Welcome back to another edition of my Wednesday Evening Post. Well, Halloween is over for another year. Mine was uneventful, how about yours? I want to thank those of you who sent me fabulous Halloween cards. I LOVED each and every one. It was very thoughtful of you!
OK, on to this week's post. My Mom asked me if I had any stamps that had a theme of "dentistry". She wanted to give her dentist and her hygienist a card to thank them for all they do for her. She wanted them to be House Mouse if possible. I didn't have any in my stock, so I jumped online and found two that I think were perfect. Here is the one for her dentist:
I have not done a House Mouse card in quite awhile, so I was glad that I got the chance to do these. THIS IS MY FIRST HOUSE MOUSE IMAGE THAT IS COMPLETELY COLORED WITH DISTRESS INKS AND AN AQUA BRUSH!! I love how vibrant the colors are. This stamp is called "Toad-ily Open". I try to make the House Mouse cards fairly simple so that I can highlight the image. I made the background paper by running it through my CB then using distress ink to darken the spots so it looks like frog skin. I added a green "raindrop" on that little piece below his eye to give it a shiny look to enhance it.
Here is the card for her hygienist:
This stamp is called "Floss Boss". Again, totally colored with distress inks and an Aqua Brush. The background on this one was done exactly like the first only with a different CB folder. This looks so much like alligator skin. I added an orange "raindrop" on his eye for more realism. The ribbon and bow are kind of weak, but it looks better than the embroidery floss I tried to use. I hope my Mom likes them as well as her dental staff.
My last card for this post is one that I'm sort of disappointed with. I had a card in my head, but what was created didn't even come close. I hate it when I have something in my head, but the card takes on a design of its own due to size of stamps and area to work with. Oh well, I'll stop whining and show it anyway:
Couldn't get a good photo either. . .It really is warmer looking in person and very "manly" even with the gingham ribbon LOL. I stamped a woodgrain stamp (All Nigh Media) on some kraft card stock then used distress inks to darken it a little. The acorns are a stamp by Inkadinkado which I colored with a combo of cheap markers and colored pencils. I had to color the ribbon again with a marker to make it more closely match the other browns. I just wanted a Fall note card that I could use for whatever I need at the time I'll use it.
OK, that's it for this post. You guys have been doing some wonderful work. I've enjoyed my visits to your blogs! BTW, thanks to all the new followers and welcome to my blog. I hope my blog is worth your effort! LOL Remember, I'll be doing another BLOG CANDY as soon as my followers reach 250. I'm almost there!
Here is the "Pic of the Week":
This is one of two horses my Mom and I feed near a trail we take the boys for a walk on. I buy them organic carrots and they love them! I just love his beautiful face and eye lashes.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."