The storm has passed… :)

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Yes the storm that has surrounded me for the past week has indeed moved on.  No doubt more storms will arrive in the future, but the great thing is I can survive them, and indeed hopefully learn how to dissipate them earlier and learn how to cope even better through them.  I must admit without the love and support from my family, friends and colleagues it would be very difficult to get through … But they made it possible and in this case the depression has lasted a week, and now the sun is starting to shine again.  Thanks to lovely blog readers who have also offered messages of support this week… Love and support from strangers is a lovely thing indeed. Much appreciated.

Today, to prove I am back in the land of the sun, I have managed a small creation!  I finished the Mother’s Day card I was in the middle of.  Completely forgot photos and have already sealed in an envelope… Ok maybe my brain isn’t completely back to normal?! 

I also got out my new clarity stencil and clarity stencil brushes (wow these are fab!) and created this little beauty of a hanging…

I used the brushes and distress inks… Milled lavender, tumbled glass, worn lipstick, to create the background… I shunted the stencil to create the shadow. Then I stamped the clarity lady (isn’t she funky?) both onto the background and onto some separate whisper white card.  I then used water, the inks and a brush to colour her in (promarker for the skin), cut her out and stuck her down onto the stamped image.  Then I took a couple of the Darcy designed Paperartsy stamps to add the stars and the sentiment.  Next I brushed round the tumbled glass ink to create a blue haze, then on a slightly larger panel did the same with worn lipstick.  I mounted them both onto the wisteria wonder cardstock.  I then added the organza ribbon to the back and stuck another layer of the cardstock down sandwiching the ribbon.  

Thought this would make a cute wall hanging for in my daughters bedroom… With an important message of course! 

Think this is a sure fire sign that this latest depression is being shown the door!  Thanks again for your support dear blog readers! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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