Tuesday 27 February 2018

Baby wall art using Sara's Signature Little Angel Collection

 Hello and welcome back to our popular Anything Goes week over at  Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.

As you know, we had a new addition to our family late last year when our first Grandchild, Alice, was born.  I wanted to make something for her but I am an atrocious knitter so I raided my stash and made this wall plaque to welcome her.

1) Take a papier-mache plaque and remove the paper cord before coating it with white gesso.

2) Paint the plaque front with grey paint. I used a tester pot of emulsion paint that I had in from when we decorated my craft room. When it is dry, repeat on the back and then give everything a second coat.

3) Take the Memory Box stencil 'Stars Starry Nights' and place it on the plaque so you can spread glitter texture paste through it. This was a little time consuming because the stencil is smaller than the plaque, so you have to do it in stages, letting the paste dry each time before moving onto the next bit.

4) Die cut the Friendly Elephant ( from Crafter's Companion) using some paper from the CC Little Angel paper pad and ink through the die to enhance the features. Curl the elephant's ear and then cut it again from some white card and stick it to the back to give the image some structure.

5) Die cut the heart balloon from the Balloon Trio set from the same CC range using some stripey paper from the same pad. Cut the strings from some coordinating paper.

6) Cut three banners from grey card using one of the PTI Countdown details die and stamp and white emboss the words from PTI Wonderful Words: Baby Stamp Set.

7) Stamp the greeting on the back in Smoky Shadow ink using a mixture of Avery Elle Lovely Letters alphabet stamps and PTI Love Lives Here.

8) Finish off by adhering the elephant and balloons to the front and replacing the paper cord.

I'd like to play along at

Shopping our Stash #343 - Stashed Stencils

International Art and Soul Challenge #27 - Use stuff you already own

Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occasion

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Carole said...

This is super Carol...made with love...and skill of course. I love all your stars and your pink hearts and elephant. I bet this will become a keepsake and is hanging proudly in her room. Wonderful! You Granddaughter has a lovely name too!

cotnob said...

A beautiful plaque Carol, such a wonderful gift - it will look lovely hanging in Alice's Nursery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Julie B said...

Aww, so cute. I'm sure Alice will treasure it as she gets older.
Hope the snow isn't too bad around you. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So wonderful and done with so much love. Alice will cherish this all her life.

Ina G said...

OMGosh this is so special and so beautiful. Made with so much love and care. A true treasured piece of memorabilia here Carol. Simply stunning in those soft soothing colours Grandma!

Darnell said...

Alice will keep this as a treasured memento forever, Carol! It is so sweet and such a beautiful work of wall art!! Hugs, Darnell

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh!!! this is just adorable, this wall plaque is so very special and beautiful and I'm sure Alice will keep it always.
The little die cut elephant looks so sweet under that amazing stenciled starry sky.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again soon.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, how adorable it is, Carol. That cute pink elephant :), sweet dreams ...

Stamping Bubbles said...

Gorgeous little plaque, somethignyour Grand-daughter won't grow out of. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thanks for joining us at INTAAS with your gorgeous card, so sweet!

Bobby said...

This is darling, Carol, and something Alice will treasure forever.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love love love this!! So pretty and very beautiful Carol!

Monika Reeck said...

ooh so so sweeet I love that elephant pink and pink balloons too and that tiny banner is sweeet
the texture star is adorable added Carol
Alice if she is 2 or 3 years old and see this she must be proud of you
sweet creation

Mimi said...

This is such a sweet gift for your new granddaughter, and such sweet colors. Great job on this modern nursery piece! Thank you for sharing this at Shopping Our Stash!

Gwendolyn said...

What a darling wall plaque you made for your granddaughter, I'm sure she loved it! It wold definitely brighten any room! Hugs, Gwendolyn


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