23 July 2012

Babies


It is Kerry's turn to choose the theme for Crafty Boots this time and she chose 'Babies'. I really enjoy Crafty Boots challenges as they make me think really hard. I don't really seem to get called upon to make baby cards - I guess because my friends are passed that stage now. So I had to think long and hard!
The base of the tag was painted with several layers of Fresco Finish paint (Snowflake as a base and then "bumped" layers through a numbers mask - Inky Pool, Sky, Beach Hut) I then sanded it all back and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. 
I then diecut five flowers from blue colour core card and two sets of leaves from green colour core card (Tattered Pine Cone Die). I sanded each die cut CAREFULLY as they can break apart if you're too vigorous (I've made that mistake for you many, many times!). I made each flower and then dragged Vintage Photo Distress Ink down the petals to give them a vintage look. 
To make the saying I used alphabet stamps to stamp each letter on the reverse of the colour core paper.
So, how do you interpret the theme of 'Babies'? I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

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11 comments:

Redanne said...

What a beautiful tag Gabrielle, love the colour and the flowers, it is nice to see a blue for a baby boy that is not baby blue for a change. Love it. A x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love your take on celebrating the birth of a child, really different.

Dionne xx

Red Kitty said...

This tag is beautiful, the flowers are fantastic, love it. x

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Gorgeous tag! I love your flowers, they are stunning and so is the colour palette.
Michaela xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is gorgeous, love the roses. (I know not posted mine yet, forgot till now so will do it as soon as I've read all your blogs!) Zo xx

Sara said...

Colours are fantastic and I too love the flowers xx

Freya said...

I really like this tag! It's a very different take on 'Babies'! x

emma mitchell said...

Beautiful tag , love your detail and your gorgeous roses.
Hugs Emma xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely tag!!

Crafty Daffy said...

Wow, really cool and funky! I love all the textures and the tones of blue you have chosen. Really great! xx Denise

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great colors. The flowers are amazing.