Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Take Time to Smell the Flowers - Sketch & Stash #13

This week's Sketch & Stash Challenge has an optional challenge of using animal themed stash. This made my mind up as to what I was going to stashbust this week :) - a lovely dog stamp that my friend Anne bought me from Little Claire's stand at Ally Pally. I fell for 2 dog stamps and have coloured the larger one several times and not been happy with the effect I've got.

For this card I pulled out the little terrier stamp and inked it up at last. I masked it off and stamped an Elzybell's flower stamp onto the background. I coloured the images in with Koh-i-Noor pencils and blended them, adding some Distress Ink around the edges.

The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey from their Porcelain 6x6 pad, fairly new stash from the Stamp Attic, and the two flowers are new stash. I've bought the most beautiful stamp plate from Elusive Images called Retro Vases, with, I think, 40+ images to it. It's taken me a while to cut them out and now I need to start to use them :). This hardly gives much idea of their potential, but I stamped the little star flowers with pink chalk ink, cut them out with a circle punch and shaped the edges. They looked too white so I rubbed more Distress Ink across them and painted the flower middles with it.
I think the dog looks a bit like Sweep, our terrier, but those who know her may think it looks rather better tempered than Sweep :)


  1. Love your card Anne. Yes he does look just like Sweep.
    That background paper is amazing, it all works so well.


  2. Beautiful card, Anne! I love the cute image and your colouring. You did a great job with masking. The papers are fabulous. Great photo, too, your dog is very cute. :)

    Good night

  3. I love that cute card, and your dog is too cute. Hugs friend, Leslie

  4. I love your card Anne and your dog is so sweet! The masking looks brilliant too!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash and taking up the extra challenge!!
    Love Becky xx

  5. Sweep is adorable and so innocent looking! He couldn't possibly get into mischief, could he? The card is adorable too...

  6. beautiful card Anne, your masking is brillant, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx


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