It's Not All Black and White

Friday, May 4, 2007

Friendship Friday

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.

The Goods:
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.


Anonymous said...

Awww, Buster is adorable (I have a yellow lab). Your card is fantastic! I love the designer paper you used and your doodling and the scalloped edge are terrific! I'm going to go give my dog a hug now. :D

Anonymous said...

Oh...I love this card! I love the colors, the eyelet border...everything!

Rose Ann said...

Oh...I love all the details you given to this adorable card. I love the faux eyelets (need to try that sometime), and your doodling is perfect!

Anonymous said...

That's a great card and what a cute dog! I guess I'll have to cuddle with my little pup too!!
Gina K.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww....CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Michele Kovack said...

Love this card! Like all the extras you have !

Alli said...

Oh, that card is just adorable. The scalloped edge is really striking. Fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Adorable! This is a great friendship card--I love this theme you're using for Fridays. A very pretty and creative layout, too. Does it count if I give my cat, Marvin, a hug?

Tami McBeain said...

Oh my heck, your puppy is so cute! Love the adorable card too, I love that stamp you used! I'm off to hug my big ol' golden retriever.

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Darling card and what a sweet doggie! My black kitty doesn't photo very well either! :)