Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pastel Baby Card

I'm going to make it with a second entry into the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog's Pretty Pastel Challenge. I couldn't help myself.

As many of you know Phindy has just recently become a Grandmother for the first time, with the arrival of an angel that I call Sweet Pea.  Phindy drew this precious image, that she calls Brand New, and offered it as a prize to the person that got closest to the baby's arrival and statistics. I started calling the baby Sweet Pea, when she decided she wasn't coming out of the pod(I thought she's be on time). She was two weeks late, but that was all good, because, she came into the world ready to eat and sleep.  Since I love babies, I couldn't wait to do something with this image, and pastels and this challenge gave me just the opportunity. Please go check out all the wonderful children's images that Phindy has at the Phindy's Place Shop. She truly does show children as they really are.

The image is both colored with Copics and paper pieced. I am happy to say, that I created all of the papers and the sentiment myself in Photoshop. One of my favorite things about babies is there sweet sleepers, and I knew this sleeper needed to be something special. The bear in the image sent me looking for some free bear clip art. When I found a dancing bear in a pastel pink dress, I knew I needed to make my very own papers. I found a great video tutorial at Photoshop Elements Users that showed how to create textured paper, striped paper and polka dot papers and used it to create my very own Dancing Bear Kit.

Please feel free to grab the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping in, and I love getting feedback.


  1. Hi Shirley. Another gem of a card and another fab sentiment to go with it. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Tine :)

  2. Super cute!!!!! Don't ya just love babies! i do! Especially when they're someone elses.

  3. Shirley, I LOVE this! I adore baby sleepers, too. The dainty patterned paper you've created for it is so cool. Great pastel card! I always enjoy seeing what you create every week!

  4. Completely and utterly adorable! Amazing to create the DP for paper piecing, how clever. Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!