a good friend of ours recently gave birth to a sweet little girl named Lennon Faith. i wanted to make something a little special for her, so i got out all of my paper punches, pastel chalks, glue sticks, scissors, girly scrapbook papers, calligraphy nibs...and made this:
a little accordion style book/card documenting Lennon's birth information....
in the midst of a happy flower garden!
the lettering was done using my favorite calligraphy nib and gouache. the sunshine, flowers and leaves have been created using paper punched shapes, and i rubbed pastel chalk around the edges. the little birds were just cut from scrap paper and the grass was drawn in using colored pencil. some of the flower centers were sewn using embroidery floss. polka dot chiffon ribbon has been attached to the back of the book and ties in front to keep it closed.
and now to clean up...see photo number 1!
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