Here is the first card I have made since my operation. I was hoping that 10 days post surgery I'd be in less pain now and have more movement. Maybe I wanting it to be better too soon. I am off to see the Physio on 3 January 2014, back to see the Consultant on 8 January 2014 and then I start some private physio sessions on 10 January 2014 as it is a 60 mile round trip to the hospital where I had my surgery and my husband needs to take time off work to take me whereas the local one I can get a taxi to.
Onto my card. No laughing with my colouring. It's the best I can do at the moment. I also did a colour scheme I steer clear of normally or yellow and orange. Not sure why I don't like using these colours.
The image I have used is from Sweet Pea Stamps and is by the artist Karen Middleton. It is called "New Year Mouse" and is available as a digital stamp. I think this image could be used for other occasions than just for New Year ie birthdays, anniversaries etc.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens. Maybe using the colour scheme of yellow and orange was excuse to try out two of my new yellow Graph'it pens I got for Christmas.
The backing papers are from my stash. On the bottom paper I have embossed it using a clock mask and then inked with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge distress ink. I have used a Visible Image clock stamp around the image. The card has been finished off with some fibres, peel-off sentiment and some flowers punched out of the left-over backing papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the year ie revisit a previous challenge topic (I have chosen the challenge on 13 August 2013 of "Occasion-ally" as I thought that celebrating the arrival of the New Year is an occasion worth celebrating!!)
Stamping Sensations - Free and easy
The Crafter's Cafe - Happy New Year
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - 2014 wishes
Graph'it - Anything goes