Tuesday, May 22, 2012

They call it puppy love...

Hi friends,

This was the third and final card that I had picked up for the April/May issue of Designed to Color and I think that I submitted it for the May Flowers theme. Don't I look all totally crafty with those 'hand made' flowers? Nope... lazy crafter remember? The two big ones were pre-fab from now defunct Girls' Paperie and I actually punched the three small ones out from the back of their packaging... the little ones don't even have real buttons on them. ;)
I love, love, love this sweet image from Sugar Nellie called Lead the Way. The pup totally reminded me of a girlie version of my little Yorkie so of course that is the coloring that I gave her. The papers are all random scraps that I pulled together and I think it is a fun mix of prints.That brown hounds tooth really gives her a city girl vibe in my eyes... plus I just like the play off of 'hound' with a doggy stamp like this one. 
The 'Designer Tip' about creating this project that I included was; Besides using my Copics to color in the image, I also used the BV02 marker to custom coordinate the seam binding ribbon to the colors in my card. Sure, you can color it all in but just edging the ribbon on either side can also give it a really pretty and unique look.

Take care. ♥
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Kissing Booth), Collage Press (Joyride), Making Memories (Love Struck)
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Lead the Way), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown, Tim Holtz weathered wood distress
The Girls' Paperie flowers
copic edged ribbon
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- E81, W0, BV01, BV02, BV04, RV21, RV23, R22, E57, E59, E55, E35
dog- E31, E33, E35, W7, W10
grass- G43, G46


Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is sooo Stiking Cute!!!! I Love this image. I haven't seen it before. Now I must rush off to find to buy!!! I love all things doggie, mermaid, seahorses & Halloween!!! That Houndstooth paper is Awesome!!!! I mailed the 1 pack of paper off to you after work yesterday!! So look for Happy Mail in the next couple days!!!
Have an Awesome day!!!
hugs, Heidi

Cindy H. said...

So cute! Love how you colored her pretty hair and her sweet pup. Keeping your mom and you in my thoughts.

Unknown said...

Aw... Cute...
You're talented!

Mette said...

This is just super cute Amy. I adore yorkies (gonna get one once kids have gone to keep me company hehe). Super card and loving all the papers.

Hugs, Mette

Annette Allen said...

WOW WEE I love this card...that image is amazing...super cute..

gobeagirl said...

My friend, this is just adorable! I love everything about this card. All the way from your awesome seam binding to your prefab buttons. lol.... Seriously, love the way you colored her adorable boots. Wish I had a cute pair like that, I'd wear them to the Real men wear pink rodeo this summer. :O) Awww the memories of all those hansom cowboys. Hugs

corryskaart said...

hoi amy
wat een geweldig leuke en mooie kaart en die stempel is zo lief!
dus is je kaart een echte topper!!
groetjes van corry

Design Inventions said...

Love, love the card. Its so fun to see your cards when you use your scrap papers. I too think some of my best work is created from my scraps. I also have Yorkie who's big brother is a Saint Bernard, so I look for stamps that have my favorite puppies. Hope your mother is improving and will be home soon. Sending my prayers.

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Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

She is adorable Amy! I love how you have coloured her and the cloud background. The flowers are just so gorgeous too :)

Lau W said...

Oh so sweet ! love this little image, and the sentiment is adorable ! Your papers are wonderful, as always !
Think of you and your mum.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous Amy! Love the edging on the seam binding (Brilliant!) and that SN image is adorable! Love all the details and ur coloring is fabulous!
Thinking of you and your mom and sending warm thoughts and healing wishes.
Take care

Dangina Martinez said...

Soooo Adorable! Love the way you inked her up! And the clouds are amazing.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh how adorable. Just love how you layed everything out.

Joy said...

what a lovely card! cute image and gotta love her pup! sweet coloring as always and I love how you put your card together! so much fun! have a good week!

yvon said...

Oh, i like her..........she looks so cute with her little doggie.
Gorgeous creation.
Hugs, Yvon

Evinrude said...

Nice card Amy...very cute.

Arabella said...

This is so gorgeous Amy! I love how you have cut the image strip all the way to the top! Great look!


Shazza said...

beautifully coloured and I love this range of stamps. Wonderful card x

Marzenciuk said...

I love that stamp!!!!

RiNNE said...

I just loooooooooove the pattern-mixing, the coloring, the clouds, and the layering of embellies. I know this card very well because my card is next to it in the magazine (yippppeee!).