Naughty Doggy Christmas Card

Good day, everyone. Thank you for strolling by today. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

I have something to share, which is a bit out of the ordinary for me to do. After seeing the cat sketch I added to the manila envelope I sent to my El Paso friend, another friend asked if I would do a sketch of her “precious” doing naughty on a Christmas present. As I’m not a fan of most animal card humor, I told her I’d give it the old college try. So, though the topic may be a bit off color, no pun intended ;), I think the card came out pretty good. Though the lighting the day of the photo was not so good – very cloudy, once again – so the white card looks terribly gray.

Naughty doggy!!

I began with a light pencil sketch, then an outline of black waterproof pen (I like the Micron brand. Lastly, I lightly colored in with watercolor, Much like how my Knittington Fairies were done.

Well, that’s all for now. Enjoy your day, keep your thoughts positive, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Advertisements

Christmas Card Bonanza

Good day to all and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you are enjoying the day.

I’ve been making some Christmas cards and thought I’d share some with you today. I did the above card for my son. I like the way it came out, but my writing leaves much to be desired. I practiced and practiced on scrap paper, but when it came time to write in on the actual card, my flow choked, and well…but, I think he’ll like it anyway. I painted the tree separately, then added it to another piece with a splattered paint border. I was looking to create something I could use with this pretty plaid scrapbook paper. Overall, I really like the way it turned out. Made one for his dad with a different painting, and I’ll share that one soon.

In a recent post I mentioned I got started with making the cards because of a friend in El Paso. I decided to send him the Snowy Christmas Card. If you didn’t see that post you can view it here. It’s already to mail off, and on the envelope I added a little extra something – he has a cat, so I think he’ll appreciate this sketch. I’m hoping it will bring some cheer the mailman, as well. Hmm…maybe another Christmas card there, too.

Giving this card to a friend – it’s sort of her Christmas present. I first painted the watercolor and tore the edges. Then mounted it on painted corrugated cardboard using those 3M mounting sponge stickers – they are perfect for giving that raised effect. I mounted a “merry Christmas” tag with the same 3M stickers and added a raffia half-bow on top. Simple, but sweet. We rarely get snow here, so this will give her the desired Christmasy effect without the slipping and sliding ;). But Oh, to be sledding down that hill!

That’s all for now, friends. Have a sweet day, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

Snowy Christmas Card

Good day everyone! I hope you are well and enjoying this happy Friday.

Back in the day, I sent out handmade Christmas cards – that was about thirty years ago. I haven’t done it since and last year a friend who lives in El Paso told me in an email he always looked forward to my homemade Christmas cards. So, this year I decided to do one – and who knows, maybe two or three. But one will definitely go to him.

My apologies for the dark photos – we’ve had dreary weather most recently.

I finished a card last night (shown at top of post), though I’m still working on little paintings. It’s a snowy watercolor, with a background of odds and ends I had on hand which are glued to a piece of card stock tied with a raffia bow. I should paint more corrugated cardboard, as I’m running out of what’s in my stash. They’re always a nice touch to anything.

Thank you for stopping by Leisure Lane today and letting me share with you. Enjoy your visit, and feel free to stroll around the Lane.

Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

%d bloggers like this: