Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Reason To Celebrate...

On Saturday, March 5TH and 9:30 p.m ( or so )- my sister delivered her third child! I'm super excited- I LOVE being an AUNT! :) So in celebration of this momentous occasion- I decided to make the following items: Decorated onesies & a framed layout of my sister while she was pregnant.
Okay, here's where I need to be totally honest...I started out with a package of 5 onesies. Much to my annoyance, the purple paint I was using on one of the onesies was too runny ( it was a glittery purple). I didn't know it was too runny until after the image had dried, so I had to toss it. :(
The flower onesie was painted on using a stencil ( which I cut out using my new slice ) made with vinyl. I used the Folk Art brand of acrylic paint.

The teddy bear was a stencil made using the baby cart on the Slice. I think this one is my all time favorite. Paint was Folk Art ( acrylic ).

I stamped this teddy bear using a baby stamp set from SU! (from a few years ago ), ink is momento black, and I colored it with my copic markers.

The giraffe is from the same SU! set. Ink is momento black and colored with my copic markers. Before I colored the images I set them with my heat gun. I found out ( by practicing on an old tee shirt ) that if I didn't set the black ink- then it bled when I used the markers ).

Here's my sister while she was pregnant- I think she looks so beautiful! Most of the printed paper is from SU! Card stock and ribbon are from SU! as well. Flowers are Petal Loos and Prima. Metal accents and movie tickets are Tim Holtz.

Close up of the first part of the title. I used a glitter pen on the brown letters ( Letters cut using Lyrical Letters cartridge for the Cricut ).

It's hard to tell in this photo but I sprayed the letters in Glow with the glittered spritz.

Here's a close up of the flowers , metal accents, and ribbon.
I am so happy with the way this layout turned out. It looks exactly like I pictured it in my head! Which doesn't happen for me that often! After I finished the layout, I went to Michael's and bought a frame for it. After I put the layout inside the frame and propped it up I discovered that the glue dots I used on the key didn't work ( the key fell off ). Next, I tried terrifically tacky tape ( hoping that would work )...about 20 minutes later I heard a clicking noise ( the key fell off again ). So, I guess my next purchase from Michael's is going to be some sort of metal glue ( hopefully, they still carry it! )!

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