Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wag Tail

Hi and welcome!  Today's post is for the new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the oh-so-talented Cindy Hall.  Cindy has come up with a simple and versatile sketch that is sure to get lots of use in my craft room.

For my card, I went to my NBUS box again and came up with a card using Playful Pups by MFT Stamps.

This is a pretty simple card.  I stamped and colored the image onto a panel of white cardstock and then added the sentiment.  I backed that onto a panel of Green Apple cardstock which had been cut with a scalloped border, making sure to leave more green at the top as per the sketch.  

I finished off with some glossy accents on the dogs' noses and that was it!

And, for a bit of entertainment, I've made another video - this time with a voiceover!  Don't laugh at my Kiwi accent :)  And apologies for the shaking - it wasn't until after I finished filming that I realised the clamp holding my iPhone was shaking with every little knock on the table.  We've moved my clamp so hopefully that won't happen again.  If you want a giggle, you can watch here or over on YouTube.

Thanks for visiting.  The FMS Design Team have some gorgeous cards using Cindy's sketch so head on over and check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Playful Pups (MFT)
Ink:  Intense Black (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, Green Apple (SSS)
Dies:  Stitched Scalloped Borders (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics, Glossy Accents



Kim S said...

Sweet and simple!! Such a charming little guy and so beautifully colored!

Linda Callahan said...

Ok this video just made my day! Love watching the master at work and hearing your voiceover was a bonus! I must keep practicing! Adorable card with a wonderful pop of green!

Petra Swart said...

Love your very sweet doggie and pup, Karren!!!! The green is beautiful!!!! I enjoyed your video ...and I think your accent is very sweet!!!!!
Have a great Thursday!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a sweet take on the sketch, Karren! I love how you colored the pups, and your stitched scalloped border is fabulous!
Thanks so much for another great video...I really enjoy it when you share your process with us :)

Nancy said...

Love it! The stitched border really sets off that adorable image!

Stampingcountry said...

So cute, love the lime green!

Aileen said...

Wonderful card Karren, that little stamp set is the cutest and perfectly coloured.

Jen Brum said...

Oh I love this card and I totally loved the video! So nice to hear your voice and that sweet Kiwi accent!!! Your colouring is amazing! You're making me want copics, which I can't have. I just cannot. I'd have to sell a child!!!

Rosemary said...

colored to perfection and super cute!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Karren, this is a super cute image.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Cute, cute card! And I'm so glad to see you color and hear your voice! Incidentally, I don't have a kiwi accent but I do have one from Boston and I pronounce "card" the same way you do!!

Amy O said...

Oh, these puppies are so sweet! And I love this shade of green. I love hearing your Kiwi accent, and I agree with Jen that your "ar"s sound like a Boston accent.

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! I love the image and the way you expertly colored it, it just comes alive. Super sweet card!

Cécile RIBON said...

What an adorable card, Karren ... Those pups are so cute and I love how they pop on the all-white background! I won't mention your coloring skills anymore, it's an understatement.

RitaR said...

I send a lot of cards of encouragement to cancer patients and am always on the lookout for inspiration .... and your adorable card has the perfect image and sentiment. Thank you for the inspiring card idea.