September 14, 2011

I'm a Guest Designer - How Cool is that???

Hello again....  Can you believe I actually have TWO posts today....  If you want to see my "School" themed project that I posted early using an Elisabeth Bell Digi, please see the post below this one.  I wouldn't want you to miss it.  =)

Alright, now.....  Yes it's true, I am a Guest at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog this week.  And the theme for this weeks challenge is called "Love of Pets".  I was so excited when I found this out, because that is absolutely the perfect challenge theme for me to play with.  Then...I found this amazingly beautiful little girl digital image over at the Whimsy Shop, and I just knew that I had to have her for this challenge.  This one is called "Nose to Nose" and she can be found at Whimsy Stamps under the Crissy's Digi's Catagory.  Artist/Illustrator  Crissy Armstrong truly captures the love between a little girl and her puppy with this one.  I fell in love the minute I saw it. 

Of course, the puppy was just screaming "Oreo" which just so happens to be my own puppy.  Well, he's almost 2 years old now, but still very puppy like... ha ha....  So that is exactly how I colored this little cutie... He looks like my "Oreo".  =)

I am also entering this card into this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge.  It was a pretty nice sketch, so I just had to play along. 

I used papers from DCWV, actually these three different papers came straight out of my scraps drawers.  I love it when I'm able to do something like that.   The Sentiment that I used is from one of The Greeting Farms Critter Crew Collections.  It seemed to be the perfect sentiment for this type of card, don't you think?

The image doesn't really have the fence in the background, but I didn't want that sweet little girl to just be standing there in the middle of nowhere, sooooo, after coloring her, I decided that I should draw a background, so that's just what I did.  My image and background were colored using Copic Markers, and I've used some Distress Inks for edges, and some Stickles for some accent here and there, and ta-dah....  That's it....  I don't know if I could ever part with this card, oh my how cute she truly is....

Thanks so much for stopping in, and don't forget to scroll down for my Digi Bells "School Themed" project that I posted a little earlier today.  =)


Joey said...

Lynda this is gorgeous, fab image, love the ribbon tied through the eyelets. Joey xxx

alethea said...

I love how you draw in backgrounds when there is something missing!! I wish I had that talented!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Hugsxx

Renkata said...

So cute dear.

Pysselbus said...

Hi sweetie!! Hope you are doing alright!! Not to worried about tomorrow?!? :-D

Love this little cute image and your card is beautiful!! Congrats on being GDT!!!

Wish you all the best!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lynda this is absolutely gorgeous what a fantastic design love that cute image, a stunning card.
Lorraine x

Bente said...

Gorgeous card, lovely colors and details.
Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
Hugs, Bente

Mary Lou said...

Lynda dear this is just the sweetest:) Love the layout and background to Nose to Nose!!! Beautiful coloring!!!!!! That puppy is colored THE BEST~~I just want to touch him cuz he looks sooooo soft :D