Week No. 19 - Extreme Masking and Breast Cancer Stuff

First, in case you hadn't heard, I was the winner of Week No. 17 over at the All Things Tim yahoo group!  Yep, the moderator "mom" Gloria chose my necklace as the winning entry.  Now how cool is THAT?!  I was just tickled when I read that I had won for something that I am so obsessed with making *smiles*.  
Ok, so on to CCC #19.  If you would like to play along, turn to page 61 in your Compendium of Curiosities book.  And click HERE to get over to Studio L3 for more information on the challenge.  Just remember that you are NOT to post the technique instructions on your blog ok?  


What you ARE encouraged to do is include a link to Tim's website where your followers, blog lurkers, etc. can purchase one of his autographed books of their very OWN!  


Here's my entry for this week's challenge:
I used the following colors of Distress Inks:  Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Broken China and Stormy Sky. 
And this was not part of the technique, but I also added a thick layer of Glossy Accents to my bird (it's still drying) to give the tag dimension . . .


Update on Breast cancer stuff:  
Bone density test Tuesday.  
Wednesday I'm going to my first support group meeting. Didn't think I would need a support group, but what did I know?!


And I just found out that my God Child's mother (who is also one of my bff's) has breast cancer - again!  Adrie had breast cancer years ago when she was living here in the States.  She is "back home" in Chalfont St. Peters in the U.K. now.  Well, cancer has hit the remaining breast and she just had surgery this past week and is now home recovering.  I tell you, this breast cancer thing is just a bitch isn't it?! *urrrrgh*


The rain is back in Southern California.  It's nice to be inside looking out :)  Have an art-filled day today!  

21 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag, love it. I am working on mine right now! Wishing you cyber support for your bone density test and the support group!

paperqueen said...

Very elegant tag!
So sorry about your friend. Yep, it is a major league bitch!
Best of luck on the bone density test, and support group.
Hugs,
Eileen

Marilyn said...

Love your entry, Sherry. The blue/green colors and the darling bird are really fun.

Netty said...

This is so gorgeous Sherry. But you have linked your entry to Lindas blog incorrectly. Just check it out and alter it so everyone can leave a great comment. Hugs Annette x

Sam said...

This rocks sweetie, sorry to hear about your god childs mother, I just popped by to see how every thing is going, support is always good, its good to be with people that are in the same position, it is so good to see that they have gone through the same and are back out the other side, well and happy, keep kicking her ass babe x

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous Sherry and sorry to hear about your fiend. I hope she kicks cancer's ass again and it never rears it's ugly head near you or your families again.

MarleneMAZ said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love the colour combination you used. Good luck with your appointment this week,
thinking of you:)

Lori said...

Gorgeous piece, Sherry! Love the glaze on the bird, bet it looks even more superb in real life! Best wishes for an uneventful Dr. appt!

donna said...

I love your tag Sherry especially how the bird is off to one side. Beautiful colors. Sorry about your friend.
A story to make you smile- We have lots of birds we feed and for a long time I have been trying to get the chickadees to feed out of my hand. Well a few days ago one did and now he does it all the time. It is so cool ! Cheers!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your tag! the colors are glorious! :) Sending positive thoughts with your appointment. Just got my own results - good for this year! HUGS!

Yelowflower said...

this turned out great...love the effect of the 'extreme' part lol

positive thoughts and hugs heading your way, enjoy the rain.

SusanK said...

Great colors for this creation! Hope your friend can beat that (*() - what a nightmare of a disease!

Terry said...

Love your CCC19 tag, Sherry! The bird is so cool! So sorry to hear about your friend's battle, but I am happy that she has a friend like you! Take care!

wearestampers said...

Your bird is wonderful! Love it!

Maggie said...

Great piece of art and I love that sying - how true. Positive thoughts are being sent.
Maggie

Judy Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Sherry! I hope you are doing well! It is so nice to see you back on line... *HUGS*

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, this is utterly gorgeous, Sherry! Wow at the colors, Wow at the sentiment and WOW at the Extreme(ly wonderful) Masking! Holy cats, is that ever beautiful! The Glossy Accents idea is brilliant-- it really makes the bird look like it's made of porcelain.

If you ever decide to bottle up some of your extra-strength artistic talent and sell it, let me know. I'd cash out my retirement fund to get in on that!

I'm so sorry about your friend, and I hope she kicks this beast they way you have. Yep, it's a bitch alright. My good thoughts are with her, and of course, always with you. :)

Angie said...

Have not done much blog hopping over the past month or so. I send you my love and good wishes that everything continues so well ...you are a warior ...hugs xx
PS what a yummy lunch... well deserved.

Rachelle said...

Oh Gosh! This just took my breath away. I love the swirls in the bird and the colors really make it spectacular.

Julie Forest said...

OMGosh, Sherrie! I LOVE everything about this tag!! The colors are so vibrant and blend so beautifully! And that swirl in the bird...fabulous!! I also love the distressed edges. This is just gorgeous!! :)

Electra said...

Great piece, I love the depth of your colours!Support groups have saved my life. Literally. I hope you find what you need there.