Hello my friends. I hope your enjoying your week so far. Mine has been busy as usual. Today I got my Cortisone shot in my shoulder and I'm a bit sore but was assured it would help my tendinitis. Apparently I had two things going on. Not only the tendinitis but I also had a calcium build up in my arm which is what caused the severe pain. OMG who would have figured. The pain was actually the calcium dispersing it back into the body. I was told it's quite common to have a calcium build up and that it just decided to settle in my arm right next to my tendinitis. The calcium is long gone, thank gosh but I do have a lump which is just fluid. Also caused by the two conditions meeting in the 3 muscles that meet in my shoulder. Doc said that should also go away on it's own. Phew check I can cross that right off my list. I have the full AOK to resume all normal activity. Yeah!!!!
So I'd like to show you one of the tags that I made following the Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas tags. This is my take on the 12th tag.
For my tag I used a K&Co premade tag. I stamped it with a Recollections stamp called Capturing Special Memories, using Archival ink. I took some of my pretty gold and white tissue paper and used Glue n' Seal to adhere it to my tag and when it was dried completely I then sponged it with embossing ink and sprinkled Glamour Dust. Again waiting until it dried completely I inked the edges with vintage photo Distress ink and used my snow cap dabber paint here and there. (I'm sorry you can't see the detail of the tag because of the glitter is putting too much of a shine to it). I really couldn't get a good pic. Ok so then I cut out the sentiment "Wish" using my Cricut, 2 sets. Painting one with my black dabber and the other one I used metallic gold folk art acrylic paint. When it was try I inked over the gold with my vintage photo and spritzed it with water giving it a real rustic look. I then glued the gold letters on top of the black off setting them a bit. Again I really wish you could see the detail. I used some cheese cloth and hand dyed seam binding ribbon and attached some Tim Holtz baubles and a Christmas token using a trinket pin. For the heart I used aged mahogany Distress ink and covered it with picket fence Distress crackle paint. When it was completely dry I inked the edges with vintage photo also adding Glamour Dust and finishing it with my snow cap dabber. I added some cheese cloth, a handmade stick pin, some metal charms from my stash and a cute little dove. The flourish is by Make it Crafty which I painted with the metallic gold. Grrr i just wish the blasted pictures came out better!
So there you have it.
Thanks for popping in!
Hugs and much love Bonnie