Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Double Dare, Two Dogs, and Trying Copics!

I have 3 cards to share with you today - I was so busy this week doing Sneak Peeks for Artful Inkables that my other cards have been piling up!!

I made this 5" x 5" card for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a group of SCS friends. This week I was the hostess and I sent everyone 2 Magnolia stamped images (an Edwin and a Tilda) and they had to pick one and use it on their card. I chose Edwin the skier for my card.
I colored him with Prismacolor markers and used Copics for his face. I added punched photo corners that I embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then topped with dew drops. The Let It Snow is a silver sticky strip by Stampendous. I had the acrylic word sticker in my stash and don't remember where it came from (!) - there are 7 or 8 of them with different words or snowflakes - all in white and blue. This is the first time I've used one of them!

You can check out the other challenge cards here and you'll see some of the Tilda's.

Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: White: PTI, Wild wasabi: SU, Plaid DP - DCWV Christmas Stack
Ink: Onyx Black bersafine
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, copics, dew drops, Class a Peel Stickers: Stampendous, photo corner punch: SU, acrylic word sticker, glue dots, cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, foam dimensionals

I made this b'day card for my future daughter-in-law, April - who's birthday was 8/10. She was away visiting her mother in NC on her birthday so I will give her this when she gets back.She and my son have 2 bassett hounds and so I'm always looking for anything with basset hounds on it.

This cute puppies image was a RAK from Mrs. Noodles over at SCS (thank you Dina!). The middle puppy is a basset hound. The fun sentiment and puppy stamp are both by Inkadinkado - the paw print with the heart in it is part of a new stamp set called Top Dog by Artful INKables

And these are the real thing - my 'grandchildren' (!) 7 month old Roscoe and 4 year old Daisy - and yes - the 7 month 0ld is already bigger than the 4 year old! (Trouble - right here in River City!)

Stamps: puppies & sentiment: Inkadinkado, paw print: Artful Inkables
Paper: white - Papertrey Ink, choc chip: SU, DP- DCWV The Pet Stack
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Espresso - Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, brown satin ribbon, foam dimensionals, circle punches.

Here is my card for the Ways to Use It Challenge at Split Coast - to use Copic markers to color an image on a card. I have about a dozen copics but haven't used them much yet not having a lot of colors - I usually use my Prismacolor markers and don't do a lot of shading. So my image today is colored with a combination of both kinds. I was quite surprised and thrilled with how the coloring came out - I have had this Kinkade stamp for ages - but have only previously stamped it monochrome - afraid to attempt coloring it. And for my first try I think it came out well - and will only improve as I practice and get more colors!

Here's a close up of the colored image. For some reason the colors look a little bright here - it's more subdued IRL!

Thanks so much for coming by today! If you leave me a comment I can come by and visit you too!
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade - Cornish Heritage Farms, Healing - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: White - PTI, Mellow Moss - SU, DP - Autumn Leaves - Manhatten: Pied a Terre
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: ribbon: PTI Spring Moss, foam dimensionals, Copics, Prismacolor markers, decorative edge scissors

6 comments:

Sue said...

Cute cute cards! We have pugs in our family and I always love to see them in stamps too! I just bought 3 of those wonderful kids sayings stamps too...still uninked, but hopefully not for long. The one you used goes so well with the paw print too!

One4Joy said...

it all about the tortoise shell Tabby at our house!!! Jessie who is the best cat dog I've ever known! She's 9 and has the most personality. Love, love that cat!!!

The doggie card is adorable, Julia as are the pics of your pupchildren!!!

Off to dreamland for me

peanutbee said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful coloring on the TK image. I'm just getting more into Copics now myself. LOVE the puppy card...oh my word, tooooooo cute!

~amy~ said...

Julia...fun, fun, cards! Love the photo of your grandkids :)

Thank you soooo much for my beautiful card...I **love** it!!!

Deb said...

These are all great. Love the sentiment and paw print on the puppy card and WOW what beautiful coloring on the TK card, I haven't gotten that brave and may never! Very cute pictures!

Beth said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!! I especially like the dog card with the basset hound. Our Prissy is 13-years-old and still pretty active for a basset hound, that is! You amaze me at the volume of beautiful creations you are able to make! Great job!