Aug 30, 2016

Down In The Meadow

Good morning friends~  Birgit here with you today and I've got a sweet baby gift to share with you.

I made this little framed deer scene to give to a new mom as part of her baby gift.

I started by cutting lots of different types of greens and flowers using some fabulous dies from Dies R Us.  I'll list everything I used at the end of this post just to make it easier, since I cut way more than I needed or used for this project.

I then added color using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and assembled the flower pieces.  The Marianne Designs Deer were a special order from Dies R Us.  I highly recommend adding your name to their e-mail list so you'll get the first in on special orders and lots and lots of magnificent sales!

I built the base of the scene to fit into a 5"x7" frame, using stitched landscape dies.  You can see where I had to add length to the scene to fit it into the frame but that line isn't going to show once I add all the other pieces.   The fern dies are from Spellbinder and are no longer available but there are a lot of other fern dies available at Dies R Us.

I played around with different layouts until I found the one that made me happiest and then started adhering the layers on.  

I built up the layers and added depth by using foam squares and glue dots that I rolled between my fingers for smaller pieces, like the cattails.

I added some sparkly Stickles to some of the flowers and butterflies for added detail.

I stamped the sentiment from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps "Vintage Baby" onto the space left in the sky.  Some cut grass fills the rest of the front.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. What a beautiful gift for a new baby Birgit! So much detail and dimension, it looks so real. I love all the different greenery and flowers, and the deer are so cute. Such a lovely keepsake too.

  2. Such a lovely baby gift, a one of a kind made with love kind of gift!!! I am sure this will be a keepsake for generations! I am loving all of the details, wow so many wonderful accents to admire! Everything has been put together so perfectly! FABulous!!!

  3. OMG what a beautiful baby gift ... so adorable Birgit! Such a soothing scene you've created with these adorable deer. Awesome inspiration!!

  4. Those deer are so adorable with their innocent faces. I like how you added the lily of the valley and cattails together. So cute!

  5. Oh, Birgit, it is a WONDERFUL gift idea! All those tiny details so carefully and lovingly placed in the sweetest of scenes! Your customization will make this a treasured keepsake!

  6. oh my goodness this is just totally adorable, you put together this scene just fabulous, everything is just perfect, great inspiration!!


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