Saturday, July 18, 2009

Have Fun!

I combined two challenges on this card, Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #74 and the Corrosive Challenge #20 (all about dogs).
I haven't used a Poochie image in a loooooong time and this was a perfect opportunity to dig out one of these little cuties! I decided on Poochie Frankie from The Cat's Pajamas and paired it with a sentiment from American Art Stamps (LOVE that sentiment!!!).

I started by stamping Poochie with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White then I coloured him with copics. I honestly thought I'd only use a few markers because there's so much black from the solid image stamp...hmmm...I seem to have gotten a little carried away with shading. Oh well...that's why I have the markers, right? Although that one Ciao marker in my collection drives me crazy when it's time to photograph my colours...I may have to replace it with a Sketch. And those who know me know I'm not kidding. ;)

After he was all coloured I cut him out with square Nestabilities and layered him onto Prism Intense Teal. I slipped the sentiment circle under the image panel before stitching around the image. Then I added a little glitter to the water and use my new clear glaze pen on his shades. A few people have been raving about this glaze pen so I just had to try it for myself, and I LOVE it! You get essentially the same look as crystal effects with a waaaaaaaaay shorter drying time.

I loved how Taylor used punched out stars on her sample for this sketch so I shamelessly cased her idea and used buttons in the same manner. The purple ones are from my button bin and the green and teal ones are from the Whirligig Bag-O-Buttons. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane line and I layered it onto Prism Frosted Kiwi before stitching the edges and adhering it to the white card base.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Leslie said...

Poochie Frankie rocks - what a dude! Great shading my friend.

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, I forgot all about this poochie!! I have a few of his stamps too, now I have to go and dig them out!! Love your card, thanks so much for playing along this week. Hugs, Leslie

Janet said...

wow what a great card!! i love the poochies...i have some doxie stamps i need to start using!! Give Shadow a hug for me, i had a dream about him last night...strange!! lol
hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the look of ALL those buttons together!

...thanks for telling me to get going...I finally made it out the door this afternoon, LOL!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

i am luvin all the buttons and of course the doggie is a hit, luv him...one cool dude!

enjoy *~*

Karen R said...

Now I would have been tempted to buy him as he's cute

Emily said...

Oh Karen, I love your Poochie, he's just soooo sweeeet! Can you tell me who makes the glaze pen you mentioned? I'm gonna have to find one for myself:))

Donna MacDonald said...

These poochies are adorable - I've got him on my wish list! Super cute card, Karen!