Sunday 21 August 2016

BYOB - Bring Your Own Bone


I'm suffering from severe post-holiday depression. I've only been away from work since Tuesday but it seems like a month. It's been such a wonderful few days in good company, not to mention wonderful weather (apart from today). Now I have to deal with going back to my overflowing inbox and all the problems I have pushed out of my mind, not to mention getting back to the diet and exercise regime. How I wish I would win the lottery and never have to go back to work again. 

Today I have spent most of the day in the craft room, creating and stuffing my face with sweets. I had so much fun making this card, which was inspired by the H is for Hounds challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. I was also inspired by the fun Punny Time challenge over at Lawnscaping (this is my second card for this challenge). I'm also linking up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Make for the Border as I used quite a number of border dies on this card, not to mention adding the scalloped border behind the scene and with Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Summer Fun.

I got out my Gansai Tambi watercolours and started by colouring bits of watercolour paper for the background die cuts - blues for the sky, yellows for the sun, reds and oranges for the tree border and a darker and lighter green for the two grassy backgrounds. After the backgrounds dried I die cut pieces using the Lawn Fawn Forest border, Stitched hillside borders, Grassy borders and Stitched rectangle dies. I also die cut the sun and cloud using Spring Showers dies. Next, I stamped the dogs and accessories in Versafine Onyx Black, coloured using watercolours and die cut with the matching dies. I also stamped and die cut the letters for the sentiment in Stampin' Up inks. Last, I die cut a piece of Perfectly Plaid in colours matching the scene using a Scalloped rectangle die and stamped the sentiment inside the card.

Card: 300 gsm linen textured card, 190 gsm watercolour paper
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park and matching dies, Owen's ABCs and matching dies, Party Animal and matching dies, Clare's ABCs
Ink and colouring: Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Scalloped Rectangle dies, Forest border die, Stitched Hillside die, Grassy border die, Spring Showers die


Dotty Jo said...

So sweet and funny - I love it! A great card and so beautifully made. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x PS Good luck with the PHD - let's face it, we all prefer happy holidays to work.

Lindsey said...

These puppies are ready to party! They are absolutely adorable. Great scene you've created, too. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Jane Willis said...

Love that scene - and I'm just betting that as the party gets into full swing, the cat will just stalk off to one side and look haughty while all the dogs fool around. Thanks for joining in with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Majo said...

A super cute card! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Majo - DT ♥

Teresa Kline said...

so cool and colorful! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Maura said...

your card is totally adorable! love the pack of happy pups!! So glad you joined our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week! hugs, maura

Barbara Godden said...

What an awesome doggie scene, love the BYOB part too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the H is for Hounds challenge.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - what a fun and cool scene! And so perfect for our punny challenge! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

Christiana said...

Hahaha! Bring your own bone! Too funny! I love it. Perfect for our Punny Time Challenge! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Lynne Mizera said...

Wonderful card, great tutorial and awesome blog post... (and I am sending good luck wishes for a big lottery win - grin!) Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "H" is for Hounds Challenge!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for barking with the sisters this week.

Donna said...

He he he love the pups and their BYOB party!!
Thanks so much for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for H is for Hound!!