Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer!

It's time again for another DD/DDA Challenge for the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen team (alum and current). Valerie(11Valerie11) hosted the challenge this month.

Required Element:
Dog images or sentiments and heat of summer color scheme (so think orange, red, mustard, etc.)

Restricted Element:
Flock, or any fuzzy type embellishment

Gallery Link:

Okay, the whole dog part through me a bit. At first I did not think I had a dog image. I realized that I do have one. It is in the Flourishes set called Chairs. Isn't this the cutest little doggie ever? LOL!!!
I am also using Flourishes Gerbera Daisies set for the sentiment. I thought the elegantly written Friend says it all.

As for the color requirement, I am using all basicgray ambrosia cardstock. I did try to tone the hues down a little with some ranger antique linen and tea dyed inks. I think it worked. I was concern it was so bright that if anyone viewed my card they would get retina!!! I colored my little doggie image with Flourishes Copic Color Collection using Warm Neutrals, Daffodil, and Tiger Lily. I used Flourishes Classic White cardstock which is wonderful for coloring with copics.

So here is my Dog Days of Summer card!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Flourishes Chairs and Gerbera Daisies sets
true black, Flourishes classic white, Basicgray Ambrosia
Palette Noir, Ranger antique linen, tea dyed
Nestabilities, sponges, gold pearls, gingham ribbon, foam squares, glue dots, cb ef, Flourishes Copic Color Collections


  1. Betty, your card is just awesome! I love the rich colors! And that is a cute image!

  2. Awww, he is so cute! What a stunning card with that layout and those colors! How fun that you guys have those challenges : )

  3. Betty - this is fabulous!!! I think it's the most elegant doggy card I have ever seen and I love it!!! These colors are divine!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Oh my!!! Your LO is incredible!! FAB! FAB! FAB!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Betty! You have such an 'eye' for the depth of this...and that ribbon works so well with it!

  6. Oh Betty you rocked this DD challenge. Awesome colors!!

  7. Wow ! What eye-popping colors , beautiful layout and royal dog ! I love it !

    I have something for you on my blog, Betty ! Check it out ...

  8. This is just adorable, Betty!! I love all the amazing layers on this card, and that cute little image!

  9. Wonderful! I love that pp from BG! Awesome! You have the best layered cards! I can not do layers!

  10. This is awesome Betty!! Love the colors and dp!! What a fab layout!! Love your doggie too!!

  11. what a stunning card dear Betty.
    totally in awe about your coloring.

    thank you for visting my blog today

  12. No retina burns here girl, you did a fabulous job!

  13. So rich in color and beautiful, Betty! Great use of sketch design and papers with your cute pooch!

  14. This is adorable Betty! I love this little pup and your papers look great! The distress inks help us out a lot, don't they? Love them and love this great fun card! Awesome sketch!

  15. Love this, Betty! Great colors and papers!!


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