I made a birthday card for my Godfather who holds a very special place in my life. He was my late father's lifelong best friend and has always been there for me and was a tower of support when my father passed away suddenly in 1996.
The image was stamped onto 140lb watercolour paper and coloured him with Faber Castell and Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and a small round #2 paintbrush. I tried to give him lots of texture by scribbling different coloured brown Inktense watercolour pencils on a scrap piece of w/c paper, adding water with my brush and "dabbing" the dog with little strokes. Once that had dried, I then made a wash with a mustardy-coloured pencil on a scrap piece of w/c paper and applied that over the strokes to tone them down and blend them into the dog's fur. I added used my clear Sakura glaze pen to add some shine to his collar, but you can't tell that from the photo - oh well! The sentiment is from my PB set: Make a Wish - which seemed the perfect choice for this image. This main panel is also up on dimensionals.
I diecut the image with my Square Nesties - but trimmed around the tail first so the tail wouldn't get cut off. This technique is called "Out of the box with nestabilities" and you can find the step-by-step tutorial here on Splitcoaststampers: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/re...nestabilities/ In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have trimmed the mustard and black cs layers around the tail - I'll know for next time :-)
ETA: This was a SCS Technique Lover's Challenge TLC247 from a while ago called Cutting "Outside the Box" - see this link for the deets on the Challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t468425.html Thanks Sabrina aka Cook22 for finding where and when the Challenge was as I couldn't locate it :-)
ETA: I also forgot to mention that I was popping this card into the SCS 'Ways to use it' WT152 Challenge of 'Going Dotty' where you are to use Polka Dots on your creation even though I had already put WT152 in the Title of my card when I first uploaded it - guess I am going a little dotty.... ;-) See this link for the deets on this Challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...y-t322459.html
The black paw border on the side panel is an EK Success punch: Paw Print. I attached the black grosgrain ribbon in two separate elements and glued the paw print button on - the button had a shank which I cut off with pliers. The button is by Buttons Galore - Little Paws #4120. Lastly, I added the 3 black Basic Grey brads which are from their Urban Prairie collection.
I am entering this card into the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C101 Challenge of Bingo - links and deets are on my blog. Thanks for having a peek at my card. Please come and peek at my blog - this link will take you directly to my card: http://instead-of-ironing.blogspot.c...hday-card.html
Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 GMT Views: 1423