Saturday, July 14, 2012

Baby Blue Eyes

When I was in California for the 4th of July I got a chance to see my friends Scott and Allison who have an adorable baby boy!!  I snapped a great photo that turned out to be perfect for a canvas that I will send them as a gift.
Nate CanvasThis is about 6” x 12”.   I inked the canvas, did some masking, sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-woven burlap,  matted the photo, tinted the artist paste and gathered the  trinkets and embellishments I wanted to use.  Vintage Scrabble tiles, wooden numbers, cast resin ship and vintage button by Um Wow Studio, Tim Holtz- gears, wing, filmstrip, charm, glass bottle.  From Crop Chocolate I used:  Distress Stain-Vintage Photo and Broken China, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain and Broken China, Echo Park Playground cardstock, Basic Grey Micro Mono alphas, Fancy Pants-Family buttons.  I also used a couple of things from m stash…burlap twine, tiny clothes pin, pins, tiny seashells and some blue paint.
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I love the way this turned out but honestly, with that cute little face as the focus, how could I go wrong?!?  What do you think?  Cute huh?!