Thursday, July 10, 2008

from hippos to dogs

One of this weeks Rubbernecker stamp challenges is a sketch challenge from SCS. I ended up turning the card and cutting off the corners. I'm not sure about the layout of the card, but I do love the background paper. I simply sprayed Glimmer mist onto damp watercolor paper, splashed a bit of green and blue watercolors on it and then stamped on it after dry. This is the same technique I used for the lighthouse layout. Super simple and such fun bright colors. I case you haven't guessed I love bright colors, lol! I went over the design and added in white gel pen highlights, blending some a bit with my finger to tone them down.

Here you can see details of the white gel pen coloring effect on the stamped image. One of these days I want to try this with bleach instead of a gel pen and see if it works.

Another one of the Rubbernecker challenges was to use ribbon in a unique way. Now I have to apologize in advance because my "model" was not being very cooperative. This bow lasted about 20 seconds before he shook it out. I made the mistake of picking up a biscuit before snapping the photo. happy dog...spin, spin, spin! (note to self: remember to call the pet groomers this week)

The Scotty image was created with shrink plastic. I threaded a elastic through the button, attached the stamped piece to the button front and then simply looped the elastic around the bow. This would be a super simple project to do with the kids, but my boys aren't too into hair bows in their hair (and neither is the dog, LOL!)


Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on the bg you created - and what a fun ribbon project - your puppy looks quite handsome with it on!!

Juliana said...

I love how you did the background!
Very dreamy!

Mer said...

Ooh, how fun! I love to learn new techniques...the card looks great!

Maren said...

So sweet!! I am talking about the card & dog!! :-)

deb said...

hee hee.. oh m y gosh. That dog with the bow is TOO cute!

Deb Neerman said...

OMIGOSH, this card is so amazing!!! I love the background papers and their orientation ... and your puppy is just adorable!!!

You're sooo clever!


Stampin' Meg said...

hahaha what a good doggie to wear that lovely barrette!