Monday, October 29, 2012

Cycle of Life

Welcome again - and thank you for visiting.
Two days after the news of a death last week, we had the news of a birth of a wee boy in the extended family.

I started by embossing the patterned paper with a a Tim Holtz 'fades' folder, 
and sponging the edges and applying ink to the texture using the 'direct to paper' technique.

The teddy bear image is a freebie from Organic Zombie,  coloured with chalks and mounted on foam for some dimension.

The sentiment was stamped, cut and sponged before being mounted with ribbon. 

The card was finished with some pearls. 

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Thank you for calling in - May your day be blessed.
Thanks for any comments left - they are such an encouragement.

Card Recipe:
Card - dark blue
Image - Ozzy Bear by Organic Zombie
Patterned paper - pack from The Warehouse
Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans distress inks
Accessories - China kaiser craft half pearls, chalks, ribbon.


Lydia said...

Such a cute card! Love the checkers and that bear is adorable. So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs!

Dawn T said...

So very very cute Maxine. The texture fade gives a great background. Congrats to your family

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a darling card- I love the cute Teddy Bear image- and the fun embossed background. So much Joy a new baby brings...!

Carolyn King said...

adorable card and i am so glad you had some happy news to help ease the sorrow from last week. hugs!

butterfly said...

A lovely card - great texture in the background and the teddy bear really pops against it! So glad you had good news this week. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x

jimlynn said...

Great way you did that embossed/inked background and a cute, cute image! An adorable card for a baby boy.

Grace said...

Oh Maxine how adorable!!! Love the background for this... the added ink makes the design pop so beautifully! Love the cute bear image too! I can remember when my DD was born on what would have been my mom and dad's 40th anniversary... had my dad lived to see it, and my mom made the statement that the Lord had filled the void in her life with the gift of a new life, and one which filled her with great joy since she lived with us at the time. So thankful for the gift of new life... whether the birth of a baby, or the rebirth of a soul!!!


marsha said...

Maine, this is just adorable! I love the image and your colors are gorgeous- your teddy really pops! Our God is faithful and brings joy in the midst of sadness.
Hugs and prayers,

MiamiKel said...

So charming and sweet, Maxine - a perfect coloring to match the softness of your card! Lovely card you are showcasing today :) Blessings! x0x0

mamapez5 said...

Hi Maxine. A new baby is always good news, and you have created a cute card for him.
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Have a good week.
Kate xx

Marilyn said...

So sweet... I love teddy bears and will love them forever! It's such a cute image and a I'm sure it will be a treasure to those who receive it. I also like the embossing.

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous new baby card Maxine, hope you get a cuddle from the new little bundle soon!

Gaynor said...

Such a lovely cutie card. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Laney said...

A super cute card Maxine! Thanks for joining us at That Craft place hope to see you again soon

Unknown said...

Such a cute card. I recognise that blue background baby paper as I have some myself and it looks great with the embossed textured added to it. I had never thought to emboss patterned paper. And it is such a cute bear too.