Wednesday, July 23, 2008

in the dog house

And quite a fancy dog house it is with wallpaper and framed artwork, lol!

Two of this weeks Rubbernecker challenges were to create a scene and use the SCS color combo. This card actually worked for both challenges. First I created inches and then I framed them with a Studio G $1 stamp. The stamp originally had a flower inside the postage frame image, but the nice thing about clear stamps is you can cut them apart easily. I simply cut the center out of the stamp and used it as a frame instead. The wallpaper was created with Autumn Leaves stamps and watercolors, but first I had to create some marks so I knew where to stamp. I used a piece of plastic canvas and sketched in light pencil marks set distance from each other. This was an easy way to mark the paper. Unlike if I had drawn in lines with a ruler, there were barely any pencil marks and it was straight. Yes, even with a ruler I have a hard time keeping my lines straight. LOL! After it was stamped and colored I added dots of Stickles. These added a bit of sparkle and also covered up my pencil marks. The scallop around the card was created using a border strip from the Cuttlebug Babyface font. Nestabilities are pretty high on my wish list but for now I'll just have to settle for a few tricks to get the scallop effect.

supplies used: Rubbernecker, Fontwerks, Autumn Leaves rubber stamps, watercolors, Stickles, Cuttlebug Babyface font

This card made me think of one of my new favorite reality shows as I was creating it... the Greatest American Dog. Has anyone seen it yet? Contestants and their dogs all stay in a house and complete challenges with someone getting eliminated each week. I'm amazed at how calm it is in the house with all the dogs. Its a cute show that even the kids can watch.

I have a few more cards to post, but they're going to have to wait until tomorrow. :)


Mothers and Daughters Creations said...

What a beautiful card - and what a creative take on the challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

SmilynStef said...

Love those little inchie windows ... adorable