Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Born Free

It's wonderful to be back! The jury is still out on whether or not my neck surgery was a success. I'm still in quite a bit of pain. We're giving it time to see if it needs to heal more or if they will need to go back and tweak things a bit. Meanwhile I'm very limited with what I can do with stamping. I've managed to color a total of 8 images since my surgery on August 20th. Just call me speedy. :)



This is a card that I made before my surgery. The beautiful horse image makes me think of the song "Born Free". The background is done using the Crinkled Chalk technique. You can find the instructions here. I used dye inks, which don't give quite as vivid of a background, but they're what I had in the colors I needed. The stitching at the bottom is faux stitching.



Supplies:

Stamps: Three Graces - Coronado Island Stamps
Paper: Handmade paper - Provo Craft
Ink: Archival Ink Sepia; Adirondack Caramel and Butterscotch; gel pen
Accessories: Eyelets

Blessings
  • The outpouring of love and caring from my family and friends since my surgery.
  • Our friend, Lloyd, was able to go home on Friday!!! It was one week short of 3 months after his accident. Please continue to pray for him as he continues to attend out patient physical, occupational and speech therapies.
  • Mark purchased $106 worth of groceries for $2!!! He is amazing with his ability to find good deals.
  • Mark's faithfulness in caring for me and showing me such true love through all of the physical problems I've had.
Have a fabulous day!!!
Inky hugs!
Shelly

3 comments:

Holley said...

Hope your surgery went well. Great to have you back!!

Danni said...

It's so good to have you back! I hope that you continue to heal and feel better.
Gorgeous card..just love it!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card! TFS.