I have to admit that I'm not good at making things for children, and I do struggle to find any inspiration. But, when I saw this stamp by Crafty Individuals it all came together quite quickly. I also made the conscious choise to stay away from pink, which I also struggle with ! The main image is stamped using black Archival ink then I've watercoloured parts of it using DI.The background paper is from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper stack as is the stripey piece which I've done some quick zig zagging around with my sewing machine. The words are made using those little cubes on letters, you know the ones, only a £1 (if you're in the UK) for the whole alphabet. The word 'secret' is taken from a PaperArtsy stamp, and I've masked off the rest of the stamp so I could use just this one word. The balloons are made with a Quickutz die and I've blended DI over the card first and then stamped them using another Crafty Individuals stamps. I've used the TH Distress Doily die and blended DI over it.
The ribbon is seam binding that I've dyed with DI and spritzed with water so the DI reacts with it. The hearts are from a set of Chippies and I've painted them with acrylic paint, then used the fabulous PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze and then painted over it with white acrylic paint. The little embroidery accent came with an order from the lovely Linda from her Etsy shop. If you've not checked this out, you really NEED to !
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