9 Dec 2013

A New Baby

I think a new baby is something that puts a big fat smile on most peoples faces..so when little Gabriella arrived I wanted to do something special. I have admired Finnabair's style for a long time but have yet to attend one of her classes. I have watched loads and loads of tutorials on you tube of pieces inspired by her so decided I would have a go..

So off to Boot's I went to get a real photograph printed. I chose one of her lying on stomach and set to work.

I took a piece of grey board 10x10 inches and gave it a coat of snowflake, then decided where to put the photograph. then it was just a matter of placing loads of embellishments.flowers, buttons,filgree wrap,die cut...what ever came to hand. The layout was inspired by Gabrielle Pollacco, you can watch here

                                             Work in progress

               Then when everything was stuck down I painted it all white.

Then it was time to add some colour so I watered down some butternut and some very berry and sprayed it randomly making sure to dry in between sprays. I added some glimmer mist in toffee apple mainly around the embellishments. Dried that and added some more very berry to the bottle and concentrated that around the embellishments.Next I used chocolate pudding to add a bit of a shadow around the raised bits and dried that off

Once that was all dry and I was happy with the colour I dry brushed  all the raised bits with snowflake to bring them all to the front again...

                                     Here are some close ups...

                And here is the finished piece!! Isn't she just too gorgeous :D

I absolutely loved working on this project because there are no rules!! and I am very happy with the finished piece which is not something I often say, and the proud new parents loved it!!! and that is what I wanted..so as they say job done!!!

I will blog some more piccies of the baby and family soon...

Thanks for stopping by.....



  1. Great take on the Finnabair style Lin and your new family member looks so sweet. Loving that colour combo.

    Sam xx

  2. She is gorgeous and so is your card. In fact it's stunning. X

  3. I love it, you have captured Finnabair style really well. The colours are perfect for the project.


  4. That's gorgeous hunni! Lovely keepsake. Looks like uve got Finns style down to a tee! xxx

  5. Fantastic work Lin, and baby Gabriella is a beauty!

  6. That is stunning Lin! Love your 'Finn' style and the colours are so pretty without being too sickly sweet IYKWIM! Beautiful photo of Gabriella too!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Breath-taking, Lin!!! Julie Ann xxx

  8. Lin, that is STUNNING. I love the colours you used & of course, Gabriella is adorable.

  9. Oh Lin, this is gorgeous! And what a beautiful baby!

    Lucy x

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous Lin! Beautiful baby and you are so happy.

    Etsuko xx


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