This card is for Virginia's challenge, which can be found here. I do not have a diecut machine, but I do have lovely fellow card-makers who send me them. This one is a circle diecut that Sue sent me ages ago. I have tried to cut out a circle with scissors, it is never perfect. Actually I was inspired by Virginia herself as she has used alcohol inks on her card backgrounds a lot lately.
On this card I used alcohol inks on glossy card stock for the background and white embossed the image. For the circle I used distress inks to stamp this Poppy from Hero Arts. Surely I thought the colors of alcohol and distress inks would not let themselves be combined, but they do. My other source of inspiration is in this post from Laura Jane. She reminded me of the Tapestry background stamp from Hero Arts, which I have used on this card.
Just sharing a photo of Mother and child. Vivian with a sleeping Seréna in her arms. Actually I have some photos of her now with her eyes open and she is beginning to recognize us and smile.
Rodney is home from Hospital but his intestines are playing up again while the ulcers in his mouth are clearing up - seems a no-win situation at the moment. Here is an article which was published to promote awareness of this illness, as it seems that in the UK alone, 260,000 people suffer with it.