Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bull Humbug!

I took a day off to have some good relaxing fun manipulating photos for Christmas cards at my Firecrackinmama's Christmas Store. I started off with one of the photos I had taken on a road trip last year for work. As I was riding along a rural road I happened to pass this Angus bull staring out at the road. Even as I stopped he didn't take his eyes off me as I moved closer to the fence. So I decided to have some fun with him and made a Bull Humbug Christmas card.

I thought it would be humorous to stain his white areas like candy canes. Then I added the red barn, decorated Christmas trees and snowmen. Naturally I couldn't help but relay his facial expression as "Bull Humbug".


I had another picture of an Angus bull that I had extracted. He too was not pleased when I stained his white with a candy canes. I then found another image of a group of Angus cows. Yep, I stained them too and added Santa hats then slid the image in behind the bull. Just a little humor.


Finally I did get serious and used another of my images from last year. I took this image when we went to pick out our Christmas tree then added the Seasons Greetings and frame. After I was finished I thought it looked pretty good.


I think I'll be ordering some of these. I placed an inside verse but that can easily be removed and customized to whatever anyone wants.

These last two cards have sold well. You just never know who may have the same tastes.


It should really read Scuba Dog's Mexican Christmas. Hmmm... maybe I'll go back and change that. The background is of a beach bar in Majahual, Costa Maya before it was destroyed by Hurricane Dean.

This last one was taken in Cozumel.


I had fun decorating this scene.

A day off and some relaxing fun. What more could one ask for - ok, selling a million dollars worth of designs. What a lovely dream!

For now have a Firecrackin Great Day!!!

1 comment:

Jasmine said...

I love the Bull Humbug cards! I did something similar, but with a sheep. Bahhh Humbug! Here is a link if you want to see. http://www.zazzle.com/bahhh_humbug_stamp_medium_postage-172713939587021631

Hope you have many sales this season, even if it's not a million dollars worth. ;)