For the layout, I've taken elements from a couple of sketches on the very excellent pagemaps site. As the pictures are of my little boy having his first taste of jelly (raspberry), I've cut wobbly edges for elements on the page and featured quite a bit of red. Here it is. I'd love to know what you think!
What I used:
Papers: Basic Grey Cupcake, Core'dinations navy blue card
Embellishments: Papermania paper flowers, Basic Grey Cupcake chipboard shapes and cardstock stickers, Papermania Alphaminis cardstock "Curly" alphabet (white).
Tools: Basic Grey "Journal Swash" stamps, See D's Hearts Alphabet stamps, Whispers permanent brushmarkers, Red Colorbox chalk ink, Blue Whispers dye ink
- I don't know how many alphabets I'll have to own before I'll have the right colour to hand most of the time, but I'm not there yet! I used white cardstock stickers, which are quite glossy, so I coloured them with permanent markers.
- I wanted the "st" in "1st" to be small, but the alphabet I chose didn't have anything suitable, so I stamped something instead. I stamped onto the edge of the alphabet sticker sheet to make sure the textures matched. This meant stamping with a permanent marker, as it's quite glossy stuff. You can only really manage this for small stamps as the ink dries too quickly. Be generous with the ink and work quickly.
- I used Core'dinations cardstock as a base, so I was able to sand the edges before inking them to get a nice fine red border to the project.