Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop

My Favorite Things is proud to be a part of Layton's Legacy Blog Hop to honor
blogging friend Lea Lawson's son Layton and raise funds to purchase Starbucks®
gift cards.

From her own experiences, Lea knows firsthand how overwhelming and scary it can 
be to have a child in the NICU and wants to provide some comfort to parents/caregivers 
whose children are in the NICU ward of the University of Minnesota Masonic 
Children's Hospital. 

Lea has provided a mood board with a woodland theme.

Here is how I was inspired by the board, with a little green thrown in.

I used three colors of alcohol inks on Yupo paper and let the colors move with
the blending solution. It resembled mountains, sky, and grass so I stopped and let
the piece dry, then cut it with a stitched rectangle. The bear, hedgehog, and owl
were stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics. Some
details were added to the bear with Prismacolor pencils.

I assembled the trees and animals on the panel, then adhered it to a Natural
card base. The card was finished off with the stamped sentiment.

Visit Lea's blog for all the details on the fundraiser and how you can help
families of NICU patients or if you simply want to send cards to Lea to pass on
to affected families.