Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dogs Hang Out Too!

I made this card to give to the lady who boards Shadow (our mini schnauzer) when we're away. She's had him quite a bit lately, (and she'll have him on and off over the next few months too), but it's so nice to know he's at a good home. She has seven dogs herself (I know...seven! You'd think it would be shear chaos at her house but she's also a dog trainer so they're very well behaved) and Shadow fits right in with the group. Sometimes I wonder if he's bored when he comes home to our house. 

The layout is from the Mojo Monday Sketch #74. This is one of my favourite dog images evah...Woofin' It Up by Stamping Bella. The sentiment, Let's Hang Out, is also Stamping Bella. The image is coloured with copics...don't be scared off by how many markers I used...I just wanted each of the dogs to look a little different and the top row of markers is only for the collars.  The big dog in front is cut out and popped on dimensionals. The image is cut out with rectangle Nestabilities.

All the papers, except the white, are from the Basic Grey Granola 6x6 pad. I stitched on the background with my Janome Sew Mini, using a combination of straight and zig-zag stitches. I paper pierced the dark brown layer under the image and also the two lighter brown pieces on the top and bottom. The ribbon is from Making Memories...I think...and I added four 5mm Marble Chocolate Bella Dots to finish off the details. 

I'm really pleased with this card and I'm excited to give it to her next week cause I know she'll appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

18 comments:

Dana White said...

Wow I can't believe a westerner is the first to comment!! This is super cute she will LOVE it -

Linda Barutha said...

LOVE IT! I absolutely adore the colors you used:)

Cathy said...

Adorable! Love the stamp and your colouring. I wouldn't be able to give this one away (but then, I rarely do! LOL!)

Janet said...

oh my, this is toooooooooo cute!!! i have this stamp and haven't inked it yet! Yikes!!
hugs!!

Susan said...

This is a super cute card. I am a big dog lover and love, love, love dog stamps. I love your coloring of the gang! Well done!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh this image is adorable! Great colors on your card. Looks GREAT!!

Caryl P said...

That is a great card! I love the story behind it too.

Leslie said...

That is just dog-gone cute! Love the colours and the way you popped up the front dog. Are those all Shadow's new friends? There's exactly 7 of them!

Emily said...

Super cute! Great job coloring the dogs. I love how you mixed up the stitching with straight and zigzag and how you popped the big dog. Wonderful take on the Mojo sketch! I'm still cooking up an idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun stamp and wonderful coloring on this! how nice to have a safe fun place for your pooch when you are away!

I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Stamp New England gathering in March! I'm trying to find my most favorite sketch to bring along for your project!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is totally adorable! I just love love love this image!! We have a mini dachshund so this stamp is a must have!!

Julie Masse said...

What an adorable card!! I love this Karen!! Our dog growing up was a schnauzer - love them! :)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is absolutely adorable! Great colouring job!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Adorable card, LOVE the image and fun design.

Jennifer :)

Wendy said...

Karen, I love this one! You rocked the sketch! Well done GF!

dpkennedy said...

This is so so cute! I love the popped up doggie in the front and the colors on this adorable card!

joy said...

Our veterinarian clinic loves this card. You did a beautiful job. We voted this the best! thanks for giving us a smile!

Tiddly Inks said...

So cute and I love the popped out dogs. :)