They are now 10 weeks old and out of Neonatal ward. They are in a room together. They have finally all hit 4lb each with Chase the smallest at just 4lb and Illa the biggest at 4.5lb. Demi is still having a bit of help breathing but they are all doing so well its time to share.
Mum is doing very well and is breastfeeding them all. Their 2 year old brother is struggling a bit with having to share mum so much but is getting there and dad was given some local time in the army so he could be nearby but has now had to go so its time for us all to step up and help when they go home.
I am totally amazed by this wonderful young mother who takes everything in her stride and always looks so serine. I know I had my twins 23 yrs ago but I know I never looked so relaxed.
I went to see them last Thursday but they were still in special Care and no one was allowed touch, tell you it was soon hard not to sneak one out in my bag.
Alright enough gushing but really aren't they beautiful???
I have done two cards, one with the outline of the butterflies blended and the other
With the butterflies themselves blended.
On this card I used the full size card and taped down the stencil that is a Stamplorations one and blended with Distress Inks and tried to keep it light as I can be a bit heavy handed with my blending.
I kept the blending around the outline and didn't carry it all the way over. After that I used one of the butterfly sentiment stamps and inked up in the same colours as the areas blended and stamped to add some texture.
I then removed the stencil added a few enamel dots and stamped the sentiment in black.
Exactly the same idea with this card, just a different stencil. This one is of the butterflies and is from Urban Artist. They are smaller so I just reduced the size of the card slightly.
Was quite happy with the end results on both, they were very easy to do and after I finished I realised I hadn't done what I needed to do to enter them in one of the challenges I was thinking of.
This appears to be becoming a habit and I think I need to read blog carefully before I start on card so I am at least heading in the right direction. I was thinking of going in Loll and Bonnie's CAS Mix up but thought I used watercolour ink I did not watercolour I blended and I don't have a third step so will have to force myself (yeah right!!) to do some more cards tomorrow.
But still fine to add to:
Thanks for coming to look and I hope you come again soon.