It'll take a few weeks to kick in and make the long-awaited difference (so I'm told) but this does mean that, if it works (and we'll just have to wait and see) this could be the little miracle I've been hoping for.
I've not been a slouch whilst I've been waiting - I've been blog hopping every day, seeing what wonderful things you've all been creating and picking up colouring tips and inspiration along the way. I'm looking forward to getting back to some creating of my own!
I did manage to make a birthday card for my mum, though - thankfully I've a stock large enough to cover all occasions but Mum's birthday card had to be a special one.
I have always loved this photograph of my Mum, taken when she was about my daughter's age (20):
Very 'Gina Lollbrigida'! Beautiful!
So I had the idea to turn it into a digistamp - me and my big ideas! Anyway, I traced the main features and scanned the resulting tracing in then printed the image out and worked with that. I don't think I've quite managed to catch that 'Mona Lisa' smile (she's looking a little stern, perhaps) but here's the result:
The most exciting thing was that Mum immediately recognised the picture!
Just for info, papers from the new Cosmo Cricket 'Circa 1934' range. Gorgeous!
The cardigan was paper-pieced (that was fun! Scissors are not easy!), the rest was coloured with my Copics and, of course, the shading was added with my Prismas.
As usual, the photograph simply does not do it justice. IRL it is much crisper.
Despite all that, I was delighted with the end result. And it felt good to have created something worthwhile.
Right, off to watch some rubbish telly until the nurse arrives to administer the first dose (and teach me how to use the needle myself - ouch!). Wish me luck!