Long post warning!!!
Well I missed the last two challenges at Simply Less is More. Although I started cards for both weeks, life just got in the way and they didn`t get posted. So I was determined to join in ths week no matter what.
As it`s a 5 saturday month we have a Lucky Dip with the title LITTLE ONES. This could mean babies, children, small animals or tiny elements on our cards.
I`ve chosen to make a baby card.
I cut out two tags using a Die- namics die from patterned paper and white vellum and tied them with some pink twine.
The BABY die is from Die- Versions cut from pink paper. I used Chrissie`s tip of backing the paper with double sided tape before cutting, sooo much easier for sticking down.
To finish I added two tiny butterflies with teeny gems.
Well, call me cheapskate all you like but I do like a cheaper version of some things .Embossing Paste is so expensive but I love the effect and have tried in the past to make my own from an online recipe but wasn`t too impressed. The other day while browsing Pinterest I found another recipe and this one is fabulous. It uses talc so is much whiter and is so easy to make.
All you need is...
1/4 cup of talc ( I used baby talc)
1 tbsp craft glue ( cheap PVA works great)
1 tbsp white Acrylic paint
A little water
Plastic spoon or similar for stirring.
Just mix the ingrediants together then add a tiny bit of water until you get the consistancy of toothpaste.
The best thing is, it smells gorgeous even when dry.
Once I`d tried it I thought about colouring it so bought some more paint, thinking that if it didn`t work, I`d probably use the paints anyway.
I started with 3 main colours.
I chose these colours because from them I can mix, Green, Orange and possibly purple/ lilac and ofcourse they can all be mixed with varying amounts of white for different shades.
The baby card I made today is white with a tiny amount of Rose Madder.
Just need some more stencils now and there`ll be no stopping me.
Really quick Ruby update;
The bacterial infection has all gone now although there is still some fungal infection on Ruby`s liver and spleen but the anti fungal meds are dealing with that. She was hoping to come home on wednesday but had a sudden tiny spike in her temperature, 38.1%, and if it goes above 38% it means more bloods and cultures have to be taken. It is such a pain but then it`s not worth risking so hopefully she will be home either today or tomorrow. Then we can have Christmas Yippee!
Thanks for sticking with me, I know it was a long one today...Lynne xxx