Monday, August 9, 2010

the cat's out of the bag....

...AND the arm is out of the cast!

LOL! this was gonna be my comeback card but I ended up sneaking in something else instead. But it would have been good...NO?

This is a Mo Manning image called appropriately the cat's out of the bag and my inside sentiment will be 'you are old!'. pretty good eh?


As always it was stamped with Brilliance ink on Bella's bestest paper and coloured with copic markers with prismacolor pencils and gamsol for shading on and around the image. Sorry, but I don't have a list of colors today, but t0 create that cute kitty hair, you want to use short whispy strokes with that marker. Work quickly with several colours for a soft blend, then let it dry and add some strokes with a darker color to create some 'sharp' dark hairs and finally take a lighter color pencil to add some 'highlights'. that's it...kitty hair!

For those who care I have a wrist update...I had a physio appt today and I had some good progress. She thinks in the next two weeks my strength should be close to normal and I have a couple new exercises to help get the full range back. I complained about pain in areas where there was no break and she said due to the nature of the accident I likely incurred some compression injuries which would not show up on x-rays and if it ain't broken, the surgeon won't address it. Every time I see her she stresses that it will probably be 6-12 months before I have full recovery. I'm okay with that...I just need to be reminded of it often so I don't get down on myself. The other crappy thing is that there is this 'lump' near the break which I find unsightly, and it takes up space so I may not be able to get my Thomas Sabo braclet back on! She said that some of it is still inflamation, but some could be bone because the bone has grown over the break and fracture to heal it! That makes me kind of sad because I have always had rather petite wrists...and they were the ONLY petite part of my body! Oh well, I'll get over it eventually! I'll just have to get a new bracelet that is 1/4" larger!

That's it for today folks! Don't forget about our Bellarific challenge Friday which is Bling it On!...use bling, glitter, or anything sparkly to catch our eye and grab a vote at being the NEXT BELLARIFIC BABE!

And one more thing! Today is Toooosday...that means Emily will have another tantalizing Tooosday special announced on her blog at some point today or check out the specials page. Keep checking 'cause the deals have been incredible! Did ya even know she had a specials page? Well now you do!

See ya all on Friday...hint hint...I used some pearls!

15 comments:

Tracy V. said...

So cute and clever. Great use for that image and love the sentiment!!

Robin McK said...

Wow Linda!
You did wonders with this Mo image! I love the depth you got here - especially the paper bags! TFS

Becky said...

what a cute image and you colored it fabulously :). I am glad your wrist is getting stronger.

sueincanada said...

Such a cute card. Glad to hear that your wrist is getting better.

Wendy said...

Darling image!! The colouring isn't too shabby either!

Betty said...

Linda, love that cat image and your coloring, as always, is amazing. I'm still moving slower than normal and limping, General dr. finally prescribed physical therapy. Glad to hear it can take a while. I am so used to being freakishly strong and now am a wimp. It's frustrating. My brother laughed at me when I was trying to hook up a trailer and couldn't undo a hitch or jump into the pickup.

Allyson said...

Love the image and what you've done with it. I'm always a bit reluctant to tackle animal images, but maybe I'll give it a try now I've got your tips. I hate tell you that I broke my wrist about four four years ago and I've still got a lump. And while one hand can make a 90 degree angle if I bend my wrist the best the broken one can do is about 120.

Cindy H. said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love your suggestion for the inside verse, too:) Glad you're wrist is better and will continue to get better.

Janette said...

Fabulous card and brilliant image, as always love your colouring,so perfect...glad your on the mend.xx

Linda Carson said...

Another beautifully colored piece of art! Love it! Glad your arm is free from that cast!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Ahhh.....how cute is that....great card Linda! Glad to hear your on the mend!

dpkennedy said...

Oh my what a stinkin' cute image! How funny for a birthday card! Very clever! Gorgeous!

Regan said...

brilliant!

stamping bella said...

LOVE that image.. and your colouring? gorgeous!
i wanna SQUISH that cat..LOL

Jean said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Glad you are on the mend. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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