Hello - I am a wee bit late in blogging this card this week - combine a slight family emergency, internet issues and a gorgeous grand daughter and there have been a few distractions to say the least!!
The image I was given to work with is an adorable wee pup - it is taken from a photo of a pup named Charlie - I have not met him, but he looks a sweetie - and that from a person who is not a dog lover!! On this card he is dressed for Christmas, but he is also available from Priscilla Styles Store in just the jacket.
I coloured his jacket in the traditional red and green of Christmas, with gold accents. The border of his jacket and the pom pom on his hat had some sparkle added by using some clear Kindy Glitz. His body was coloured with chalks.
The image was cut out using a Nestabilities lacey circle and then the red and gold metallic cords were woven through the holes. Again these were left over from my embroidery days (I still do some stitching, just not as much or as demanding...)
When I planned this card I had wanted to use some coloured, cuttlebugged panels where the gold panels are, but I don't own the embossing folder I wanted to use, and could not borrow it, so I compromised by using the slightly textured gold paper instead.
I also had to be inventive when it came to the ribbons, as the sketch suggested buckles, and as I do not own any I used the metallic cords and made bows. There is a story there too, as again I had to improvise as I do not own a bow-easy, so a kitchen cooking fork was used to get the same sized bows. (Poor DH sometimes wonders of anything is 'sacred' when it comes to my card making!!)
And here is the finished result with some bling added.
This is being linked to the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Challenge #74
Fab and Funky Challenge #43 - use a digi image
The Creative Cottage Challenge #24 - bling it up
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Christmas has come early
A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge #124 Sparkle and Shine
Oldie but a Goodie - All Creatures Great and Small
Karber Weekly Challenge#8 - use a digital image
Digital Tuesday Challenge #79 - Use Ribbon, buttons or bling with a digi image
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May your day be blessed.