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for inside it is black... it is also, red and purple and blue and green and orange and all the colours of the rainbow. I am showing you my true colours.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Little Echidnas

This is a DT challenge I had recently from the store. This is the sweetest paper, and for the life of me I can't remember the name. I can't even look at what it is because the layout is in the store. But the challenge came from the idea that who ever got this DT pack had to leave the little echidnas intact. (I think the paper is english and they are actually hedgehogs but I'm going with the whole echidna thing, we have Easter Bilbys, not bunnys in this house). I was really glad I got it and I loved leaving the little treasures out for all to see, the paper is so sweet and it suited a baby layout to a T. This is my little princess just a couple of hours old. I glimmer misted and then used the beautiful tattered rose distress stickles along one edge to highlight those chipboard flourishes. I love distress stickles, they and the glam without the glitz. They are much gentler looking so they really suit the soft layouts.
Anyone who speaks to me for more than a minute will quickley find out I don't sew (on my pages anyway) and I don't cut out. Well I have done both on this layout, even if I did give it my own special twist. I punched holes with my big bite and "sewed" in that ribbon. I actually really like the look and I love that it was a lot easier than a needle and thread! I also cut out the leaves on the paper, but I only cut 2/3 of each, left them attached to the paper, and just curled them up to give it a bit of depth and texture. I touched the edges of all of those with the distress stickles again! I was on a roll!

I can't believe that is my little Eliza, I can hardly remember her being that little! Mind you she wasn't that little, she has been my biggest baby so far. She was a whopping 8lb 8oz which probably isn't very big for some babies but I am only 5ft myself! She (unlike the boys) has changed so much to look at since she was born.

Take care of each other,
see you soon.
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Anonymous said...

Nah - I don't reckon she has changed that much, although good that she doesn't have the funny hairstyle she had when she was tiny! Love the layout hun - too cute with those little echnidas!

Jenny said...

Love the cutting out and sewing Meg - That paper is really cutsey.