Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Gone to the Dogs


We have had some wet weather here, so that was s great excuse for me to hide in my studio and make some cards for an order I have.

The customer wanted a 'doggie' card, if possible a black labrador - and thanks to Paulette at Create with TLC I found what I needed.

The image I obtained had brown in it, so I chalked over it with black chalks - and much to my delight the sketch lines were visible through the chalks.

I mounted the image on plain card, which had the edges coloured with Viva Decor Inka Gold Paste, embossed the sentiment onto a snippet and shaped it into a tag, which I threaded onto red and gold ribbon, and adhered on a foam dot to give some dimension.

I hope the customer is as happy with this card as I am.

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  1. Looks awesome. Isn't it amazing what some people think we can do! I've done tanks, Bat Man, and goodness knows what else. You found the perfect image for the card.

  2. Delightful creation. Love these colours and gorgeous lab used and such a fab design.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. Your card turned out wonderfully~! Love the coloring.

  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Stamps Society Challenge Blog! Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  5. A beautiful doggie card. I am sure your friend will be delighted with it. Lots of nice finishing touches too. I hope the rain soon stops for you. Kate xx

  6. gorgeous Maxine

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Such a lovely image beautifully drawn. A really nice CAS card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

  8. That dog looks so real!!! Great idea to add the additional color too. Fabulous card.

  9. Maxine,
    The dogs seems quite lifelike. You did a super job with the highlights. As usual I really like your gold embossed sentiment. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
    Blessings, Carole

  10. Maxine, this image turned out fabulously. Your brown markings with the chalk overlay, looked so much like 'real fur'. Love this puppy's face, and you captured the look beautifully with your choice of materials. Loved the simplicity of the matting and that his sweet look could be the focus. TFS

  11. Maxine, Forgot to say in my comment on this wonderful doggie card (which I am not seeing as yet, and hope it does finally show up!)-- it took me months of checking to finally find a USA source for the Brusho-s. Then they don't stay in stock very long. Not sure if you have an Amazon source available, that would not have prohibitive shipping, but the USA Amazon had these Brusho-s...briefly. Good luck.

  12. So cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Absolutely wonderful work....love it..
    Fiona DT

  15. Cute card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  16. Hi Maxine, what a great card. Your customer will love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at the 2 Cute Ink "anything goes" challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  17. Awesome Maxine. That is some image and the eyes are captivating. Excellent.

    Hugs and Blessings

  18. Love this image, Maxine. You've done a great job with it!

  19. Thanks for entering our 2 Cute Ink Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  20. What a beautiful image...So delighted you blessed us with your project last week at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 18:6 which says, "In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN

  21. Your card is so beautiful! The image is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  22. Nice job with the chalks!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us on Love To Scrap Challeng blog. Best of luck with your entry!

  23. WOW- this is an awesome card- love the job you did with the coloring-and a perfect image! The eyes- love these eyes- LOVE this card! : )

  24. aww isn't he cute! Love these colors and the Image! Thanks for playing with us at 2 CuteInk and come back soon!
    Carolyn, DT


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