One of my crafty YT friends, Cathy (YT: Huckleberry Herbs and Art) asked crafty friends to make something that involved “a favorite thing.” For me, that meant something celebrating puppies! YAY! I am not normally a scene card maker, but I have had this idea of multiple scenes on a card bopping around in my head for a long time sooo….
I created a card on which the front would be the interior of a home with a dog peering out of a window. I used the Art Impressions “Mini Front and Back Cat and Dog” stamp set for the back side of the pup on the card front. I also colored up an extra one of the fronts so I could create a black and white puppy portrait to “hang on the wall”. To make the scale right, I had to add a chair for the tiny pup to stand on to get a view out of the window, and I was lucky to find a chair image from the same Prima “Lady Bird” paper collection that I used for the tone on tone chevron “wallpaper.” I colored up the sketch of the chair with the following Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn and then fussy cut it out with scissors and an Xacto knife. I also fussy cut out the portrait frame from an older Recollections paper stack simply called Printed Scrapbook Papers. For the centerpiece window, I used the Diemond Dies Window Dies Set and again used my Xacto blade to cut through the entire card front.
For the reverse side of the card front, I created a scene of the outside of the home. I used the Tim Holtz stencil called Bricked and blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick and Tea Dye. I die cut out another Diemond Dies Window Die and positioned it so that the puppy looked like he was peering out of the window. I also used the Diemond Dies Shutter Die and the Window Box Die to fill out the scene. I added lots of tiny paper flowers that I had in my stash, painting the burgundy ones with “Baby Pink” Plaid acrylic paint to soften the color. I used gold Ranger Liquid Pearls to add shiny centers to the flowers.
Finally, for the scene of puppies celebrating summer and partying in the dog park (and hopefully inviting and enticing the puppy inside to join them! LOL), I used an old cloud patterned paper from my stash. To make the grassy background, I used white card stock inked with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks and die cut with a My Favorite Things “Grassy Hills” die set. For the sandy playground foreground, I inked up more white card stock with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Inks and die cut the back edge with the Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside” die set. Then for the playground equipment, the tree, and the spotted dog on the slide, I used the Lawn Fawn “Let’s Play” stamp set, fussy cutting each piece out (rather than using the coordinating dies that I actually have) because I didn’t want the white edge around each image. For the small bush and the upper left side of the tree, I also used the cloud from the Lawn Fawn “Hello Baby” stamp set and just colored them up like greenery. The other dogs at play are all from the Clearly Besotted “Playful Pooches” stamp set. I love how all the pups seemed too coordinate so nicely even though they were from three different stamp companies!
The following are all the Copic colors I used:
AI Puppy: E13, 15, 97 and 99 (brown body) and C0 and 1 (white paws and face)
AI Puppy in Portrait: W3 and 5 with N4 for background
LF Puppy on Slide: N0, 2 and 4
Pug on Teeter Totter: N3, 5, 7 (dark face) and Y11, 13, 21 and 26 (fawn-colored body)
Spotted dog on Teeter Totter: E31, 35 and 39 (spots); N0, 1, 3, and 0 (white body); and R20 (tongue)
Frisbee dog: E70, 71, 74 and 79 (dog); R30, 20 and 32 with RV21, 23 and 25 (ears and frisbee)
Fluffy dog in center of playground: E51, 21, 97 and 99 with BG32 and 45 (collar)
Sniffing dog by tree: E51, 53 and 55 with R20 (tongue)
Tree tops and bush: YT13, 25 and 17
Finally the upper right side of this inside scene seemed a little empty so I created a rainbow using the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set. I cut out several rings with 7 adjacent circle dies and tucked in one end of the rings behind the tree top. The other side pf the rings just cleared the edge of the card so I simply cut off the overhang so it would look like the rainbow continued off the card. To color up each of the rings, I used the following Copic colors: R24 and 29; YR04; Y19; YG07 and 07; B24 and 18; V17. I repeated these same colors to color up the playground equipment because I thought the bright colors added to the cheerfulness of the card, and I wanted to repeat the same colors for a cohesive look on the card.
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The following is a video sharing the design of the card as well as a process video of coloring up the pug (by request):
This multi-scene card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lawnscaping Patterned Palooza Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Celebrate Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fabulous Florals Challenge
MarkerPOP Create a Scene Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Let’s Party Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps – Photo Inspiration – Do What You Love – Don’t wait inside waiting for an invitation; join in the fun and celebrate life! Play with dogs–as many as you can find! LOL