As I am looking through the challenges this week, there seems to be a reacurring theme-green. My thoughts on this? 'Green? Ick! They couldn't have picked something different?' I know St Patrick's Day is almost upon us, and is undoubtedly the inspiration behind all this green. It's just my least favorite color to work with, but I tried, and a soft green coupled with a pastel yellow isn't so bad. So I got busy.
This is another addition to my baby scrapbook w/o pictures. I was having a hard time getting the color to show up right, I think the first one is the closest match. Left page:
I've seen a lot of banners and pennants used recently on layouts and cards, so if you've recently posted one on your blog and I follow you, you were a part in inspiring that. The banner is just a tag from SCAL and a font (not sure which one), put together in SCAL. Right page:It is simple, but I didn't want to overdue it. I thought about adding some safety pins along the edge, but it didn't really go with the flow and I didn't have the right color to paint them, so I kept it simple.
The diaper is from the lovely Lea at Tu J's and a Taco (it is free, hop on over there). Now I can't even begin to take credit for the cute lil' tosies. I was trying to decide whether to do this diaper or the outline of the diaper (both of which are cute, and included in the one file), so I asked my husband. Although he claims to have no artistic inclination, God gave him quite a bit, and he willingly helps me make choices like this :) He said, "I like that one, its cute. But you know what would be even cuter?" I said what? "If you could add some baby feet sticking out of the diaper" GENIUS! So off I went on my search. I found several feet I could have cut of people, but they were all in zipped files (which my computer has difficulty dealing with, so I have to download on my hubby's computer, extract files then transfer to mine, which takes a long time for something that should be simple). I know, I should just download SCAL on his computer, but I haven't yet. Anyways... what I ended up doing was finding this coloring page of a baby in a high chair, tracing it in SCAL, then breaking apart the image, so that I only had the legs and feet. Still took awhile to do, but aren't the toes so cute?! Actually, this picture is a better one for the colors in the background. Oh, and I added glimmer mist to the diaper. Challenges:
GREEN- All Sorts Challenge Blog, Sentimental Sundays, Stampin' Royalty
Stamp Something-cream and green
Die Cuts-anything goes-title, diaper and feet
Do You Stack Up- layers, the diaper has 4
One Stop Craft Challenge- clean and simple
Papertake Weekly- yellow
whew! that's it!