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“Happy HOWLidays!” – Free Digi of the Week | CraftyPaws

I wanted to draw a silly doggy Christmas digi in which a poodle (yes, this is supposed to represent my Biscuit) could be pretending to be a reindeer and a little fluffy dog (yes, this could be Bandito) could be sitting in a sled pretending to be SantiPAWS. LOL  This digi, called “Happy Howlidays” is one that may end up being our holiday card this year.

I think I may try some additional color combinations, but for this first card, I used more traditional, soft, almost vintage colors.  I paper pieced and shaded the sled from a Recollections Christmas paper stack called “Watercolors.”  I also added a small strip of that paper to the front bottom of the card, just to add some continuity.

The following, are the Copic colors used: Poodle/deer body: E31 and 33; Poodle/deer fur: E23, 25, and 29; Antlers: W1 and 3; Bell: Y35; Bow: R17; Harness: W9. I also used a Sakura White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen to add highlights to the body, clear Wink of Stella to the bow and antler to add some shimmer; and Glossy Accents on the bell, eyes, nose and antlers to add some high shine.  For the brown parts of SantiPaws: E23 and 25; white parts of SantiPaws: W1 and 3; Hat and jacket: R14, 17 and 08; Sack of toys: C1 and 3; Shading on sled: W1 and 3; and black of buttons and nose: W9.  For the snow, I used C1 and 3 with a coating of clear Wink of Stella, which I also added to the hat and jacket. Lastly I added Uchida White Liquid Applique, which I heated with my heat gun for the faux fur parts of the hat and jacket. What fun that added!  It’s like heat embossing on steroids!

The following is a process video showing the coloring and paper piecing:

After all the coloring, I matted the image onto red card stock and then framed that with kraft card stock, which I punched out using a Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page set. I put the whole thing on a white card stock base, and voila!

This card is being entered into the nice category of the Naughty or Nice Challenge Festive Furballs November Challenge and
The IBSIC #88 Color Challenge and
The Raisin Boat Christmas and Holiday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! WOOF


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