Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 11 - Bonjour!!




Not a card today!  I thought I'd use the WMS sketch#11 and alter a tin.  It was really hard to get a photo without the flash firing, so I cheated it  which makes the back left hand side slightly out of focus......ergh!

I stamped the band and petals around the base of the tin in tattered rose distress ink, using one of the border patterns from Picnic Patterns.

The lid features one of the Faux Fun Circle stamps with a sentiment and heart from Fancy Phrases. The Mushroom layer is also stamped with one of the Picnic Patterns border stamps (hard to see in my photo!).

Gathered lace, silk ribbon, heart shaped buttons, pin, pearl hearts and pink gems complete the tin. 

I was thinking I might add some circles concertina style and add some journaling and photos ..........what do you think?   If you have any ideas leave me a comment and let me know will you?   Thanks. x

Ian's news.
The news from the hospital for Ian was good and bad yesterday. The good news was that they were happy with the plate they inserted to mend the arm and the 8"wound is healing well. The bad news is that he has limited movement in his hand, as a result of some nerve damage.  It could repair itself, in time......months, but if not he would have to go back for surgery.  We're off to Physio tomorrow and he's now able to take the splint off so they can start working on the arm properly.   The ribs are still the most painful thing for Ian to deal with but they've suggested anti inflammatory tablets will help so we'll give these a try.

I'm hoping he won't have to have further surgery but we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime he will see a nerve specialist who can monitor the progress.

Ladies..........don't let your husbands climb ladder's........it's not worth it!!




14 comments:

Julia Aston said...

First - so glad to hear there is some improvement with Ian - what a terrible fall he had - hope his ribs start to feel better too -

I love your little box Sue - the lace and ribbons are so pretty! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch again this week!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Life can sure change with the blink of an eye, huh? Still sending good vibes for both you and Ian. Nothing ever seems to go quickly when we are in pickles like this.

You have created quite the precious box, Sue! It is so fancy and delicate!

Robyn said...

Thinking of you both Sue! Hugs to you!

Kerrie said...

Very pretty tin.... no more ladders!

Olga said...

Tell Ian hello and to do every thing the doctors tell him ! He's in good hands with you! Your creation is breath taking! Good luck with the challenge.

Selma said...

You have created a beautiful little box using that sketch. The lace and ribbons are so pretty. Thanks for the update on Ian. Happy to hear the good news and hopefully the rest will improve soon.

Shirley-anne said...

Altered Tin is way outside my area of expertise . I love it just the way it is ! It is so beautiful it would make a wonderful keepsake .
Thinking of you both and sending positive wishes for Ian.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy to hear your husband is on the mend! Your lil' altered tin is gorgeous - I wouldn't do a thing to change it - all the details look perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :)

Ruth M said...

What a great idea to alter a tin, the sketch was perfect for that! Your tin is so lovely and would make an ideal home for a circle album - or for a set of circular gift tags.

Patti said...

You and Ian are still in my prayers! Hoping for a full recovery! Beautiful work of art your tin is. I am in total awe!

Chris said...

Your altered tin is just beautiful. Love the idea of adding a concertina book with photos inside it.

Chris x

Kym Weber said...

Wow, Sue! So truly sorry to hear about Ian's injury! I hope as each day passes things will get much better! Pray he doesn't need any surgery! You're both in my thoughts and prayers!

Your altered tin is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous embellishments!

~Hugs~Kym

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful project! very pretty details, too! wow! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Claire Brennan said...

Gosh Sue, I so hope things will work out well for Ian!! What a yucky thing to happen! I love your ti, so pretty and delicate!!! especially the wee flowers!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!