This is another card for the Technique Lovers' Challenge, TLC108, to use only shades of brown and vanilla, no other colors, and no images of coffee or chocolate.
Mr. Brown delivered a box of stampin' goodies to me this evening and this idea popped into my head. What's more perfect for a brown challenge than Mr. Brown!
I stamped the little truck from LOL in craft Close to Cocoa and clear embossed, then enhanced it to look like a big UPS truck. I watercolored it with several shades of brown. The window is painted with CE to make it look like glass. I stamped, clear-embossed, watercolored and cut out the little doggies and the doghouse. I used Creamy Caramel and More Mustard on the dogs- I hope that qualifies as brown shades. They are my golden retrievers, so I had to make them somewhat golden!
The boulders in the lower righthand corner are covered with snow. I couldn't find my rock stamp, so I used a gumdrop from All Wrapped Up Accessories. Do they look like rocks? I sketched in the road with markers and a watercolor brush, and made lots of snow (like we have here in NY!) with Liquid Applique. The snow is several days old, so I sponged it with browns to make it look old.
The trees are stamped in the background, and some light brown sponged into the sky. The truck, dogs and doghouse are popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment (bow wow ruff arff) is stamped in Staz-On Timber Brown on narrow twill tape. It is my dogs' welcoming greeting to Mr. Brown!
What fun I had making this card! Thanks for looking!
Date: Monday, March 19, 2007 GMT Views: 2214
Registered: February 19, 2006 Location: Texas (Killeen, Fort Hood area) Posts: 6988
Mon, Mar 19, 2007 @ 10:24 PM
Oh maddy.......that's adorable!!!!! I've seen a couple make UPS and other trucks with the loads of love and think that is so creative. Never would have thought about using the gumdrop to make a rock.....that's awesome!! But can ya make the next one be in the summer....can't take that cold yanno hehehe but your snow is great
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Registered: January 7, 2006 Location: Central California Posts: 16783
Mon, Mar 19, 2007 @ 10:31 PM
How adorable!! The truck is awesome, and the dogs are just too cute. It's hard to imagine snow here at this time in central CA. But your card brought back great memories. (I'm originally from the midwest) Thanks for the memories.
Registered: January 9, 2005 Location: In the express lane to Crazyville Posts: 73356
Mon, Mar 19, 2007 @ 11:07 PM
So, so cute and clever! You did a great job on this, right down to the gumdrop rocks and 'aged' snow! :) I imagine you had a giggle or two while you were making this one. You had to know we'd love it! TFS
Maddy, This is so darling. I love the UPS truck, your snow and of course your darling doggies and dog house. I love that you popped the dog house up with the dog behind it. He really looks *inside*. Very clever.