Friday, March 16, 2012

He's Pretty in Pink...

Hi everyone, Heidi here! My project today is all about the pink... well, and the blue. :) I had my little bambino last month and while he came just a bit early and with a few complications before labor started, what a delight to see his apgar score a whopping 9 and 10 out of 10 because he "pinked" right up. I thought it appropriate then, to use a few pinkish Shimmerz hues on this layout.

To create the background I used my Trash Bag Misting technique (click here to see details). The colors I used first were Spritz in Caribbean Sunset and Vibez in Pop Art Pink, and then I went back and added Shimmerz new Coloringz in Heidi Ho Blue. After this dried, I used my sewing machine to stitch pieces of patterned paper (thank you to Swirlydoos for a gorgeous March Kit!) and my photo onto the layout, distressing the edges of the paper as I went.

I then added some molding paste for effect, and used a bamboo stick to add Pearlz in Pretty in Pink and Shimmerz in Peachy Keen to the inside framing of my photo and around some of the elements. Underneath the flaps of distressed paper edges I also added some more Peachy Keen. 

Then to finish the layout off, I scraped some Pearlz in Samrock onto some masking tape and after it dried I applied some Pearlz in Mint Julip and Shimmerz in Frosty's Got The Blues for added color effect. 

So pretty. And He was so pretty, lol. I know, I know, I am slightly biased!

I used all of the colors (plus more) in the Limited Edition Spring set for this layout... do you have yours yet?!!!
xx Heidi


Stac said...

Such a sweet baby and an equally sweet LO! Thanks Heidi!!!

naop said...

owww What a precious photo to go with such a sweet LO. It all looks so wonderful together, Heidi!

Stacey Young said...

Beautiful and precious!!!

Christie Bryant said...

Congratulations Heidi, he's perfect!
What a gorgeous layout too! :)