Friday, September 4, 2009

On vacation ~ blogger's challenge

This week with the bloggers challenge group is all about babies!

I have been wanting to use this set for quite some time, and this was the perfect challenge to get the party started!

I've never been a big fan of using chalk pastels, but after a suggestion from my friend Lee, I tried using them with makeup applicators, which can be found at any drug store.

It was so simple to color these with the right applicator! Thanks Lee!

Also, these cards were going to be identical, just changing the color. My daughter informed me that girls arent into trains, so together we changed the second one..

I'm up at hampton beach today, and will be headed for the mountains, please check out what the bloggers challenge group ladies are up to. As soon as i have internet access, i'll be checking them out too!

Here'a a few close ups.

22 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like basic gray with the pink and blue and you did a great job with the chalks!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Sweet cards, love the softness of the pastels.

MJ said...

Great job on both cards. I have not used my pastel in a long time. Great look.

Tami Black said...

Absolutely love that train image and the way you punched the bear! REally cute cards!

Robin Merriman said...

Very cute Selene! Leave it to Alexis to set you straight!
Love the pastels too!

Lisa said...

I did the same thing and created a card for a boy and a girl. Both cards are great! The pastels give them a soft baby look.

Ida P. Krause said...

Cute Cards. I love that Embossing Folder, it's so pretty.
Well I must tell you that my little granddaughter loves, trucks, trains, cars, dolls, dress-up - So girls can like trains.

Patti Chesky said...

The pastels give that softness that is perfect for a baby card. Both cards are simply adorable!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love that you made 2 of them! My chalks haven't seen the light of day in years!

Connie said...

Very pretty...nice and soft looking!

Nikki Bond said...

These are adorable! {SMILES}

Beth Norman said...

I've been meaning to create some baby cards myself. These are very cute.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- love them! TFS

Marcia P said...

Great colour choices, very nice. I'm not a chalk/pastels person either, but you've done a great job with these.

:) Marcia P

Linda Monroe said...

These are precious. Love the embossing!

Lori said...

What a pretty pair! Your pastel color schemes are perfect.

tonistamps said...

Awesome with the embossed backgrounds! Great cards!

amycara said...

Very pretty cards, Selene! This was one of my favorite new sets this year -- too cute!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are darling Selene! Love how you have the sentiment mounted! Beautifully done! :D

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww...they are both so sweet!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cute! The chalks look great!

Leigh said...

Aaawwww these are so cute.
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