Tuesday, February 21, 2012

has it really been 30 years ??

A friend came across one of those glossy ads with a gorgeous picture of an animal and a beautiful sentiment written beneath it.  She immediately fell in love with it and brought it to me asking if I "could whip something up" for her Vet as they have been friends for 30 years this month.  So..........ta duh!

I took a piece of wood, gessoed it for tooth, painted it black.  Then found some textured wrinkled gold paper that set off the animal and used black cardstock to accent the definition.  I added chipboard I painted black to each side for interest and typed the sentiment on cardstock  that matched the piece.  I set it off with antique gold ball chain for hanging purposes.  She also has me make a card for him every year and he lovingly refers to me as "her artist friend" which makes us both giggle and grin.

The card shows her current fur-family and the inside is blank so she can thank him for 30 years of caring for her animals and being such a wonderful personal friend to her.   You all know how dog crazy I am so this was a labor of love.   Best part of all is that SHE loved the way it all turned out, which was a good thing since she had me make a duplicate for her.  

Remember your vet - take them a plate of cookies  next visit - they are special people  !!


  1. wow- it turned out gorgeous! Isn't it great when people we make things for love the result? Have a great day!!!

  2. This is so sweet! What a special piece!