June 3, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Pets

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Make it Shimmer Challenge, it was wonderful to see so many new players!  This weeks challenge theme is Pets, it's open for your interpretation of the theme, so if  you have a Pet Alligator or always wanted one, stamp away my friend - we'd love to see it!

Those of us with pets, know they are so much more than that - they truly are part of the family.  They are always happy to see you.  Here's a picture of our almost 8 year old Lab Lou, who by the way thinks at 90 pounds he's a lap dog!

I went for a monochromatic look, using papers from Graphic 45's Curtain Call line, along with this adorable dog image from Rare Image Rubber Stamps Pet plate.  To add color to my image I used the Vintage Art Technique from the June Technique Junkie Newsletter.  While the Tech calls for a large collage detailed image, I thought it worked wonderfully with this image.



Details:
Stamps - Rare Image Rubber Stamps
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain
Card Stock - Vanilla, Black, Caramel
Other - CandiFix, Graphic 45 Curtain Call, Ink Blending Tool, Non Stick Craft Mat

Additional Challenge entered - Crafty Sentiments - Neutral Colours

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below. Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly will be removed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!


18 comments :

Suzanne C said...

What a handsome boy! :) Love the card it looks just like Lou. Perfect papers and technique to showcase the image.

Lori said...

Love the monochromatic color scheme, Lisa--it shows off the fabulous dog image perfectly! Lou's a cutie, too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhh, I do luv this! Great piece GF!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the monochromatic colors you chose for it. Lou looks like a lap dog :-)

BarbaraW said...

Lou is so handsome and so is your card. Love the monochromatic look and that stamp.

Terry said...

Awesome card and Lou is too cute! I also feel that they are family members and should be treated as such. So happy that Lou has a loving home! Have a great weekend!

Ida said...

Fabulous card Lisa. Love the Monochromatic look, it shows off your image perfectly.
Lou looks adorable too! So glad you shared his photo with us.

Linda Monroe said...

Your dog looks exactly like the dog in your stamp. Very cool. I love the monochromatic look with these browns. Give the 'lapdog' a big sloppy kiss. He's a cutie.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautifully done!!! I love this image by Rare Image Samps...also think your dog is a cutie!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card, Lisa! Great mix of colors! This was a fun challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

So super cool! This stamp looks just like Lou! I love that layout and colors!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Top marks for this presentation, Lisa....The stamp replicates your pet really well. Excellent artwork!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awww what a great picture of your dog- and the stamp looks just like him! Love your card- the DSP is great and a perfect match for the Monochromatic feel! Yep- our dog is just like one of the kids to us. Thanks for another great challenge!

peggy gatto said...

Love your doggie!!!
Thanks for the fun hop!!

Debbie K. said...

LOVE this card, Lisa. We too have a big baby. Worst part is that she sits there staring and panting and you smell her bad breathe...lol! Too funny!!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous, I love the image its fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

CardArTart said...

Hey I never did meet a Lab who didn't like to sit on you! lol Great stamp, lovely card and Lou looks great too :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is a super card. Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week. Hazelxox

 
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