Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bulldog Birthday

Greetings - I have finally got my mojo back!!

I needed a masculine birthday card, so resorted to the bulldog again - this time because the recipient is a farmer and works with dogs... I doubt he uses bulldogs, but hey - it's a dog :-), and his farm is in the hill country, so this image fits very well.

The image is a digi image from Priscillastyles store which I printed out onto white, coloured the background mainly by sponging dye inks, and the dog was watercoloured

The image was cut with a Spellbinders rectangle, and the black backing layer was a rectangle one size up and the image offset onto it, the wider edge pierced and then faux stitched with a white pen.

The dp was stitched with black thread and the layers were mounted, the ribbon attached and the embossed sentiment label secured with silver brads.

Although a simple card in the end, it went through several metamorphosis's in the making!!

This is being linked to:

Stampin Royalty Challenge #37 - Stitching Madness

Southern Girls Challenge #1 - anything goes

Shirleys2Girls - Twisted Thursdays Challenge #74 - Happy Birthday with a Critter

Thank you for visiting, and I treasure all comments left here.

May your day be blessed


Carol said...

Male cards and layouts are always harder to do i find,youv done a siper job with this,love that doggi.Thanks so much for joining us at southern girls for our very first challenge

Hands On said...

Great stitches! Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining us Maxine at Southern Girls Challenge. Please pass the word around to any of your NZ friends, we wanted this site to be mainly for us NZers, so have great prizes to win!

Laurel said...

Wow, this is cute! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - I love what you do with this dog image of Priscilla's! Your colouring is perfect and you have created such fun DP - this card would bring joy to anyone's birthday! Love it! Thanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Ann English said...

Funny fellow! Cute card.

Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls. Hope you'll join us next week, too!