Tuesday 23 August 2016

A card just for fun !

Hello everyone,

I had a great day in my craft room today ! Even though it is 30 degrees outside I decided I'd rather craft than while away the time in the sun... yep, I know, weird !! lol
First I did some DT work and after I finished what I had to do I fancied a little play with my new Crazy Dog stamps. They are so adorable. I also decided to have another go with the Distresss Crayons to see if I like them any better...

I also recently bought this Doily Die by Tim Holtz and I love it.. It is nice and small and so detailed. This one was lying around on my desk. I cut it out of white paper and adhered it to a gessoed piece of card stock with Distress gel medium. 
I then added the Distress Crayons, blending them with a damp finger. When it was all done I wiped over it with a baby wipe that was not too wet and created this worn look which I really like.
I still don't know how to fix these crayons but I thought I spray them with fixative which seems to have done the job. 
Next I stamped the background a little (all stamps used are by Tim Holtz). I thought it would be nice to keep the dog a little lighter; I stamped him on a piece of paper from a flyer and added some shading and colour with coloured pencils. After colouring I cut him out and adhered him to the card. I added some shading under him and stamped the sentiment. I used a white pen to add some highlights to it. Lastly I drew a line around the panel and adhered the whole thing to a white card.
This was so much fun ! 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 


  1. Love the expression on the dog's face.
    30 degrees - can you believe this, the central heating was on this evening in my home!!!

  2. Hey sweet puppy - I would love to have you living in my house with our three cats. I am sure everyone would get along just fine.
    Love your background and the expression on the dog's face - priceless!!
    Sandy xx

  3. Love the background doily behind the dog - it works really well. I haven't yet seen the dog stamps in Sydney, but maybe I'm not looking in the right shops! They are on my wish list though!

  4. He's completely delightful - love the texty look. Gorgeous doily texture too.
    Alison x