Monday, January 26, 2015

A cloud of a baby

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and we have a brand new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for you. This week's theme is: "from up in the clouds...". Let the dreary weather inspire you to make something pretty and join in.



I was inspired by a Dutch saying: "een wolk van een baby" literally translated: a cloud of a baby. Which means a beautiful and healthy baby. A colleague of mine just became a father to his first daughter and to celebrate this joyous occasion, I made a card where all my colleagues and I can write something on.



As the base of the card I cut a piece of Manila cardstock to card size and I the first thing I did was play with Neon Pink, it can't be bright enough! I really love that color, and pink is the most girly color. In these dark winter days I wanted to give this card a lot of color. With Peacock Feathers I added some more.



Around the edges of the card I stamped with a Zip-A-Dee-Doodle stamp in Simon Says Stamp White Ink. The ink mixes with the color that's under it, which gives a cool effect. With the Dot Fade stencil and Perfect Pearl Mist I gave it a bit of shimmer.  I coloured the edges of the Talk Bubble cloud with Neon Pink ink.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

19 comments:

Annie said...

This is a stunning card for the new parents Sandra. Beautiful colors and stencilled layers. I am sure it will be treasured.

Best wishes
Annie x

Suzanne C said...

Sweet baby card! I love the bright and happy patterns and colors. They are going to love it!

ßeulah ßee said...

Riots of color, clouds of babies--why not? The pink, manila, and peacock look great together and the washi tape is a perfect accent.

Lagene said...

Fantastic card! I love the bright colors and thanks for sharing the Dutch saying "a cloud of a baby" How sweet!

Sue said...

Hello Sannie,
This is a gorgeous palette that makes for a beautiful Card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Stephanie Leykauf said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the bright colors and appreciate the dutch lesson :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Tricia Ann said...

What a clever idea. I love it when things clique like this, don't you? :-)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card, wonderful color combinations. The card is a living, so much going on it! Many techniques and colors makes it a true masterpiece. Thank you for the inspiration.
hugs,
Bozena

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Sandra! Love the burst of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Terry said...

This is a gorgeous card, Sandra! Love the colors and stenciling! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Excellent colors...love the stenciling! So artsy and beautiful Sandra!

francesca said...

beautiful! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful card - I'm sure he will love it!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Sandra. The colors and patterns on the background are amazing. :)

Anna-Karin said...

That's a cute saying! Your card is beautiful Sandra, love all the layers and patterns.

Emma Williams said...

The wording across the bottom of your gorgeous card says it all...I LOVE this Sandra! Hugs :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is a really great piece! The background pattern you created is incredible and those layers of blue are so soft and pretty. How clever to include such a wonderful sentiment in the cloud-bubble. This is one of my favorites!

barbarayaya62 said...

beautiful card! So original. your background is fantastic! Barbarayaya

Buttons said...

LOVE the stencilling and colours on this. Jenny x