At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Natural Materials.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.
For my card I’ve used the adorable Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs and tried to get some texture going with some Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve coloured the doggy to look like our own,Socks,as this is exactly the sort of thing she would do!Well,that is if she wasn’t afraid of sticks!!She is such a baby it’s hard to find anything she isn’t scared of!!!Seriously tho’ it does make me wonder what some of these poor little creatures have been through in their previous lives when they’ve come from animal shelters 😦 Luckily for my girl she’s now well cared for,extremely well loved and,of course,thoroughly spoilt! 😀 Anyways…back to the card…Following on from the theme and image I chose some leafy papers,some kraft card(the inner vertical pieces are embossed and flipped so the back side is showing) and roughed up the edges.I cut two triangles,in different sizes,from hessian.Whilst thinking of more natural stuff to add to my card I suddenly remembered a selection of dried,pressed flowers (and other flora) I bought a long time ago.The orangey/brown squished things are,I believe, kumquats – but don’t hold me to that…LOL.The greenery is definitely made up of herbs.I added a trio of wooden buttons threaded with Jute Twine,one of which being placed on the hand cut tag.This card is going to be for Father’s Day from my DS1.Now,I’m not sure if the sentiment applies to our sweet,crazy dog or my DH!
Supplies :Image : Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures (discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot To Embellish : Hessian,Jute Twine,Wooden Buttons,Selection of Dried,Pressed Herbs and Fruit from my stash
Some challenges this is for :City Crafter Challenge : Burlap Love (use burlap) – Altho’ I mention Hessian that is the UK name for Burlap – it is the same thing 🙂 Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes Digi Darla Challenge : Father’s Day Eureka Stamps : The Great Outdoors Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired Ooh La La Creations : Inspired by Nature Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Foam Tape (the image is mounted on some) Songbird Challenges : All Creatures Great & Small The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments 613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes Dream Valley Challenges : Animals Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes Sentimental Sundays : Outdoor Fun 2 Sisters : Outdoor Fun Hiding in my Craft Room : Father’s Day Brown Sugar : Father’s Day Stampin With The Dragon : Tags Totally Papercrafts : Buttons 4 Crafty Chicks : Critters Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes (image coloured with pastel pencils) Cute Card Thursday : Tie it Up Moving Along With The Times : Embossing My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Be Sentimental
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