Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Christening

Yes, I'm alive. Thanksgiving preparations, kitchen renovations, and Christmas shopping have left me with very little creative time. I made sure to get up early this weekend since we were staying in town so that I could relax in my craft haven. Shaun doesn't understand why I would get up at 6am on the weekend, but with so much to do, I wanted to make sure I found some time for me. I had two projects this weekend. First up is a Christening card for my newest nephew, John Patrick (Jack). The whole family headed to DC for the special event but the DH and I just couldn't swing another trip. After hearing about all the snow they got - way before we did I might add - I'm not so distraught. That would have been a treacherous trip through the PA mountains. Can't believe they actually got snow before we did!

Ok, on to the card.

I know this looks a little grown up for a baby but I loved the navy and copper color combo and decided to make a go of it. The DP is from SEI's Moravia pack. It was a steal a few weeks back on Michael's clearance rack. I love the rich colors and mix and match patterns. I thought a Nestabilites Label 4 frame for the cross image would lighten the mood up. The Celtic Cross stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and was stamped with Encore Ultimate Metallic ink in Bronze. It shimers so much in real life but I don't think you can see it in the picture. If you click on the picture, you can blow the image up and see it a little better. You can even see that I cut a second image out and popped it up with dimensionals to give it a little more depth. The sentiment was created on my computer using the LD Adornment font and it was cut out with the SU Word punch.

Note: The font was a freebie I got on scrapnfonts. If you haven't been there yet you should check it out because they always have fonts in the freebie basket. I just went there to confirm the site address for you and they in fact have five fonts that I haven't got yet, Whoo Hoo! This site used to have lots of fonts for the Creative Keepsakes publication and they start with CK. I've used quite a few of those on my work as well.

Tags to treasure...

My second project is an adorable snowman that I colored using my Copics. I then added some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow and Ultra Fine Glitter Snow on the snowflakes. Again, the picture does not do this justice. I think my light might be part of the problem. Too many chores during daylight hours meant that the picture clarity was sacrificed. Sorry guys. This stamp is by Art Impressions and I used scraps from Linda and John's print sample paper to make these. It makes a difference on the way the Copics are absorbed but I reasoned that it was a tag and would be hardly noticed. While I would be hard pressed to throw this out, I know that only so many things in life can be saved.

That's all I have for today folks. The DH is putsing around in the kitchen which means that he wants dinner so I had better get moving before more than his stomache is growling.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

1 comment:

William said...

I shouldn't post a comment, because then you'll know I saw it - but I couldn't resist. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE ACTUAL CARD! You are REALLY amazing. What a beautiful card!
We missed you this weekend! But it was good to see you over Thanksgiving. Give our love to Shaun!