March 13, 2013

Sweet Baby!



Happy news!  We have a new addition to our family.  My niece and her husband have a new bouncing baby boy,  He is the sweetest.

Thanks to Paper Take Weekly Challenge and Lil of the Valley for making this card possible!  Last month I won the Paper Take Weekly (anything goes) Challenge sponsored by Lili of the Valley.  I used the winning voucher to purchase some gorgeous, illustrated Lili of the Valley (mini masterpieces) die cuts.  The cute bear I used for this card was one of them.  I don't think I could have found a more perfect image to welcome baby Miles.

Now about my card...   When working with pre-colored images, or in this case a colored illustration, one tip I would like to share is to add some additional coloring and/or shading to enhance the image and make it your own.  I also used pastels to shade the embossed edges of the image panel to make the embossing pop. Finally, I used a second copy of the same image to cut out one of the balloons and added it to the image panel with dimensionals.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenge March 4 -- Old, New, Borrowed or Blue
Deep Ocean Challenge 47 -- Cute and Cuddly
Fab' n' Funky Challenge #162 -- Add a Sentiment
Nutcrafters Challenge #38  -- Something beginning with 'B'  (I used balloons, bear, button, bow, blue.)
Top Tip Tuesday 96 -- Up, Up and Away - Theme is balloons, spaceships, planes, etc.  

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.  Thanks for stopping by!!

29 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Pat, this is so sweet! LOVE it! Congrats on the new arrival! Can't wait to see photos :) Hugs...

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  2. This is adorable and I love the bow and button.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  3. This is gorgeous, such a cute image and the shading you have added looks fabulous. I love the layout and bow.
    Congrats on the new arrival to the family
    Sue xx

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  4. Many congratulations to the new parents. What a beautiful card Pat, your finishing touches make all the difference.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. Gorgeous card, I love the design and the really cute image.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  6. Love you little extra tips and I LOVE your card. Lucky you to win some goodies. I don't know about your dies. Is the bear and balloon a die? The bow is a die and it is FABULOUS...I would love to have that little die. I'm in awe of your composition. I have something coming up that would demand this beautiful card. I'll need to go check their stamps and dies.

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  7. What an adorable card.So cute.Great layout and lots of b's too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

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  8. This is so sweet. great colours and a lovely border. Thanks for the tips and joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  9. Gorgeous card and layout. I would have never known this was pre-colored! And wonderful tip about personalizing these images.

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  10. Pat this is gorgeous, what a fabulous baby card, loving the blue and white colours and the die cut bow.The image is adorable and I too often add colours or darker colours to a pre-coloured image to make it more adaptable to my card. This one rocks.
    hugs
    Glenda

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  11. Hello again Pat. Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous cute card and to say thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
    Sue xx

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  12. Pat, congratulations on winning the challenge and the new addition to your family! I think this card is just the cutest thing!! TFS :)

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  13. OH My goodness, this is so cute! I love the die you used for this adorable image Pat and love how you popped up that balloon. Congratulations!!

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  14. Congratulations on the new babe! Your card is certainly fitting - it's stunning!!! LOVE!

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  15. Congratulations on your new little nephew! Your card is a wonderful way to welcome him! Such a sweet image - and I love those embossed borders. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  16. So gorgeous, love the image...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  17. BEAUTIFUL card! Love the sweet image and shades of blue:) Very cute~!
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  18. Just gorgeous. Love the LOTV image and the gorgeous blues.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx

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  19. Great card! Love the image and the colours! Thank you for participating this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Nutcrafters. Love the image and colours you have used.

    Good luck in the challenges

    Sylvia x

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  21. Oh how gorgeous is this card?! love your beautiful design, soooo pretty!
    thanks for joining us @ Deep Ocean, Love, Mel. xxx

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  22. I love this high-flying bear!! What a precious card, Pat!

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  23. Oh my goodness, Pat, this is absolutely adorable!! That's such a sweet image and the DP, embossing, and LO of the card are all wonderful!!

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  24. So adorable, love your coloring along with your crisp lines! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment :)

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  25. This is so sweet, Love the image and the layout is beautiful. I so love Blue :)
    Hugs Mau xx

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  26. Ah, this little bear is adorable and the card is beautifully put together.

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