Wednesday, September 24, 2014

She's a Little Black & Blue!

My Mom decided to stub her shoe against the planter curb at the local grocery store.  She had been a "good girl" and returned her grocery cart to the allocated cart area (something a lot of people do not do), and was returning to get into her car when she and the curb next to her car decided to have an argument.  Guess who won...well, it wasn't Mom.  She fell, and it was so quick and unexpected that she was not able to block her fall.  She went right down onto the curb, face first!  She broke her nose in three places and pretty much took the skin off the entire nose from her brow to the nose base.  

The good news it that after a week, the thick scabs on her nose exterior have finally all fallen off.  More good news is that it is nice and straight and will heal just fine, and the swelling has subsided to the point where she looks more like herself.  Meanwhile, she is very black and blue from her brow clear down her face and down her neck to the collar bones.  The doctor says that it will probably take a full six weeks for all the bruising to completely disappear.

There is one thing about Mom you should know. When she does something, she doesn't fool around!  It is always very thorough and leaves nothing undone.  This, apparently, includes hurting herself!  She assures me she is doing fine and does not need me to make a trip down to help out.  So, in the meantime, I wanted to make her a feel better card to let her know I'm thinking about her and hoping her recovery is speedier than the doctor's forecast.

I wanted to play around with hexagons and embossing paste, but I didn't have any paste, nor all of the ingredients to make some of the homemade varieties on Pinterest.  In addition, I have ordered a hexagon stencil from a scrapbook store online, but it has not yet arrived.  I do have some little hexagon dies made by Sizzix and larger ones made by Spellbinders, so I decided that is what I would use.  At least, I'd get hexagons onto my card!  I have a DCWV stack called Collage Art, and the papers take on the quality of being layered with Gesso paint or Embossing Paste that is smeared over a colored cardstock or patterned paper using a stencil.  This paper will be the mainstay of my card, and this is how it turned out.  I hope Mom enjoys her card and it makes her feel better.  I'm thinking about you Mom and hoping for a speedy recovery!

Recipe:  Paper - Darise kraft cardbase; Iralamija Postcards cursive-colorized; DCWV stack: Art Collage; Stampin' Up Blushing Bride pink; Core'dinations Core Couture String of Pearls (pale yellow glitter).  Dies - Spellbinders Hexagons; Sizzix Triplets Hexagons.  Punch - EK Arrow Edger.  Accessories - Pearls: Recollections Large & Medium. Button: Stampin' Up Very Vintage. Pearl Corsage Pins (Michaels). Wilton 4" Doily (Michaels). Sparkle Netting: Vintage Pink (Joanns). Stampin' Up: Dazzling Details (adhesive glitter).  Sentiment - Computer-made - Malihini Cuban BTN font.  Size: 5-3/8" x 6-1/2".

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