A dog-eared post!

We have an Embossing challenge for you at Digi Doodle Shops Challenges this week.Please take a look at the challenge blog for details on how to play along and be in the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.Don’t forget to check out the wonderful DT work while you’re there.

For my card I’ve used Mail Call  from the Domestic section of the Animals category at Digi Doodle Shop .**Note. The envelope on the image in the store is has NO wording.The sentiment has been added to the envelope using Word as I didn’t have a stamp to fit.** I’ve been experimenting with my pencils again.This time I was trying to achieve a furry effect.It sounds a little daft but I filled in the white area with a white pencil but it does soften and blend the edges a little.Of course being as I’d decided to use black and grey shades my light grey one was AWOL.I have NO idea where it has gone!I think I really could’ve done with it but I’m still quite pleased altho’ I obviously need more practice!!I’ve also only used various kraft card rather than patterned papers.I dry embossed the plain piece and picked it out using Distress Ink.It doesn’t show too well in the pic but the stars are embossed too.All edges have been ‘ruffed’ up (sorry couldn’t resist!) with a paper distresser and some office type embellies complete the card.

Supplies : 
Image : Mail Call from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created and added in Word
Mediums :  Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Black Soot Distress Ink
Cardstock : Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Basics
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder,X-cut Dielicious Star Nesting Dies,Big Shot,Mini stapler
Embellishments : Mini staples,Red paperclip,Red string all from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

Everybody-Art-Challenge : Shabby
TCP Tuesday :  Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday  : Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers :  No Floral Embellishments
Lexi’s Creations : Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : What you got for Christmas or Anything Goes 
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges : Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges  : Anything Goes
Gingerloft :  Anything Goes
Catch The Bug :  January Anything Goes
Crafty Emma :  Anything goes
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Compton
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 15:02:01

    Your card totally Rocks!! I love the fur effect you achieved and mixing it with the black distress ink and brown tones is wonderful!!!!!! Hugs, Linda


  2. ribbon dreams
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:08:29

    fab card, love the colouring!


  3. Cathy Lee
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:09:03

    Adorable, Lisa. Cool papers and love that puppy image.
    Cathy Lee


  4. lalkygirl
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:25:00

    fabulous card lisa.love how you have used the digi and the papers are perfect
    tracey x


  5. Denise
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:32:24

    This is gorgeous Lisa. Fantastic colouring on the image and I love the kraft card, stars and paperclip.
    Denise xx


  6. Julie
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:45:11

    Lisa a fab card, Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x


  7. Starla B
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 17:30:39

    This is just so darn adorable!! I absolutely LOVE your coloring/shading!! The distressing is just fabulous.

    xx Star


  8. Josephine
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 18:43:06

    This is so cute!

    Thanks for joining the ‘no flower embellishments’ challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. Elaine
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 19:03:27

    This is a sweet image, love the simplicity of the dog and all the distressing. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine


  10. Lorraine
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:22:38

    Hi Lisa I totally love this card, the papers, embossing and that image are simply gorgeous
    Lorraine x


  11. samara
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:40:02

    Hi Lisa! This is beyond adorable…it is just downright precious. It is a beautiful sketch. It looks so right not colored but rather how you framed him/her is just perfect. I love the red paperclip! That is what I saw first and said: Super Cool! The vintage/distress is really great…nice touch. Thanks for coming to Lexis and Greatest of luck with the challenge. Love Samara – DT


  12. Princess4Wiz
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 21:03:25

    Fabulous card, Lisa! I love the way you have used pencil to colour in the dog 🙂

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Beth. xxx


  13. Laurence
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 21:24:21

    stunning card, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.



  14. Susan
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:55:27

    I love your card Lisa the dog is such a sweetie! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s creations, hugs Susan x


  15. Bettina
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 23:04:45

    This is so darn cute Lisa, gotta love it. Love the embossing, colouring, distressed edges and those stars. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx


  16. Karen
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 01:02:06

    Great card Lisa, and fab colouring with your pencils, it looks to realistic.


  17. Tammy H
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 01:40:08

    What a sweet puppy and great card!


  18. Judy
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 11:48:04

    Very nicely done. Makes the pupply look full. Great job hun.



  19. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 14:21:41

    Gorgeous card and fabulous papers Lisa.



  20. Susan
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 09:36:46

    Love your card Cathy thanks so much for joining us this challenge at Lexi’s Creations hugs Susan x


  21. Mary Lou
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 15:39:44

    Ever too cute!!! Love this card!!! Great way to use plain papers!!
    Hugz and thanks for visit 😀


  22. Annette
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 19:51:46

    Awww, adorable little pup. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx


  23. sharon
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 21:04:47

    Thanks just gorgeous. I adore the image and your’ve chosen the perfect papers to go with it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexis creations. Sharon x


  24. mc
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 23:39:17

    a fab card & a great use fo Kraft card. Such a cute little image too. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  25. Einat
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:51:33

    A very gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.


  26. Joe-Anne
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 21:46:57

    I love what you’ve done with this adorable image. Great technique! Over all, just a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamps R Us. I hope you’ll join us again soon.
    Jo xx


  27. Annemaritta
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 13:16:27

    Ah, what a beautiful flurry huggable creature we have here! Is that page from accounts book? Ruffed up looks excellent as also couple of staples. I think this is smart and you are great ideas, you also make true 🙂

    Colourine makes him look flurry and fluffy ❤


  28. Kendra
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 15:36:08

    Love that you have distressed the paper! IT totally fits this image! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!


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