Friday, August 3, 2012

Creations by Gill M Design Team August Challenge

Welcome to Creations by Gill M August Design Challenge

Recently one of our friends had her first baby, a beautiful baby girl.  We were very impressed to hear from the beginning she was using a birthing coach and going natural all the way.   She was due July 4th, but of course, being the first child had to make a grand entrance on the 8th of July. Our family saw her in person for the first time yesterday, she is absolutely beautiful!  Nothing like a newborn baby to renew one's soul!  Right?

Congratulations Stewart family!

 Fortunately for me, her theme colors correlated  with our challenge for this month and after much thought came up with the a canvas portrait.  I used my cutting machine for the tree branch, scrolls in the corners and birdhouse.  My flowers are punched in various sizes with a scallop punch, twirl cut and then rolled for the distinct look of flowers.  I just love these and they are so easy! My green stems are, believe it or not, stems I cut from a silk flower I was going to throw away.  These can be such dust collectors.  Once I cut what I wanted, I placed them in a plastic bag with course and regular salt, shook until all the dust was off. Like new, cheap and usable! The wooden disc were inked in a light pink color on the rim, rub on letters with 3D glass to make it glossy and sealed.  The word beautiful is a dimensional sticker (puffy) left over from another project.  Before I placed the picture on, I sprayed sparkle mist to give it some girly glimmer!

Hope you like my project, become a follower, leave a nice comment and join Creations by Gill M and the others designers on our challenge!


Valerie said...

Wonderful canvas Naomi, fabulous keepsake for baby Clara:)
Val x

nagman nag said...

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.Calibrators :)