Saturday, August 30, 2014

Finally!

 
Good Evening Everyone!
 
 
Today my daughters and I attended my sister-in-law's baby shower. She has 4 weeks to go before she meets her new baby boy :). I have been waiting for over a month to give her this keepsake that I made for her. Now that I have, I can finally share it with you all, as well (warning: this post is picture heavy lol).
 
First, the card.
I used pale yellow and pale grey - the colors she has chosen for the baby's nursery. I used 'Sleepy Fairy' from Mo's Digital pencil. I LOVE this image. It is just so sweet. I colored it with Copics and layered him.
 
Here is a closer look:
 
And now the keepsake.
I have seen things like this online for quite some time and I just love them. I was thrilled to finally have a reason to attempt to make one. I searched the internet for patterns and I did find a few different types. In the end, I decided to use the crib that was in the Silhouette market and make the display box myself. It took a few attempts to get it the way I wanted.  
 
Here it is:
 


I couldn't just put the crib in the box, the way I had originally intended. I decided it needed a window. After the window, I decided it needed a wall decoration. I wanted to put his name on it somehow, somewhere. I thought about putting it on the crib. Then I thought the outside of the box would be better. In the end, the wall plaque seemed like the best place to incorporate it.
 
Can you see the baby in there?
 
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 I planned on just sculpting a little baby's head and putting it on a simple ball of flesh colored clay since the baby was going to be wrapped in a blanket. My daughter Jordan kept telling me I wouldn't be able to do it. Of course she was right (she knows me well).  Here is the baby, arms, legs and belly button present:
 
He is made from Polymer Clay  and measures 1 1/2" long. Whew, that was tricky!
 
There you have it, Ladies. I hope you enjoyed looking. I don't say this often, but  I was very pleased with how this turned out :). I really hope my sister-in-law is pleased with it as well ;).
 
Take Care everyone,
Christine xoxo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Oh my lovely friend I'm so pleased you've finally been able to show your fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, beautiful, gorgeous creation at last. Even I was excited for you. It is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I'm sure your SIL loved it. Loads of love Lea x

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  2. Stunning what more can I say, just a wonderful work you have made here. Your sister must have been so happy for it. I guess your gift was the best .

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  3. WOW this is AWESOME! I love the gorgeous card and fabulous cot and display box. I am sure she absolutely loved it!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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