June 1, 2009

Just Magnolia -"Animals & Insects"

This weeks challenge over at the "Just Magnolia" blog site
is a little different than usual.
We are supposed to create a card using an animal and/or insect,
and it DOESN'T have to be a magnolia image.
Even die cuts are okay!

This worked out in my favor because I had been asked to
create a card for a friend who just had to have
her precious baby, a 12 year old Rottweiler,
put down, but she wanted a card with a dog that
resembled her own, and needed it to be a thank-you card.

I did not have a stamp but I did find a picture and then traced it
so that I could use it as a digi image. Then colored
the image as best that I could to get the shading right.
Definitely not as easy as I thought it would be.

I used one of the butterflies from Magnolia's Spring 2009 line,
and a touch of grass with butterflies too.
I think that the card came out perfectly.
I'm actually surprised at the good the coloring
on the dog came out.
I tried to keep the card as simple as possible.
She requested NO FLOWERS be used, but flower papers
were okay. So I kept it clean & simple
only adding the black ribbon with buckle slide
to resemble a dogs collar.
The charm hanging from the image says "Thank You"

If anyone would like this image as a digi image
please let me know and I will email it to you.
I hate to have spent all that time on an image
just to have it sit here in my files doing nothing.


Mina said...

oh wow Lynda what a brilliant idea tracing the picture, I love your ribbon and slide it looks like a dog collar thats so clever ...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

p.s. thanks for your lovely message on my blog and in answer to your question....dont know about being that clever lol but the ribbon didnt come with the paper xxx

Mina said...

pps...I love your new photo you look like your having such fun xxx

Bev said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC card - the dog is amazing. Fabulous papers and details too. Thanks for joining us this week x