Jill here, and this week, I've got a little doggy parade making a whole load of birthday noise...
...using Mama Elephant's, off the scale adorable, Little Dog Agenda.
Now it's no secret I am absolutely, unashamedly, unabashedly dog obsessed. I'm that girl who will cross a road if it means a quick kiss off a puppy. So when this set was released, my eyes were on beanstalks and I fell instantly in love! I mean what's better than a dog? Well I'll tell you what's better...twenty dogs! Twenty cute, adorable, fun little puppies all packed on to one sheet of stamps! Amazing.
So anytime I get a set like this I look through all the images and look for a story. I try to find images that link together to help me create a scene in my head...and I think it's pretty indicative of who I am that the loud noisy birthday band parade is what leapt out to me!
I started my card by stamping out my cute pooches (and the bottom half of my sentiment) onto my card panel and clear heat embossing. I then added, freehand, some little sprigs of grass to ground my parade. I wanted to create a sweet and simple scene for my card but I also knew I wanted to add a little extra interest by adding a background stamp to my, well, background (:/), so I masked off my images and sentiment then took My Favourite Things Sketched Chevron Background and stamped it across my panel, not taking too much care around the edges so it gently faded out. I then set about colouring my images using Zig Real Brush Markers, (I apologise that I use these all the time but I am 100% hooked on them, they're just so easy to use and incredibly effective!). Once my images were dry I moved on to colouring my background, again, using my Zigs, taking care to leave a space around my sentiment.
I then finished up my sentiment, which is from Mama Elephant's Monster Jam and works perfect with my scene, by stamping the first line out onto black card and white heat embossing. I also did this with the little 'Rock On' speech bubble from Mama Elephant's Rock and Paws and added both pieces to my scene using foam tape.
I finished by covering my scene and sentiment and adding a few flicks of ink across my background and there you have it.
I really hope you like it.
As always everything I used is linked below so be sure to have a peek.
See you next week.