This may not be the most exciting drink to be sharing, but this bottle goes everywhere I go now, full of cool water to ensure I do not get hydrated. I have decided that I am allowing myself to craft for as long as this bottle of water lasts. After that, I must do something else for a while, then I can go back with another bottle of water and craft again. Being a Thermos, it keeps the temperature just as I like it, and it does not leak, so if it falls over, there is no problem. I am linking this post to Elizabeth's Comforting Blog Hop - T is for Tuesday.
As you know, my crafting has been seriously limited in recent months. However, panic really set in this week. You may remember that we went to a wedding in Spain a couple of years ago. The young couple had a beautiful baby daughter in May this year. It has taken me till now to do them a card, but as they were coming down to stay with his family this last weekend, I thought that I really must finish it. The trouble was that I knew what I wanted to do, but could not find the pattern, so it ended up as a major panic on Friday and Saturday to get it done. When I was at college years ago, I could cope with very late nights and very early mornings to meet deadlines, but these days I need my sleep.
This is a decoupage from the Crafters Companion Flower Fairies, mounted on white pearlescent card. It was a bit too white so I applied a little chalk around the edges to soften and blend in. I did the same to the date and her name before glueing them in place.
I sprayed the whole thing with fixer to stop the chalk smudging, and added a little glitter on her wings. If you peer very hard, you might just see a sparkle.
This card was not quite such a rush, just needing the insert doing and my label stuck on the back. The stamps were from Hobby Art and are a mixture of three different sets all mixed in together. They are good landscape stamps, although they are not as robust as my favourite Clarity stamps, so they need a little more care.
If you peer very hard at the signpost, you might pick out the name on there. My first attempt gave me an upside down wall with the fence underneath the stone wall. Don't think that would work very well in real life.
It is all coloured in with my Derwent water colour pencils, and mounted on pearlescent card.
Having had dinner and finished yet another bottle of water, I think it is time for a short power nap, otherwise known as an afternoon nap. I have visitors tonight so I need some snooze time to last out without being so rude as to yawn all through their visit.