, 2009

Mr. Wonderful layout

Totally the sweetest thing in the world is a new born baby when he is sleeping!!! This just gets anyones' heart!
This is our youngest grandson. He is 11 months old right now but this photo just got me as he had fallen asleep in our granddaughters arms. It is also amazing that they can just fall asleep anywhere! I am always jealous of that!

The finish on my big, chipboard initials was kind of a mistake but a mistake that I ended up loving! That is what comes from playing with supplies!

My first plan was to put dots on the letters which were kraft colored. I took the wooden end of a paint brush and dipped that in paint and put dots on my letters with white paint. When I had them all "dotted", I knew I really didn't like the look. The contrast wasn't going to be enough against the patterned paper. I just figured, no biggie, I would paint the letters instead. BUT, the dots had partially dried and as paint will do, the paint had already added a dimension. When I painted the blue paint over the letters and the dots, the raised areas of the dots remained. I loved the resulting feel and look of the blue paint and the little, subtle raised areas of the dots.

I also inked the edges of the letters with a black stamp pad to add more definition to the letters.

A final feature to notice are my circle designs. That is NOT real machine sewing but I have to keep looking at it myself to be convinced. This is a stamp by Hero Arts! I just love their stamps that look like machine sewing. The resulting stamped circles really matched the patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Explore/Hubcaps/White Out collection/We R Memory Keepers and October Afternoon
Rub-on word - Luxe
Chipboard letters – Paper Loft
Stamps – Stitched Circle/Hero Arts and Clear Flourish set
Stamp pads – Clearsnap
Date stamp – Office supply store
Paint - Plaid


Lindsay Spencer said...

You have the cutest grandkids. Cute layout! I would have never guessed that the stitching was a stamp! I love that.

Abby said...

What a cutie! Love the stitching around the circles!

Pamela said...

Love the layout...and what a great stamp, I may have to get that one!

Jane Wetzel said...

hey, thanks for showing those circles Linda! I think I HAVE to have them....tee hee...

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Ohhhh he is just toooo precious. They are so innocent when they are little. You could just squeeze them to death they are so sweet... and your card is just tooo cute.

Jody said...

I cannot sew to save my life so I will definitely look into those stamps! Thanks :)
Your grandson and the page is precious...and don't be jealous, I can fall asleep anywhere, usually at my computer and the mouse falling out of my hand multiple times makes me finally go to bed. lol

wendyp said...

This is just precious! No matter how old they get, there is nothing as sweet as a sleeping child! Love those stamps. I thought they were real stitching.

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Oh he is just the sweetest too! Oh I soooo miss the feel of a newborn baby and that photo just melts my heart. :) Enjoy him!! :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wonderful LO! I love the treatment on your oversized initials and that photo is just adorable!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Super cute! I thought that WAS real sewing, until I read it was a stamp! Beautiful job! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and leaving a nice comment!

Jacynthe said...

Linda - I am so glad you left a comment on my blog as this brought me to yours :) Love this layout! Such a cute photo of your grandson! So glad I found your blog! You are so creative!!

Desire Fourie said...

I agree with you, he is just the perfect little Mr Wonderful. Your layout is gorgeous. Hugs from Desire