Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Ruff You!

My oh my!  How long it has been since I have posted- how did October get here!  As you can well see I am back at work and that is taking up most of my time, but I was determined to get my craft on this morning!

It is my niece's birthday (she is turning 8) and got a pug for her birthday!  How lucky was it that I found this super adorable digital image from Mo Manning called "Pug Love"?!?!  I was a little nervous about the coloring, but with determination and focus I think it really does look like a fawn pug!  The thing about Copic markers and coloring is knowing when to stop layering your colors- had I not stopped this could have been a HOT MESS!!!  The ears and black face I did with Prismacolor pencil and Gamasol- sometimes I don't have good control over my Copics when it comes to shading and showing which direction my light source is coming from- I find colored pencils work best, especially when I am in a hurry to get an image on a card!

That heart was done with red Stickles and the sentiment was from a sentiment sheet of stickers from Hobby Lobby (check out there clearance section ASAP!).  The other paper was from a stack from a stack called "Snap @ Life" from Simple Stories (you gotta check that clearance rack at Hobby Lobby!!!).  The dog paper in the background is a scrap I had left over- couldn't even begin to tell you where that came from, but I do know I used it on another project I did 3 years ago- sick isn't it? Scrap paper hangs out in my craft room for years and years...

Alrighty then, I think I will enter this into a few contests this week:
Papertake Weekly Challenge- Two by Two- I used four hearts which divided by two is TWO!!! LOL!!
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 290- Neutral Zone- used Kraft cardstock as my base followed by black to make the layers pop on this card.
Brown Sugar Challenge- Challenge # 63- Anything Goes