Hi Everyone! I am finally back to creating following my surgery this week and thought I would catch up with my Friday Friends at Unity FWF which I haven't played along with for a few weeks. At present I am not sure whether my hearing has been fully restored following my inner ear reconstruction, as my ear is packed up with wadding until the stitches come out on Tuesday but I am confident that everything will be okay. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me their prayers and well wishes, your words meant a lot. It turns out that I had 2 of the 3 bones in my ear not connected and this may have been something I have had since birth.
Yesterday I sat down at my desk not sure whether I was up to creating or not and decided to tidy my desk. I spotted some paper towel where I had been sopping up some spray inks that I had been using on other projects and decided to use this to make a textured and colorful background for some ATC's.
I simply tore up my paper towel and randomly placed pieces across a piece of white card stock sticking it down with some Gel Medium. Once done I added a little bit more spray ink to cover any white gaps and brayed a tiny amount of gesso across my background to tone down some of the areas of color and add further interest. I left it to dry (plus I wasn't doing great sitting up for too long).
So a few hours later I returned and cut my background into 4 ATC size pieces. I added a strip of scrap paper (She Art papers from Christy Tomlinson) down one side of each of my ATC's and I ran over the top of this paper strip with a Yellow Gelato. I then reached for my Unity Stamps and a Butterflies Collage Sheet from Altered Pages.
The stamps I used with the positive affirmations are from the Moment by Moment Stamp Set by Unity. I kinda think these affirmations are fitting for my week and everything happening in my life at present. I was happy, not only that I had been creating but because these ATC's combined some of my favorite things. Bright Colors, Butterflies and Positive Affirmations (let's not forget too that I love my Unity Stamps and Altered Pages Images).
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.