Thursday, April 8, 2010

Paging Dr. Edwin

Here's the first of nine cards I am creating for an art collage project for our hospital art gallery.

I started with the "Bartender Edwin" Magnolia stamp, made him a labcoat, stethoscope and pills (instead of the tray of drinks he usually holds). I added a pen, Post-It Notes and scissors in his lab coat pockets. On the bottles and stethoscope, I used All Night Media's Liquid Embossing gloss (Licorice Opaque and Clear Gloss Finish).

My Cuttlebug was used to emboss and cut the sentiments (outside and inside), to cut the corner dies and blue swirls using a Sizzix die.


The inside of the card.




The card was decorated with a Dollar Store flower, Martha Stewart branch punch, Michael's pearls (the blue ones were coloured with my Copics) and a clipbord charm I just happened to have on hand. The patterned paper layer of the background is raised on foam dimensionals, as is Edwin.

The background paper was just perfect; the EKG (although showing quite the arrhythmia) is called Blips and Beeps Robo Stripe by TPC Studio.

Here are the Copics used:

Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29
Shirt & Tie: BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
Labcoat & Belt: C0, C2, C5
Pants: C0, C2, C5, C10
Shoes: N3, N6, N9
Scissors: YR00, YR04
Post-It Notes: Y11, Y15, Y19
Pill Bottles: E02, E04, YR00, YR21, YR24, W1, W3
Sentiments and Pearls: B34




Whew! One down, eight to go...

29 people wrote stuff:

RubyM:) said...

THIS IS THE MOST CLEVER CARD EVER!! lol!!I worked at a hospital myself brought me back memories lol!! I love how you added DR.E LOL!!!You did an awsome job.Can you share how you did the lab coat and all the meds LOL!! What a clever clever clever card!!OH OH i also like the HEART RATE SIDE BORDER lmbo!!! ok i better stop now.I LOVED IT!CaN YOU TELL?? LOL!RubyM:)

monica said...

What an awesome card!!Love all the details and the lab coat is perfect--looks like the stamp came that way. The colors are great too-love the card
Monica M

Nancy said...

Oh how I love Dr. E watch out Dr. Oz! LOL This card is fabulous you are so creative! Love all the details and the heart montitor at the bottom of the card. Your coloring and art work are awesome!Awesome job!

sandy said...

Your creative touch is endless! I can't get over all the details. Wonderful card!!!
sandy

Creativity with Dawn said...

Very creative!! Did your draw the lab coat yourself? That is amazing!!

Peggie said...

What a great card. And what wonderful talent you have.

ultraroyale said...

Great Card. That is thinking outside of the box. It probably took some time to do all of the masking. Love it!!!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.
www.happycardmaker.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Dr. Edwin is absolutely too cute! you are so creative! You must have hand-drawn the coat and medicines--so talented!
I am a nurse...I love this image!
All your details were spot-on!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Pam S. said...

AMAZING coloring Maureen! Awesome shading! so creative! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Julie Case said...

Your card is simply fabulous!! I love the lab coat and all of the Dr. goodies. You are so creative and so very clever! Outstanding project!!
Julie

hikers said...

Your card is just to cute! Your cards are always a surprise! Love it!! Myrna

Barb Hardeman said...

Maureen, your cards are always q wonder to behold! Your are just so talented with your drawings. You need to start your own stamp line! This is such a cute get well card, I'm sure who ever ends up with it will be tickled pink! Fabby job...

Barb Fleming said...

OMG!!! How cute is that card!? You sure put a lot of work into creating that one! So ingenious! Hugs, Barb F

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh Maureen this is brilliant. You have such an amazing artist's flair for adding imagination to our Maggies! I love it!
hugs, Diana
PS I haven't forgotten about your pirate card, saving it for something special.

Julie said...

What a great card!

Bengelmama said...

Your card is beautifil. Gorgeous coloring.

Nadine

cathylynn said...

TOTALLY AWESOME AND SOOOOOO CLEVER. You could probably market a stamp like that. This is the first of seen of your work and I can't wait to see more. You are very very talented and I could learn a lot a from you!!!

Kathy said...

What a cute card! Dr. Edwin needs to be added to the Maggie collection!! I sure would buy him - then Nurse Tilda - hhhmmmmm.

Great job on everything!
Kathy Gerace

Pat said...

This is a beautiful work of art!!!! Seriously, I think you should send it to Sweden and suggest they make this a stamp! I'd buy him. I can't wait to see how you do a little nurse Tilda!! Absolutely stunning Pat Frank (VA)

Jean said...

This is just too much.. Cannot believe you did this, must enter it into a contest.. it is great and your coloring and uniqueness is just astonishing.. We all should have that much imagination you have it. I LOVE this card!!Hugs, Jean

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wow this is so creative & clever--just fabulous! I love all those medical objects you've created and that lab coat is fabulous! You rocked it!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

You are so creative Maureen. What a great way to alter Edwin. Very cute card and I love it!
Hugs,
Cabio

PresentStorm said...

Oh this is BEYOND fabulous!! I love what you did with him.. he is perfect. I love all the attention to details you gave.. Loving the little RX pad at the bottom too! TFS

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Maureen!
You are so clever and telented.
This card is awesome. I love everything that otehrs have already said. Wonderful.
Hugs Marion

Christine Riley said...

Wow! This is so cute! How clever that you turned bar tender Edwin into a Dr. So neat, love it!
Hugs, Christine

Candy said...

Hi Maureen,
It is hard to add to all the wonderful comments already said.
Just that I love your art that you add to the Magnolia Stamps and your imagination. I would love to see the end result of all the nine cards and how they will be presented.
Dr. Edwin and all the 'extras' are wonderful - looking forward to the next ones!
Hugs, Candy

Gina L said...

I am awed by how you changed up the bartender Edwin. WOW. What a huge amount of work, but it is so worth it. How cute!!! I love your little EKG heart rate line at the bottom, too. Just a great card overall! Gina L

Monique said...

Gorgious card !!!

Hugs Monique

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a cute card! I love how you used edwin here. TFS!

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