Extra Special Baby Shower Gift

Custom Baby Stats Print | mamasbrush #easybabygift #beginningwatercolor #babyshowergift #sunflowerdecor #babystats #yellow

I’ve mentioned before here and here that I believe every baby needs a party! When a family already has children, instead of a full blown party, we set up a gift table at church and invite the church family to bring gifts to celebrate with and bless the family over a few Sundays.

This past July a sweet little baby was born, so with sunflowers as my theme, I sent out invitations and set up the table. This time I decided to try one of my inspiration pins. A cute little idea I’d seen over at one of my favorite illustrator’s. I think it turned out sweet.

Custom Baby Stats Print | mamasbrush #easybabygift #beginningwatercolor #babyshowergift #sunflowerdecor #babystats #yellow

I started by sketching everything out, added watercolor and finished it with my black art pens. Then I added the date and time, weight and length of the baby. 🙂 It makes me smile. We have a new member of our family, so I’m going to try this next one with my digital tablet soon!

If you like my sunflower baby stat print, would you mind pinning the image below or sharing it with other social media? I really appreciate your support!

Custom Baby Stats Print | mamasbrush #easybabygift #beginningwatercolor #babyshowergift #sunflowerdecor #babystats #yellow

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Woodland Animal Nursery Art in Watercolor (and a quilt)

Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture

My sister-in-law is expecting her first baby in July and they are going with a woodland animal theme in the nursery.

And then we got the invitation for her baby shower… in California.  Yeah.  We didn’t go.  Not that I have anything against California.  I’m a California girl deep deep down.  I lived there my whole life until I got married and moved east.  But it’s far.  And far is expensive.

But we sent a gift.

Woodland Animal Baby QuiltMy oldest daughter is 10 and she got a sewing machine for her birthday last year.  I try to find real life practical ways she can practice straight lines, so I came up with a simple quilt pattern that would hide the imperfections.  I did all the cutting, her 6 year old sister helped me match the blocks, and she sewed them all together.  The whole top came together in a couple hours.  I did the rest… layering and quilting and binding.

But I wanted to paint something too.  So I started with that cute animal print in the quilt.

Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Ephesians 4:32

They aren’t the same… I added some of my own style into each illustration.  But I did start with the fabric print.

Raccoon - Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Matthew 7:8

Then I added the word.  And fit them together on the cards.

Then I picked a verse for each of them that I thought matched the character/behavior of each animal pretty well.  It was a fun part of the project.

Here they are up close so you can see the verses better:

img_3706img_3707Fox - Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Proverbs 1:7Squirrel - Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Ecclesiastes 9:10

Gathering here.