It's the last day of January and I've been meaning to do the SCS Fan Club January Christmas Challenge so finally sat down and made a card. The theme was Christmas Wedding - be inspired by borrowed, blue, new, old.
I've done a strange take on the blue - the colour of one of my English Cocker Spaniels is called "blue roan" - a blend of black, grey, and white. So my "blue" for the card is the blue roan cockers - although I didn't quite get the colouring right on my image. IRL my dog is more sort of "tweedy" with the colours mixed up more. The dp is a nice blue-grey blend to match. There's also the blue of the balloon.
"Borrowed" is the stamp - my dogs' breeder buys all sorts of English Cocker paraphenalia and she picked up this stamp as the dogs on it are pretty close to English Cockers. She's not a cardmaker (but uses stamps in her elementary school classroom) so she lent it to me for some cards. I may have to buy it as I think it's really fun.
"Old" is the scrap of red cardstock and the dp, and "new" is the cardbase - my new package of PTI white cs.
In the UK, where the English Cocker originated, they are typically referred to as the "Merry Cocker" because of their happy dispositions, so I used just the "merry" part of a Merry Christmas sentiment.
I coloured the image with a water brush and my Memento dewdrop inks.
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013 GMT Views: 1283