Tuesday, September 6, 2011

(Again) Better Late Than Never

Hi all. Thanks for popping by.

Now you may recall that little Pippa (my newest niece) was born in May this year (shown in this post.) Well (finally) I can share with you all my birth gift to her. Did you ever have one of those projects that you thought would come together relatively easily....and then have the total opposite happen??? This is such a project!!

When Jessica was born, I stamped a candle for her (here). I wanted to do the same for Pippa. I was CERTAIN of the image I wanted to use, and of course, the card had to co-ordinate!! The Craft's Meow (TCM) have beautiful stamps. Butterfly Kisses is such a favourite of mine. I have used it a couple of times. Pippa's was the first time I had used the main image on a candle. Also...not being one to bite of more than I could chew (yeah right), I decided to try another technique with the card - Faux Silk. There are many tutorials out there, but I have linked the one I followed.

Here is Pippa's Birth card....

Not my usual style huh??? Having said that, I was more than ecstatic that it came out on the paper the way I had it in my head!! Here is a close up of the faux silk and my lace flower. It was done by using a decorative scalloped lace and running a tacking stitch through the flat side and then pulling the thread taut to make a circle and tying the ends together. The brad was then inserted through the middle. Hope that makes sense??

The way to stamp on a candle is in one of the linked tutorials. One of the reasons why this post is so late is that sadly the pics I had taken of the candle were HORRIBLE to say the least and taken in v v poor light, so I had to ask Pippa's Mum to take some and send them to me. This was Pippa's birth candle....


and back

If you'd also indulge me a tad further, I'd like to share with you some pics of my devine little niece...

10 weeks old

and taken 23/8/11

Will be back soon with more fun and creativity, Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Pretty In Pink (PIP), Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP (ret)
Ink: (SU) Pretty in Pink, SWM's in Perfect Plum and PIP, Perfect Plum and PIP on Candle
Stamps: TCM - Butterfly Kisses, SU - Lovely Letters Alphabet, Best Yet, Simple Type Alphabet Numbers
Punches: (SU) Large and Small Tag Punch
Other Bits: SU Antique Brads, Dimensionals, Scallop lace fm stash, Small pink ric-rac fm stash, Nestabilities Labels 8, Pop-up Glue Dots

Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Lynda! I soooo enjoyed stopping for a few minutes to read your post ... and had to smile with your description of the process (including photographing) of this gorgeous creation! And ... the photos of Pippa are adorable. Bree said she is jealous of all that hair! (I will add a pic soon on my blog to show you how bald she is!!!) Take care, Hunny! Hugs xxaxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, this is absolutely precious! Perfect for sweet baby Pippa! (I love that name!) And the candle... wow!!!! :)