I blogged last year about my involvement with The Babes Project, a local organisation that provides care and support to women facing unexpected and crisis pregnancies. I have the pleasure of creating cards for them to pass on once the babies are born. I really love all that they stand for and I also really love that I can help out in a practical way even though it’s a very small way. I’m trying to live out Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart.
I try to keep up with demand and often create several of one design with different colour variations that hopefully suit the personalities of the women they care for. For example, I know some don’t like pink for girls, some don’t like pastels etc. so I try my best to cater for them all!
My next lot of cards will be sent over in the next day or two so I thought I’d share a peek. This bunch features the little bunny from Baby We’ve Grown which is possibly the cutest stamp in the catalogue! I also wanted to make these cards a little more bold than traditional baby colours so I’ve watercoloured on Canvas Creations to create a background and then die cut letters with the Big Shot. I love how they’ve turned and and how each one is different.
Did you notice I even got creative and did a diagonal watercolour background on the rainbow card?
Isn’t it great when unexpected things happen during the crafting process? For me, the surprise was how much some of the backgrounds looked like landscapes. Watch this space for further exploration in this area! Here’s a picture without the lettering so you can see what I mean.
I’m just visualising a beachscape and the countryside right now.
Until next time…