Another perfect word from Ronda this week!! I often feel we are kindred spirits as I too have been undergoing a slow healing process. Getting my new job has given me a huge confidence boost & the healing process has sped up quite a lot since being told the job was mine! I took this photo of myself almost a year ago & have turned it black & white so the colour didn't distract from the other side of the page.
I made the background paper for this as I couldn't decide on a piece of patterned from my growing collection (thanks Studio Calico!). First I inked a piece of cartridge paper with two shades of Rangers Distress ink, Fired Brick & Worn Lipstick, & blended them together. First I stamped lightly all over with a script stamp, then I added very faint dragon flies for a bit of depth.
I have taken to stamping on cartridge paper as it gives a smooth surface & the images are crisp. It also takes inks well & doesn't buckle too much like card can often do.