Hi there :)
I hope you all enjoyed the glorious sunny weekend?
I'm here to start your week off with a fun card, I seem to be on a MFT roll at the moment but I couldn't wait to share this card with you now these doggy stamp sets are back in stock :)
I needed a card to send to my friend who is a dog groomer and general dog lover, sadly she has decided
to pack up her business to pursue other interests so this is what happened when I set about colouring these little characters!!
I wanted to include lots of dogs even though some of these hounds wouldn't need a trim!!
I made a long narrow card with the hinge along the short edge.
It was great fun thinking about colours and markings... my favourite has to be the brindle chap in the centre :) I needed to make them a scene to gather in so I used the English brick wall stencil and drew through it so the black outline style matched the dogs. I drew the fence which is just simple overlapping irregular rectangles and added a woodgrain with the coloured pencil.. in fact the whole scene is coloured using Polychrome pencils and the dogs trimmed out with scissors.
I wasn't sure how to do the sky so just went with pencil strokes and I think it looks okay and fits in with the whole colouring effect.The simple shrubs are made by tracing through a cloud stencil..... it's one I have in my stash but you can easily make stencils with any dies you have :)
It's the first time I've tried a scenic background and I'm really pleased with how
it turned out... keeping it simple is the key :)
Thanks for stopping by :)