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
My Crafty Spot Monday Challenge #90 -- Sweet Baby
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!!