Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Is Your Guy A Leg Man?

Happy May first! Did April fly by or what? If you ordered the One A Day In May then you woke up to a brand new digi in your mailbox this morning! Today's image is a really cute Mewshu Pork drawn by Chesney Young. I made a quick clean and simple card with it right away!

Then I had to have a little fun and add something else.

I gave him a little fu manchu mustache!  LOL!
The card I do have made already is one that I had a lot of fun with. Fawn Palmer's Rubenesque Mermaid was not only fun to color, but I had a lot of fun creating scale texture and shimmer on the tail.

I colored the image with Copic markers except for the tail. The tail was painted with different colors of Twinking H2O's. The shimmer on these paints can't be beat! Then I used the edge of my scissors to drawn scales on and then painted over the lines with more Twinkling H2O's.

I came up with this silly sentiment and printed it directly onto the designer paper.  Tiny colored seashells are stuck on the ribbon's knot.

I received an e mail over the weekend asking me if I'd like to be May's guest designer at the Copic/Promarker challenge at the Outlawz!  Of course I said yes - what an honor it is to be asked!

Yesterday I had to take Riley to the vet because she got into a fight with two other dogs on Sunday night.  She was in her yard and two dogs came into our yard.  We know one of the dogs, and he and Riley have gotten along fine in the past, but he had a new buddy with him.  I don't know what happened exactly, but Riley ended up with a really deep hole in one of her legs and was dragging her other leg for about an hour.  She was finally able to walk without dragging her leg, but she was holding it oddly when she walked.

Anyway, the vet's office kept her all day.  Sedated her for surgery and cleaned the wound out.  They said the hole was really deep.  They sutured it and put in a drain.  As for her other leg, they said it appeared to be fine, but her whole rear end is sore and bruised.  We go back on Friday to take the stitches and drain out.  It's just one more item in a long list of close calls with this dog!

Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are so much fun, Holly! I can't stop giggling! Love the shimmer on the mermaid fins!

Elaine A said...

Holly -

Your cards are so sweet. I think they are both wonderful. Great Job!
I am so sorry about Ms. Riley. I hope she mends quickly, give her a hug from me.

Elaine Allen

Tammy said...

Oh no, poor Riley, how horrible to be minding her own business and have that happen. I hope she feels better soon!

Love, love both of your cards! Chesney's image is adorable and the mermaid is out of this world, terrific scales!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Hope Riley is ok!

Love the scales on little miss mermaid! They look gorgeous and LOVE the sentiment you added! Congrats on being invited to be GD on The Outlawz - yay!!!!

Love Mewshu Pork and especially love the sentiment you added - so cute!

Anonymous said...

First of all, Holly, congrats on becoming a Guest Designer on The Outlawz!
Secondly, your cards are always amazing {and I adore that fu man chu!}!
Last, I hope Riley heals quickly and those other dogs don't bother her again, poor thing...hugs to her.
Have a wonderful day!

Shawna said...

Oh poor Riley! Burger sends his love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Never a dull moment with a wire hair that's for sure. Congrats on the guest designer gig!

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute cards, love the sparklies on the mermaid. Hope Riley heals quickly.

bumblebee creations said...

Boy o boy-that Riley!! Good thing she is so loved!! Love both of your cards!

Linda W. said...

I love the shimmer too, Holly! Both cards are great - really a lot of fun showing up on both! When they look so fun and great, one always knows the recipients will certainly smile and giggle!

Niki said...

Both cards are great, I especially like the mermaid. Wonderful idea for the scales.

Hope Riley is feeling better soon.

Betty J Schaub said...

love the addition of the Chinese mustache' it makes the whole thing work. I'm also lucky my guy is not a leg man! LOL You always make me smile.

Maria Matter said...

Hi ya Holly!
sorry to hear about Riley...can't believe the other dogs came into your yard to bully Riley...hope all is ok!
adorable cards! fabulous job 'scaling' your mermaid!
hugs & blessings

Daffodil Cards said...

Just absolutely the fun in these cards, the quote on the mermaid is so right, had to laugh out loud :)
Love the cards

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

TOO funny! I don't think my guy is a leg man, at least I hope not as I am too darn short for that. He's been with me for about 14 years so I guess not. I love your sayings.

Fawn Palmer said...

Holly-I'm so sorry about your little furry baby! Bless her heart! It suck's when they are hurting and don't feel well, but hopefully she is on the mend now and will have a quick and complete recovery! Love the cards! I must say that tail on that mermaid is gorgeous! That one is a framer! And love the 'Miso Happy" card. You are incredible with your sayings! Your just amazing all the way around! And congrats on the guest designer gig! I guess they have the same opinion about you that I do! :) Big hugs and pats on the back! Your amazing Holly!