Monday, September 7, 2015

Addy's 1st Birthday - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Hello friends and Happy Labor Day!  We celebrated our granddaughter's 1st birthday this weekend, and one of her favorite books right now is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Even though she was much more interested in the tissue paper and envelopes than the gifts or cards, I had fun making my interpretation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Take a look:

I started with a watercolored background using Brusho's.  If you've never used it, fun stuff!!  I think it's a bit pricey for a set with lots of different colors, so I just ordered the individual containers of the Cobalt Blue and Purple, so I could try them out to see if I would really use them!  (I've ordered 4 more colors since then!) Jennifer McGuire and Catherine Pooler both do great videos on how to use these intense color crystals if you're interested.  But anyway, I just wet my watercolor paper and sprinkled on the Brusho's and watched the beautiful color appear!  My next step was making the caterpillar, and for this I used the resist technique (see my tutorial HERE) with Versamark and Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Festive Berries Distress Inks, along with a dot stamp from Polka Dot Basics (PTI).  I used a small Spellbinder's circle die to cut out all the circles for the head and body of the caterpillar.  The branch behind the caterpillar is a die cut from the Songbirds collection (PTI)...did you notice the little holes the caterpillar ate through on the leaves?  The sentiment is from Big Birthday Wishes (PTI), and inside sentiment is Penny Black. 

I'll leave you with a few pictures from the party, as yes, I am a proud grandma!! :0)

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  1. An adorable card, Marcia, but Addy steals the show! She's such a sweetie and looks like she enjoyed the frosting!!

  2. Happy birthday to sweet Addy,she reminds me of my first daughter. I'm sure you spoiled her.
    Love th card and gorgeous watercolor background what a cute idea and cad!
    Yes,there is a slit on the coffee cup for the candycanes to slide in. It is the way the die cuts the cup.


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