Following on from my last post I would love to be able to tell you that everything is moving on a pace, however in reality all that has happened is that I have swopped a plaster cast for an arm brace; same form of torture just a different piece of equipment. And instead of my arm being fixed at right angles to my body it is now at 45 degrees. If you were looking at me as though I were a clock the time would be 2 o'clock - my forearm being the little hand! As I recently commented to my buddies on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team the humour of the inmates in the plaster room of the fracture clinic is not lost on me!
Anyway, still with a positive attitude, I have being pushing myself to cope with everyday life single left handedly. So far I can report that in the last week I have dressed myself unaided, well almost (couldn't quite manage to pull my boots on), washed my own hair (long and very wet process), cut my hubby's hair (safely and without ear loss) and...sound the trumpets TA DAH... crafted!! The card below is testement to that; the only thing I didn't do was cut out the die cuts and the matting, layering and final assembly. I had superb assistance from Glenda in that regard. But I did do the stamping and the embossing (after Glenda had added EP that is) and all the colouring and background tinting.
Rose Stem Script which is Chocolate Baroque's Stamp of the Week. I stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and embossed with clear powder - you can do this if you (or your good friend) are quick. I then coloured the image with Copics, tinted the background with PanPastels Violet Tint and the edges with Violet. This was then mounted onto coloured cardstock, with the scallops being cut from the same card using Spellbinders Blossom and Tag Accents and attached to a slim card. A small circle was punched out from white card, cut in half and added to the scalloped edges. And finally..... I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
So when you feel that things are impossible remember the advert for American Express "impossible is two letters too long" - I think I'm well on the way to agreeing with them.