Thursday, 20 October 2016

Yappy Birthday


It's time for another fabulous challenge from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week my friend, Linda, is the hostess.  And this is the versatile sketch she has come up with.


I had so many ideas running around my head with this card, but in the end I couldn't help but make a dog card, knowing that Linda is a dog-person :)  These dogs just crack me up!



I've had this set for a while but this is its first outing.  I stamped, colored and die-cut the dog, as well as the popped up eyes/eyebrows and nose which I coated in Glossy Accents.  For the horizontal panels, I sponged in to resemble a wall and floor with the skirting board in between.  To be honest, that wasn't my intention - it was meant to be sky and ground but I wanted to stay true to the sketch so left a gap between.  Then it just looked like a wall and floor so that's what I'm going with :)


The sentiment is from Playful Pups by Mama Elephant.



Thanks for visiting!  The DT have some gorgeous cards to inspire you so please check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs (Tim Holtz), Playful Pups (Mama Elephant)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Versafine Onyx Black, Broken China, Antique Linen Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies:  Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Glossy Accents

Cheers
Karren




20 comments:

Karen D. said...

great card..love how you interpreted the sketch!

Karen Day said...

Super cute, Karren! I thought this was a particularly brilliant take on the sketch :o)

I Card Everyone said...

Well, Linda is going to love it... and so do I ... he cracks me up, TOO!
=]

Jeanne H said...

I do love your card! Dog lover too. Guess I "need" these sets. teehee

Linda Callahan said...

Well I do love dogs and oh I do love this! I have this set in my cart at SSS and haven't hit the go button - I am afarid I won't make those crazy pups as adorable as you did! And I totally thought wall and floor at my first glance! Thanks for making my sketch look so cool....and fun...totally makes me smile!

Amy O said...

You've colored that dog so expertly that it almost looks three dimensional. And those eyes crack me up! Love how you've used the background with the sketch, too! Fabulous card, Karren!

Claire said...

Fabulous Karren - love how you've done this!

Christine Blain said...

Too cute! I am in awe of that sponged background. :)

Susi K. said...

Delightful - had to PIN it! Absolutely love the expression on that dog's face and how you coloured it! Gorgeous! And that sentiment ... perfect!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Karren I love both these cards. I have to get this dog set it is so so cute and that flower. I love it, tried to get it a couple of times and was sold out each time. Must perservere it is truly beautiful as is your watercolouring.

Lyndal said...

Sooo super cute Karren!!!!

Rosemary said...

love your super clean and simple take on the sketch, karren!!

Jen Mitchell said...

That pooch totally looks like he's up to something! What a cute expression on his face. I love that you popped up the eyebrows, eyes, and nose. And the background looks just like the floor meets the wall! Fabulous!

Viv said...

Aww he is sooo cute Karren, super card too ;) Viv xx

Cécile RIBON said...

Absolutely amazing! This cute dog seems to be alive and ready to jump on our lap ! Your stunning bacjkground is so soft! This card is a true piece of art !

Jen Brum said...

Ah! This is just too cute! I love that little dog and the super punny sentiment! Great colouring - as always!

Stampingcountry said...

Sweet card! Love the way you did your background.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is so CUTE, Karren! Beautiful coloring, as always, and I love how you blended your inks on the background...great effect to add in the skirting board...so clever :)

Kim S said...

I love the "gap". I actually noticed it first - such a fun touch behind that yappy little guy!

Lisa Lara said...

Brilliant use of the sketch Karren.