Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Winter beadwork


Virginia's View Challenge this month has the theme "Clean Slate". That sounds right up my alley! I love a good  expanse of white on my cards. :-) I was also inspired by the photo at Curtain Call Challenge which is all white and ivory and beige, yum! The sponsor at Curtain Call is Altenew, so I couldn't resist pulling out my Altenew stamps. I settled on using Modern Beadwork with Label Love for the sentiment.
Once I had finished this card, it gave me the feeling of marble mosaic tiles and I was whooshed off to Italy in my imagination! :-) Colours are PTI Soft Stone, Fine Linen, and Hero Arts Wet Cement.
I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes.

Today I had a mole excised from my face. It was only a little mole, but it appeared right where I had previously had mole removed through a shave biopsy and found pre-cancerous cells. The fact that a shave biopsy had already been done meant they had to do the excision this time. I really don't like local anaesthetics. I don't like the numb feeling, I don't like the tingling and itching as the feeling comes back, and then I don't like the pain that arrives later on. :-(  I'm such a sook! I have two friends this week with their gallbladders removed, and I'm sooking over a little mole removal, lol! You can check my Instagram account if you'd like to check my sooky face. ;-)

I will be back with more entries to Virginia's View challenge. I just love Virginia's challenges and I am off work this week, so I plan to make good use of my time and make multiple entries.

Thanks for visiting!


P.S. I have started updating my other blog again. I'm putting some of my daily life photos (not professional, just snapshots) and some of my art practice over there. Feel welcome to take a look.


Lynn said...

Love your card...definitely has a great mosaic tile feel. Hope your mole excision heals quickly. Thinking of you Michelle!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card! I totally see mosaic tiles!

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Kim Heggins said...

Michelle, your card is so pretty and I love the look of your beading. Wishing you a very speedy recovery too, no fun I am sure. Take it easy.

Virginia L. said...

Love your stamping of this Altenew Stamps!! The colors are sophisticated and rustic! I can totally see this tile formation in a fancy washroom in Italy :) Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! AND so glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge! Happy 2015!

Caryn said...

This is so clean and utterly gorgeous!!
Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx