Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bulldog and Bling - MMSC#70

Yes - two posts in a day - That's what happens when you make commitments to design teams - but it is fun!

When I was sent this image to work with I flinched for several reasons.  But enough of that, this image (this is one of a set of six) and an adorable new set of a terrier pup, are available at Priscillastyles Store

The image of a bulldog was a challenge to me. I am not a 'dog' person at all, and in New Zealand we have a gang called the Mongrel Mob (enough said) which uses a bulldog as it's insignia... not a pleasant association. But I overcame my prejudices and produced a card to the sketch given.

I started by re-sizing the image, and in one instance, I flipped it as well - another steep learning curve to this senior blonde - and after several arguments with the printer, I got it printed!!  

I heated the image with my heat gun to stop any ink run, and then coloured all four images the same, with multi mediums - inks, (sponged on), chalks, and water colour pencils.  The image in the largest panel was printed twice, and after colouring the dog, it was trimmed out of the second printed image and glued over the first one - the added dimension does not show much in the photograph, but it really 'pops' in real life.

I then trimmed and mounted the images on black card to 'frame' them before mounting them onto the red base card.  Then came the 'bling' requirements.  I could have used piercing, but did not remember in time so out came the black rhinestones - thankfully I had exactly the right number.

I could not help but to use the expression Doggone it!! - it was computer generated, cut with a shapability label die, embossed and sponged.  The inside of the card will have a comment about where have the years gone...

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Thanks for calling by and your comments are very much appreciated - I love your feedback!

May you have a blessed day.


Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine I love what you created with this "priscillastyles" image. How clever of you to print the image so many times and cut them the different sizes for the element of the MMSC70 sketch. It looks adorable. I love the effect you achieved. Great job with the image.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

marsha said...

Love your bulldog! The different images and sizes look fabulous!
Hugs, Marsha

SharonD said...

Thank you for the inspirational techniques, I will have to give the computer resizing a go, not sure I am up to the flipin part as my blond has turned to white years ago.
The sketch fits the theme of your card to a T, bold.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fabulous card! Love the wonderful coloring and the great take on this week's MMSC70. Well Done!!

Priscilla said...

Your card is wonderful.. I love it. I think it is great how you flipped thie image too.

Maxine would you please upload this wonderful card to CDAC and link your gallery card to the PS group Mr. Linky? (not your blog)

If you want to link your blog you can do that on the PSDT BLOG Mr. Linky :)

Hope that makes sense.

pam124 said...

Maxine, what a cute and fun use of Priscilla's digi image. Oh, I love it with that sentiment and isn't it great to be able to re-size them as needed. She will love your showcasing of her image

Former MMSC-GD

Connie M. said...

Maxine! this is just soo adorable!! I love what you have done with this bulldog...perfect for this sketch! Thanks so much for playing in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! Hugs!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What an adorable card! You have shown off Priscilla's doggies soooo well! What a great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You did fabulously~ Great layout Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

What a fun image and I love the layout. Really cute!!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this fun panel design with all the wonderful dogs!!

Thanks so much for sharing this adorable card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
Great use of the Priscillastyle bulldog! Love that you repeated the image! Great card!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Virgo5 said...

Wonderful card! Don't you love all the stuff we learn just to stamp! lol I enjoyed your story that went along with the making of this one!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I thought I had commented on your card but that must have been on CDAC! This is fabulous Maxine - I love this way you have used this image, coloured the dog, flipped the dog and created such a great scene! Love it! it is great to have you play along for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and would love to see you again! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Valerie said...

Cute card!

Holly said...

Great card! I love the new Bulldog image. Thanks for playing with us this week at Midnight Madness.


Priscilla said...

To cute..and I love your take on this sketch and the use of the image. I am so glad you are on the PSDT and ecstatic that you make such wonderful cards. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being on this team. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness also :)

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