Monday, January 1, 2018

Framed Animals Baby Gift

Hello and welcome to the first post of 2018! It's a new year and I hope it will be a very good one. Both kids managed to stay awake until midnight yesterday. Anton painted two cups for them that they can keep as a memory. They are in the oven as I am typing this. 

It is special that the first day of the year also is a Monday, because that means that we are kicking off a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challlenge on the very first day of the year. Aptly, our theme is Something New. It could be a new product, a new baby, a new year, or anything else you can think off. Since it is also the first Monday of a new month, the team is showcasing products by a specific company / designer, and this month it is Simon Says Stamp exclusive products. You don't have to use them to join, but it is always fun if you do. 


Our January guest designer is Amber Sheaves, don't miss her creative post.

Layers of ink - Framed Animals Baby Gift by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book dies

I made a gift for a new born baby, my little nephew and the boys' youngest cousin, whom we met for the first time at Christmas. The wall-hanger was decorated with some brand new SSS Picture Book dies. This frame was kept quite plain and simple, since my sister likes that. 

I used a Tim Holtz Mini Framed Panel as my base and painted it with gesso. It was dry brushed with blue and brown paints when dry.

Layers of ink - Framed Animals Baby Gift by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book dies

The Picture Book Elephant and Zebra comes from the new Friends collection. That elephant is so cute, and as you might know, I love elephants. You read right, the second animal it is supposed to be a Zebra, but I thought the die worked just as well for a giraffe, so I turned mine into a giraffe instead. The animals were die cut from felt. Most of it is wool felt, but I didn't have it in all colors, so some is ordinary felt. The eyes were die cut from white paper and I added a black dot to them. 

Layers of ink - Framed Animals Baby Gift by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book dies

I also used the Picture Book Panda, which is always a favorite with babies. The background was done by smearing texture paste through the Latticework stencil and when dry, painting it white. It gave a bit of texture, while still being very neutral.

Layers of ink - Framed Animals Baby Gift by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book dies

I finished the frame with a piece of lace trim and linen ribbon. The hearts were die cut from felt too, with the Clipping Heart die. I don't know if you can see it, but I used a little Crazing Medium on the frame too.


I hope you will join us this week in our Something New challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies


Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK ELEPHANT
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK ZEBRA
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK PANDA
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets OCEAN WAVES
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets BLACK
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets NIGHT SKY
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets White Felt
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FRAMED PANELS
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil LATTICEWORK
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint GROUND ESPRESSO
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LACE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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16 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, soft and delicate! I love the stenciled background a lot and the fluffy animals are wonderful. Happy New Year! Hugs, Macarena

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  2. Oh, how adorable is that?! The perfect gift to adorn a new nursery.
    Alison x

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    1. Oops - meant to say Happy New Year too!!
      Ax

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  3. How cute is this!! I am sure your sister will absolutely love this! Totally Adorable!! :-)❤️

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2018!

    p.s, looking forward to seeing Anton's cups! ;-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. This is just darling! I love it, a lovely gift.

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  5. What a beautiful art deco piece Anna-Karin.The Picture Book animals are adorable with the felt. Super cute!

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  6. What an adorable baby gift, Anna-Karin! I love the texture of the felt against your background. Great way to use those critters! Happy New Year, I'm looking forward to our time together again! hugs, Maura

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  7. This could not be more darling if you tried, Anna-Karin! Absolutely brilliant! The plush texture is perfect for this application :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. This is so adorable and what an amazing gift, I bet it will be much loved 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

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  9. You did a fantastic job on this piece! I thought you were especially clever to turn your zebra into a giraffe! I just wanted to reach out and touch these fuzzy little creatures, too, and love how you created so much dimension. Lovely!

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  10. this is so adorable Anna-Karn, I'm in love with those fuzzy felt cuties...hugs kath xxx

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  11. This is just adorable Anna-Karin! I love the softness of the whole project and the colour scheme is just perfect for a child's bedroom...it's stunning! :)

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  12. Oh my, this gift panel is super cute! Anna-Karin. Those animals are so adorable. Great inspiration! :)

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  13. These little fellas are adorable to the maxx!!!! Love this project Anna-Karin!

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  14. These are so cute, Anna-Karin! They look amazing in felt! Best wishes for 2018! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Oh my ! That’s such an adorable frame !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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