Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Olivia's 1st birthday gift

Hi Guys,

Where does the time go? Still haven't had time to complete a challenge before the expiry time. I have, however made 5 cards this week. I know at least 10 people with birthdays in July & August, crazy!

As I was looking back through my blog, I realised that I never posted the wall art that I made for my friend's daughter's 1st birthday. I apologise for the photo, I forgot to take a photo with my camera, this was taken on my phone.

Olivia has 2 walls in her room that are quite similar in colour to Rose Red so I went with the yummy 'Raspberry Tart' DSP. The lovely Lavonne sent me the embosslit die from The US SU catty, so lovely. I had originally made this using the butterfly punch but liked the variety in butterfly sizes that I could get with the die. I hope it shows up in our next catty.
I stamped the background with the grass stamp from 'Inspired by Nature' in Kiwi Kiss, inspired by a blog entry that I can't find. Let me know if you recognise it (rats thought I'd saved it). The name is made by covering 'on Board' chipboard letters with DSP, laborious but effective. The flower is a 'Flower Fusion' with a little 'Old Olive' brad. It is in a frame that I found in Target, sadly the last one, it didn't even have a box. I must get to Ikea as I think they sell shadow box frames. I had the matting made by an on-line company. I was so happy with it when I got it in the mail

Thankfully my friend really liked it, as did her family.

Must go & hang up washing (fun fun!).

Fi xox


Lavonne said...

Just over two weeks until I fly your direction! Do you have any requests?

S said...

Very cool project.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

How exciting for you that you have access to all this gorgeous SU! "contraband"!!! I do hope we get this butterfly embosslit. It is sensational. What a special gift! You are so clever, Fi! Hugs Andrea xx

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