Hurrah for the 15th of the month! It's the day we showcase the kits we receive from the Dueling Darlings. This month Tracie sent the Dazzlers their kit and Barb was in charge of the Divas. I'm with the Dazzlers. Here's what Tracie says about her kit:
"February 20th is 'Love Your Pet Day' so we decided this challenge would be pet related. The image is from Newton's Nook Designs called 'Fetching Friendship.' These images are stamped on Neenah Classic crest cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink. The designer paper is from Authentique 'Companions.' I included pieces of ribbon and brads from my stash. My youngest sister's birthday is February 19th so this is in her honor. She works for a pet company and always loved to see pet cards."
I created two cards with the kit. The images are so fun and we had lots of fun embellishments to go with the fun images.
I loved that design paper with all the dog faces and flowers so I used that as my background. All my coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers. I colored the dog and fussy cut him. The sentiment I cut out with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags
. I added the fun bone clip to the sentiment and one of the fun extra images (the ball). I added the blue burlap ribbon. The "bone ribbon" was very difficult to work with. I tried to straighten it and finally decided it was never going to straighten so I cut it into pieces and then placed each piece under blocks to try to press them. It didn't help a lot so I used tape to tape them into place and then add the glue. I placed them on and then weighted them with blocks until they dried and then removed the tape.
My second card uses all three of the dog images Tracie sent. I used another of the sentiments. Used another one of the ribbons and also two brads (a bone and paw). I used the MFT Stitched Circle die to cut the dogs out and backed them with the same brown cardstock that I used for the base. I inked the fishtail flag with Fired Brick distress ink. I love the fun paw paper for the background.
Hope you'll check out the other Darlings and Divas cards. The links are in the right hand column.
EDIT: Yikes, I forgot about Tracie's extra challenge. We were supposed to include a picture of our favorite animal. I only had goldfish growing up so I never really got used to pets around the house. But my husband always had dogs growing up so once we were married and had kids he wanted them to grow up with a dog. We no longer have dogs around since the kids are grown but we had two wonderful dogs during those years: Rascal and White Socks. I looked for a long time and could only find a pic of White Socks, who had 4 white paws (hence her name!)
I hope I don't have too many typos. I've come down with conjunctivitis and it's affecting my eyesight. So I'm not seeing the page very clearly tonight. I do have eye drops now for it so I hope it starts to improve.
I'm entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I have to go to the lab today for blood tests but after that I think I am free. If my eyesight clears a little I hope to get some more craft time. Take care and make it a crafty weekend!