Saturday, May 28, 2016

Barry's the name

I have a friend, a good friend whose husband is a sweetheart. I fondly call him Barry for he has that sexy, smooth voice (yes it is sexy) much like Barry White. Sometimes I don't think he realizes how much he impacts those around him. Laid back, always willing to help and he scores extra points because he is just the right amount of attentiveness to her crazy, card making friends.

Well Barry had surgery and now sports 2 new knees that will take him anywhere he wants to go. I wanted to make him a get well type of card that hopefully will make him smile even more than he already does.

I started with an image from Doodle Dragon Studios (Dustin Pike) , love his drawing. I'm not sure of the name for the stamp and couldn't find it in my quick search; I always like to give credit to the artist. It's colored with Copics and the sparkling kneecaps are Art Institute Glitter called Diamonds.

In creating the card I once again had the help of a certain 4 year old.  This time we made background papers with Twinkling H2O paints and more than a random amount of table salt. They actually turned out really nice even though the table salt only had a minor effect. Guess that's why they say to use sea salt.

Even if  Barry or his wife see this post, there is still a surprise involved that I won't reveal here.

Without further ado, here is another card made by a grandma and grandson. Enjoy and feel free to wish Barry continued progress with those new knees as I will pass those wishes along.

Close up to show the shimmer.

Parting thought:
"I'm never gonna quit, cause quitting' just ain't my schtick."
      Barry White


  1. Great work by the awesome duo peanut and queen B

    1. Thanks M! He makes me look at the card making process from a different perspective.

  2. Fabulous card Bridgey Didge xxx

  3. haha love it and I bet it made Barry feel great too. Great to see you back in blog land.xo

  4. Thanks Karen, made me laugh while making it. I'm pretty sure Barry just thinks I'm a whacky card lady. It's good to be back.