Our wonderful vets, at the Penrith Vet Hospital, are kind and caring! I guess all vets would have to be, to do the job they do.
And when the saddest time of all comes, the time to say goodbye, our vets send a card afterwards. The nurses and girls in the office write personal messages on them, and they are really lovely to get.
Not many vets do this it seems, and I've kept the two cards that have come to me. I always will keep these in memory of Ellie and Baxter, two sweet pooches who lived long and happy lives as part of out family.
A friend in England tells me her vet just sends the bill.
AS I got further into this card-making hobby, I learned that quite a few of the ladies in my group make cards for good causes ... some go to cancer clinics, others overseas to soldiers, so that they might have something to send home to loved ones, and another girl makes them for bereaved parents of newborns.
I thought I would make some so that my vet would have a supply to send out when needed.
I chose to do these on watercolour paper and using a technique that's really simple.
All you do is scribble/smudge some water colours onto an acrylic block, spray with water and gently lay the watercolour paper onto the block. As the paper soaks up the colour, beautiful patterns form.
Each and every one is different.
You can use any water-based ink pad or marker for this technique. I use my Distress ink pads, and also Marvy Markers.
It's taken me a while to get the colour combinations I'm really happy with, but I think I'm there now, with the pelicans. I was aiming for quiet and peaceful.
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