Wednesday, February 21, 2007

4 Precious Little Monkeys

Ty and 3 of his cousins were all born in the year of the monkey. It was great cos all 3 of my sister--in-laws and I were pregnant together and I picked up a lot of tips and advise from them. They all had baby girls so Ty was the prince (The Hubby said thorn) among the roses.....Haha.

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazill Basics Paper and Making Memories; Alpha Chipboard: Basic Grey; Chipboard Word Tile: L'il Davis; Word Sticker: DCWV; Ribbon: American Crafts; Acrylic Paint: Making Memories; Pen: ZIG Opaque; Corner Rounder: Carl.

This LO came together quite easily. I thought of basic LOs by Cathy Zielske, from Simple Scrapbooks (whose LOs are really fabulously simple), that would always have an even border on the edges. A defining clear border makes a simple statement and gives your LO clean edges. It also allows you to use minimal embellishments thus letting you have minimal fuss. As you may have noticed, I didn't use any patterned paper hence less hassle.

The L'il Davis Chipboard Word tile 'Precious' comes in a pack for baby girl which I bought during my second pregnancy...yes I was convinced baby No.2 would be a girl. The word 'little' was cut out from a sticker quote from a DCWV pack for Boys and stuck onto brown cardstock and edged with acrylic paint. I was trying to match the warm colours of the photos by using browns and yellows. Not too sure if that turned out very well though.


JazzScraps said...

Oooh!!! They are sooo cute! So nice to have pics of them together!

Btw..ya I know you'll offer me access to your embossing stash! He! He! Thanks for the invite! I should try card-making & embossing! Really like Sleepless' "Handmade card" stamp she did on one of her cards. Will let you know if I'm coming to raid!!

Sleepless said...

Very Nice!!

Hope you never stop listing out what materials you use because its really very helpful!

"MONKEY" are Basic Grey chipboards ?

and I really must get those white/opaque ZIG pens!

Scrapper-holic said...

Jazz: Anytime ya!!

Sleepless: The number 4 and the letters are Basic Grey Undressed Chipboards. They come in various fonts and i got them from Pictures 2 Pages. The ZIG Opaque pens are fabulous but sometimes you have to write over your wording twice to make it more white if u know what i mean. I bought mine in a pack of 4 (White, black, gold and silver) from Creative Hands in Taka. Make sure you pop by there when you go to Singapore.