Saturday, February 28, 2009

Two best friends

These little guys showed up at my house this week. They have other buddies with them that I'll have to ink up soon because I think they're super cute. These pups are based on my friend Maggie's two dogs who are yellow and chocolate labs. They're the same stamp, stamped twice and cut out. The hydrant is also cut out and all are mounted on dimensionals, as are the torn pieces of brown cardstock in front of them.

The trees behind (from the set Branch Out) were stamped in Chocolate Chip and then loosely outlined with the Creamy Caramel marker for some definition. The dogs and hydrant were stamped in Sahara Sand where I was going to place the item, again for definition. Finally, the sky was lightly watercolored with Bordering Blue because the white cardstock was just TOO white. I love that the gray-blue color gives the card a little bit of a fall look with the bare trees.

Noses and eyes were colored in with a Chocolate Chip marker, and then the noses were touched with some Crystal Effects for shine - you want them to have a healthy look! :)

I'm off to Lynn's stamp party today! We're getting together with some of her friends and we'll make 3 cards together. We're using glitter, dimensionals, ribbon, watercoloring ... LOTS of good and fun stuff. A great way for a group of friends to spend some time together on a Saturday. I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone and getting some stamps inky.


anamarie said...

I love how you create a scene. I have this set and have been using it with clean and simple designs, so it's nice to see another approach.

Dana Hatch said...

Love this card!

CarissaCalhoun said...

This stopped me in my tracks! What an awesome card!!!!