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.

10 comments:

Yvette 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

beate 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!

Gina K. said...

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

Jen del Muro (scs: genie1314) said...

Awwwwwww....CUTE CUTE CUTE!

chelemom 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.

Leslie Miller 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 (tmarie) 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. said...

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