I thought I would share a little challenge that I was set by my friend Sally over at Crafty Salutations. You see we discovered a long while ago that we share a fetish for sky's and trees along with Adirondack dye inks and tree stamps, both of which neither of us have enough...............yeh, right ! Details of the ingredients and where to buy are further down.
Sally knew I was stressing waiting for my hospital results (I'll tell you about them in a mo) so Sunday evening rang me to say she was mailing me a picture she had taken at the weekend and we then went on to identify the Adirondack inks in that sky........................I know we are just a tad sad.............and she challenged me to re-create that picture, so what more could I do than obey. Above is my take on the picture which is below.
A very quick and simple make really, I used archival black ink to stamp the trees which are from the Andy Skinner A Winters Tale set................it's a fab set with trees, a farm barn, a fence and gate and some birds, you can find it here, Art Impressions and Inkilicious and the inks which I sponged on with cut and dry are: eggplant, denim, mushroom, pitch black, pink sherbet, watermelon, sunset orange and mountain rose. I couldn't get the lower clouds quite how I wanted and they are a bit out of sync with the photo, but call that a bit of artistic licence.
The hospital visit for results of my 'Terminator' day.............that's the nickname Mandy has given me since the hospital stay with me all wired up to machines........... went better than could have been the case. The main concern is my heart rate at resting is about 109, considerably higher than it should be, although it did a sudden dip to 55 at one point during the two days of tests.
The ideal regulator would be a pacemaker, but because of my other medical issues, one they prefer not to use as a first option. So loads more pills and oxygen at times, as if I don't take enough already. And of course I have to go through all the same again in a month to see if things have improved. But as I say, it could have been far worse.
The most important bit is my crafting addiction can resume normal service and I want to say a HUGE thank you to every one of your for your messages and wonderful support over recent weeks which really has helped keep me going.
Have a good day everyone.