Happy Hump Day! I wanted to say thanks to all of you who left me such wonderful comments regarding my father's death and my brother's birthday. You all are so wonderful and I honestly don't know what I'd do with out you!
I also wanted to let you know that I've resigned from my House Mouse Design Team position. I am just trying to lessen some of the complication in my life. I also just want to concentrate on my own creativity and crafting for me. You'll still see HM cards on my blog because I love them so much. I'm just jot on the DT any longer. It was a fun stint and I am honored that I was a part of such a wonderful group of women.
OK, it's time for another Wednesday Evening Post, and as has become almost traditional, I have 3 cards to share with you tonight. So, here they are. . .
My first is a birthday card for a great neighbor. She turned 70 last week, and I'm taking her to lunch on Friday to celebrate. Here is the card I made for her:
I love this Penny Black stamp and I've had it for quite a while. This is its debut card. Since it was her 70th birthday, I thought this card was so appropriately funny. Look at that one chicken getting ready to blow out the candles and the one's look of worry on his face with the fire extinguisher LOL. This is a technique combo where I "painted" the ground, table, cake and extinguisher with Distress Inks. The beaks and red thingies are colored with colored pencils/oms. I used a Sizzix EF for the background because it looks like chicken wire to me. OMG!!!! I just looked at the picture and noticed I didn't color one of the beaks!!!! LOL I can't believe that! Good thing I haven't given it to her yet!!!!
My next card is an Thanksgiving card. . .
Another one that I "painted" with my Aqua Brush and Ranger Distress Inks. It seems that I'm slowly but surely moving away from my beloved colored pencils and moving more towards those wonderful distress inks. I chose this sentiment (by Stampendous) on purpose because it is usually used for Christmas cards. However, I think it is a great sentiment for Thanksgiving too. The image is by Penny Black and the papers are by Recollections.
My last card to share tonight is a Halloween card. . .You know I rarely do Halloween cards (eyes looking up at the ceiling looking very innocent) LOL This one is pretty generic but I like how it turned out. . .
I don't even like candy corn!!! And I don't like it even more after stamping and coloring all of these! I did several to fill the jar by masking several of them. This is my first attempt at faux stitching. How did I do??? I can't determine if I did it well or not. The jar stamp is by Inkadinkadoo and the single candy corn stamp is by Recollections. I punched the two corners with a MS punch and added bling. Candy corn was colored with colored pencils/oms. The lid was colored with a silver gel pen. I tied a little bow using some orange jewelry cord. Sentiment is by Studio G.
OK, that is it! Another Wednesday Evening Post is at a close. Don't forget to look at the "Pic of the Week"!
Thanks again for stopping by. I'm so pleased that you do!
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."