Saturday, January 9, 2010
I made this little frame this morning right before I left for the shower today. We got their gift from Babies R' Us last night and part of their present was this set of wall decals. I was browsing their registry this morning and saw that they had also registered for (and received) this tree decal. I had purchased a couple of sets of three white frames from the Target Dollar Spot last month or so and had a little brainstorm for this nursery decoration.
I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and swirled Bashful Blue ink all over the sheet with a stampin' sponge. I free-handed the tree trunk out of Close to Cocoa and then ran my bone folder all over it in all directions in between my fingers so I could peel the top layer off for more texture (faux suede technique). My SU! Little Leaves Sizzlets die came in handy for the branch and then I covered each leaf with a SU! cardstock color that matched the leaves on the tree decal (Marigold Morning, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery). I fringed a little strip of Old Olive and roughed it up a bit for the grass, then the crowning glory was the ADORABLE little fox stamp from Fox & Friends (new SU! Occasions Mini set). I stamped him in Really Rust onto Whisper White, colored in his ears and feet with Sahara Sand, and used my Basic Black journaler to detail the nose. I cut him out, which I really hate to do because I am lazy, but it was so worth it for this project. :) I used dimensionals under his head and body in order for the tail to clear the grass without making him look funky.
The mom-to-be really liked it. She also said she's going to frame the baby card from my previous post for the nursery! What a compliment! :) Thanks so much for looking and for any comments!