Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shabby Baby Sketch

For challenge 42 at The Shabby Tea Room, we are supposed to use this picture as our inspiration and use fabric somewhere in the card/project.

I used this great sketch designed by Claudia Rosa for Friday Sketchers challenge #134 as the basis of my layout.

 Here's my card.

With all of this shabby pink yumminess, where does one start?!  I started with a 6" square white base and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all four sides.  Then I went through my papers and found that the DCWV's "Nana's Nursery Baby Girl" papers were just what I wanted.  The papers relate to the details in the room really well.  I have the pink with white polka dots (patchwork quilt and crib sheet), the pink striped fabric (trash can, patchwork quilt, and dust ruffle), and the teeny-tiny rose floral (patchwork quilt, curtains, plates on the wall, roses on the dresser, and caddy attached to end of crib).  I did some distressing of the paper layers and added zigzagging and straight line stitching to tie in with the quilt.  The rails of the crib are supposed to be represented by the white mats. 

I decided to use this Tilda from Magnolia's latest Christmas collection as the focal image.  I colored her with Copics and added Crystal Stickles glitter to her wings and a pearl to the hanging heart.  The edge of the dust ruffle has lace on it, so I added a MS punched border to the striped paper to mimic the dust ruffle.  I also added some VPDI to the punched border.  I cut out a circle with Nesties, sponged the edges with VPDI, and then placed Tilda on foam tape.  The VPDI is also supposed to help represent the tan hat on the chair.

The biggest challenge for me was how I was going to incorporate the fabric.  I found some white lining fabric that I used to make a rose.  I rolled it up and then rubbed the edge into some SU! Regal Rose ink.  Since the roses in the inspiration picture were pink, I added some mini Recollections pink roses.  Under the fabric flower is some scrunched up white tulle to give it a little more dimension and softness.

Finally, with all of the pretty pink bows on the crib, I had to add a pink bow to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, wow, Sarah, this is such a sweet card!! Such a wonderful Vintage feel to it an your coloring...amazing!!!I need to play the Shabby Tea Room challenge more, I love Vintage ;D! Have a blessed and Happy New Year!! Hugs, Sabrina

  2. Great card - love the image and the layout! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  3. Just darling - sweet image and I love that flower! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  4. What a wonderful sweet card!
    I love what you came up with using my sketch.
    Thank you for joining.
    Happy New Year

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Did you make the fabric rose? Love it!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Tracey xx :)

  6. This is so pretty! thanks for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

  7. Absolutely darling, love the colours.

  8. So sweet, Sarah ... you are right, so much shabby pink loveliness here!!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)


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