Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dog Days Dirty Girl Challenge

Oh it's the dog days of summer isn't it? Those last few weeks of the sun giving all it's warmth! How quickly time has gone this summer. It's already August 20th and time for another Dirty Dozen and Alumni challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I can't believe it's been a year since I finished my term on the Dirty Dozen!

Val challenged us this month to celebrate the dog days of summer. We had to use doggy or related images and sentiments, nothing fuzzy and warm summer colors.

Here's my cute pup...the only dog image I own (gasp!) I'm not a dog person, not because I maybe wouldn't want to be - but because I've always had really bad allergies to dogs/cats etc, (even the supposed non-allergenic ones), and our middle son is the same way. Because of this, I've just never been a furry friend person. But I can appreciate them :) (hey I cried at Marley and Me).

I colored this pampered pup on his fancy schmancy pillow with copic markers. I added Zig Painty gold accents to the pillow, and then added sponging in Crushed Curry and Ruby Red. I had a hard time deciding which pic to use so I'll give you a few views. Above you can see the gold pen and the embossing a big better. Below is actually a better representation of the true colors.

I really love the Spellbinders Frameabilities, this one shows the pretty embossing (I also sponged and added gold accents to the frame). I also gave it some pretty piercing with my Fancy Scallops Pierceabilities, and added gold accents to the designer paper and to the ribbon edges.

I hope we have many Dog Days of summer left! Catch up with you tomorrow! Be sure to see all the Dirty Girl submissions this month by using the search words DCDOG809 on SCS!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Chairs to You; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Gold, Crushed Curry, Ruby Red; Paper: Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, Classic White Flourishes Paper, Basic Grey June Bug DSP, K & Co Que Sera Sera DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Foliage Frameabilities, Finishing Touches Brads (Flourishes), Dimensionals, Gold Zig Painty, Copic Markers. Sponge, Red Taffeta Ribbon, Fancy Scallop Pierceabilities, Ornare Piercer.


Francie G. said...

Your little pampered fury friend is so beautifully done! Love the way you framed him! Those gold accents are lovely! Beautiful, Christine!

Norine said...

this is adorable and pretty at the same time

Betty Wright said...

Christine!!! This is beautiful!!! We chose the same image. It is the only dog I think I own, too...I!!! Love your colors and coloring!!! Lovely card!!!

Crystal said...

So sweet Christine love your dp!

Danni said...

Very pretty!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a little darling!! Love the papers and your framing Christin!! Charming!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwwww, so pretty! Love that doggie and the gold accents.

Rose Ann said...

Your little doggie is so sweet, and I love the pretty papers and frame! Fabulous challenge card, Christine!!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is undoubtedly the prettiest dog card I've ever seen! Love the beautiful colors and papers. Awesome job with the challenge!