Hello to all my loyal fans! Sorry I've been neglecting my poor blog in its infancy, but my mom came to visit last weekend (superfun!) and then my DH and I were in Washington DC visiting his mom Tuesday through Saturday (also superfun!). We got back home around midnight last night, and then today it took me way too long to make this card today (but I had fun, and isn't that what's important?)
I couldn't believe it when I read the SCS Free-For-All challenge from Friday: a card honoring man's best friend! HELLO! Perfect challenge for me! And, yes, I even got the bonus points since it is a Father's Day card for my DH from Addison. Plus I used Wplus9's color cue challenge of brown, aqua, orange, and green (way out of my comfort zone--I mean, orange?!?) and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 74.
I started stamping the Eat Cake Graphics dog onto Gina K Cream paper. If you look at the ears, this dog is obviously a corgi, yet for some reason the stamp has a tail on it (or maybe it's a cardigan?) (or maybe I see a corgi in every dog stamp with big ears ;) ). Addie's fur is so hard to color match. I used Burnt Ochre Prismacolor pencil to lightly draw some fur (I used sepia for the ears), then colored over it with a Y21 copic (and YR00 for the ears). It's an easy way to get a furry effect.
I still have posts from last week to read in my google reader--so many pretty cards to look at. Also, remember that today (Sunday) is the last day for the 10% off sale at Verve, The Cat's Pajamas, and My Favorite Things (code for MFT: SUSIEQ) with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susiestampalot as her husband undergoes cancer treatments. I heard that if you are buying stamps for a good cause (especially if you are helping someone fight stupid #$@%* cancer), the money doesn't have to come out of your stamping budget, it can come out of the "help your fellow man" budget, so buy up some stamps, peeps! If you're reading this Monday, you can donate directly using paypal on Susan's blog.