I hope you don't get tired of seeing new baby wall hangings. I've got another one to share with you today, and I still have four more to make. This one is adorable, and a little unusual, so I think you'll enjoy it.
I talked to one of my nephews at the birthday party, and he said he and his wife don't really care for pink and frills for their new daughter's room, so they are going with a forest friends theme, and are using reds, blues, and whites as the main colors. I had just bought a digital paper pack from Print Candee called Forest Friends, and it is almost exactly what my nephew described. Also, I just got a baby shower invitation from them, and it has the cutest little group of owls across the top, so the owl from Paper Smooches' Chubby Chums set was an obvious choice.
I used the Viva la Verve July 2012 Week 2 sketch for this creation, but I made mine square and used a twig for the narrow strip in the center.
And, the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD199 fit right in with the nursery color theme!
I colored the owl with Copics, used Glossy Accents for the eyes, and put Stickles on the beak. Then, I went outside and found a little twig to stand him on. I tied the twig with twine, but also used some Glossy Accents to hold it in place.
I didn't want to add any rhinestones or pearls, since it's a nature theme, so to give it a little more girly feel, I added some white cotton lace and some dangling, gold sparkly trim.
As I did for the last baby wall hanging, I decorated the back so I could use this as my shower gift card, too. The sentiment was created in Word, printed on a transparency, and rubbed onto the cs. Oh, and I got the sentiment from the book, Words to the Rescue 2.
This was so much fun to make! Now I need to find out what my other nieces and nephews will be doing in their nurseries!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve July 2012 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Color Throwdown CTD199
Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful BBB24: The Beauty of Winged Things
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #147
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #110: BINGO (Lace-Flowers-Diecut)
Catch the Bug Challenge-July: Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away #49: Doilies and Lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #23: Photo Inspiration
Stamps: Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches); Hello Baby (Flourishes); Burlap background (Stamp Camp); Welcome Baby (Recollections)
Paper: Forest Friends, Hexagon Colorful digital papers (Print Candee); corrugated cardboard; chipboard
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento; Copic markers
Dies: Floral Ovals, Romantic Rectangles, Labels Twenty-Five (Spellbinders); French Pastry Doily (Cherry Lynn Designs)
Accessories: Designer Pine punch (McGill); embossing powder (Zing); lace; gingham ribbon; flower; eyelets; twine; sewing thread; twig; Glossy Accents; Stickles; foam dots
Size: 6.25" x 6.25" (not including lace trim)