Woman's Best Friend? So I was thinking about what to do for today's Friendship Friday card and "man's best friend" came to mind. But for every couple I know with a dog, the woman is far more attached and loving to the dog. So today's card is devoted to "woman's best friend", the dog.
Here I stamped Butterfly Surprise by Penny Black on SU! watercolor paper using black stazon. I used my aquapainter and stamp pad ink to watercolor him, including a little grass under his feet. I went back with a few markers for darker color on the butterfly and collar and outlined the whole dog with bashful blue. His tag got a dot from my silver Zig Painty.
The stazon was very light so I colored over the black with my black marker too. I'm going to have to get a Versafine black and see if it does better on watercolor paper.
The 'faux eyelets' that you see on the scallops I discovered on Jen del Muro's blog. Poke a hole and color around it with a white gel pen, or in this case, a zig painty. That zig painty got a real workout today, as I also used it to do all the doodling. The background was done with Rhonna Farrer Swirls and for "woof" I used my mini casual snap stamps.
Stamps: Butterfly Surprise by Penny Black, karen foster mini casual snap stamps, rhonna farrer swirls
Ink: black stazon, for watercoloring: garden green, old olive, bashful blue, going gray, real red, pretty in pink, ballet blue; markers: real red, brocade blue, bashful blue
Paper: black, ballet blue, bashful blue, watercolor, SU pool party designer paper
Other: aquapainter, zig painty, ticket corner punch, provocraft scallop scissors, SU! gingham ribbon, paper piercer, dimensionals
I often use dark card stock as a base, so here's a quick shot of what I do inside. Layer a lighter color inside so you can write your message. I like to pretty it up just a bit with a couple layers and one quick light colored stamp. And if I know what I'll be using the card for, I add a stamped sentiment too.
Have a great Friendship Friday and weekend, and give your dog a hug from me.
When I was finished with this post, I went downstairs and found this. Since today's post was devoted to "woman's best friend", I snapped a pic of Buster and am sharing with y'all. Isn't he the sweetest thing? He's just so hard to photograph though, because he's so dark.