This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge is a fun one! We're celebrating the birth of fraternal twins born to a sweet couple, Andrea and Erik. They've been married for 19 years and have suffered through miscarriages until finally, at the age of 44, Andrea gave birth to twins. Yay!! Every time I hear a story like this, it makes me smile all the way from my heart. I know quite personally how hard it is to go through a pregnancy after miscarriages, and I know the amazing joy of bringing a child safely into the world after months of waiting and worrying. So I am thrilled to send this card to Erik and Andrea with my very best thoughts and wishes.
I just love this image of a mother cradling her child. The sentiment is a Christmas one, but I think it fits perfectly.
I started by stamping my image and sentiment on Solar White, then used watercolor crayons and brushes lightly dipped in water to color the image. I used the direct-to-paper method to add blue and pink ink to another panel of Solar White and adhered the stamped panel to the inked one. I attached pink and blue patterned papers to a Solar White card base, then added a satiny white ribbon to cover the seam. I attached the stamped piece to the card base to complete the front of the card. I also stamped a sentiment on the inside which reads, "It's the smallest things that fill your heart."
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Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 10:58 AM
Amy, a lovely card for the twins this week!! Beautiful image!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 83152
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:09 PM
What a lovely peaceful, calm looking image. You're the second person to have used a Christmas sentiment, and they really do work perfectly. Well done on still fitting in the blue and pink in the background even though you have just the one beautiful image panel.