Friday, 12 February 2016


And it's Friday evening... :)  I took some time this evening to do a bit of coloring and once I was finished, I decided to make it into a card.  This card is for the cat/dog challenge at Paper Players, the sketch at Retro Sketches and the colors at Sunday Stamps.

I stamped and colored the wee dog using Copics, then used an old towel and some colorless blender to give him some texture.  He was then mounted onto a white panel using foam tape, onto which I'd stamped part of the sentiment and die-cut the rest.

The Schoolhouse Red layer was sponged with a stencil to add some interest.  When I originally went to write my blog post for this card, I realised I'd forgotten the flags in the top right corner of the sketch, so I quickly went back to my craft room to rectify that problem.  The close-up photo was taken before that correction:

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  You Are Pawesome
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Schoolhouse Red
Cardstock:  Desert Storm, Dark Chocolate, Schoolhouse Red, X-Press It, White, Slate
Dies:  Cat and Dog Pawsome, Stitched Flags (SugarPea Designs)
Accessories:  Scribble Script stencil (Donna Downey), Copics, button


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players and Retro Sketches.


Hannelie said...

Karren I LOVE your pawesome doggy card! he is just as sweet as my Sugar!
So glad this doggy found his way to the Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Be still my heart - Karren I just adore your 'pawsome' card! That little doggy is beautifully coloured and I love the stencilled background too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Karen, I love this card. The image is adorable and I love the banners, too. Beautifully colored.
So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

laurie said...

This is such a sweet Valentine! I love the design, it's as cute as can be. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Darnell said...

You are a master Copicteer, Karren! This card is super fun and fabulous and just perfect for the challenges!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, this is ADORABLE!!!!!!!! Your coloring is amazing and the stenciled background is perfect! Just WOW! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps! XXX

Annette Elliott said...

Wow, can you color! What a fablulous card! You really put all the challenges together very well. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps! paws-a-tifically cute!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Eek! Cute! Love it so very much! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Eek! Cute! Love it so very much! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Leena Girsa said...

So very cute! Fabulous colouring job and I LOVE that font! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

LeAnne said...

This is just adorable....your coloring is phenomenal! Great way to interpret my challenge, and so glad you played with us! Always nice to see you in the gallery!

Barb Ghig said...

I just colored this little guy, too :) I love how you added texture to achieve dimension, and your flags and button are fabulous! Another beautiful card, Karren! (I'm having fun visiting your blog)!