Friday, February 20, 2009

Isn't Life Sweet

I made this card for Kerry's first Thursday challenge, 3CTC1, over on her blog. I really liked the sketch and couldn't wait to participate.
I just loved this dog from Whipper Snapper from the moment I saw it!! When I first started dating my husband his family had a big, black dog that did nothing but slobber all over everything and his tongue was always trying to lick everything. My father-in-law loved ice cream and so did Brutus. When my FIL was done with his ice cream he would leave a little in the bowl for the dog and when he was done with the box of ice cream that big dog would act like a puppy chasing the box around the kitchen trying to lick every last drop. That is why I put the ice cream cone on my card and I thought the saying was very fitting for the memory this card gave to both my husband and I.
The ice cream was brushed with Shimmerz to give it a summery, melty look. The dog's drool and his tongue have Crystal Effects on them to give them a wet look. I could not find a bone stamp or image to print out so I had to draw one myself. I wasn't real happy with it but I was afraid if I played with it too much I would only make it worse. This is why I stamp and don't draw!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Stampabilities, Inkadinkado
CS: SU Tempting Turquoise, Choc. Chip, Neenah white, CTMH beige and DP DCWV
Ink: Memento black and brown and Copics
Accessories: Nesties, misc. brads, Shimmerz Angel Wings, and Crystal Effects

Kerry is promising to have a great and different challenge every Thursday so you should pop over and try it out.
Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you like what I did!


Michelle Quinno said...

I think you did a great job with the bone! That is so cute, Mary!

Hope you enjoyed the vacation!

Peggy said...

This card is sooo cute. I love that dog! Great job coloring as usual!

Elena said...

What a fun card! Love the scene you created! And the story about the dog is so funny! Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining skecth challenge!

Kerry D-C said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO stinkin' CUTE!!! I loved reading your story too. :) Thanks so much for participating in my very first challenge! (((hugs)))

Ida said...

How cute is this! Love your "slobbering" dog and the story behind your card. Thanks for joining us in the challenge.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my goodness! This is adorable! You did a wonderful job with Kerry's sketch! :D

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh I love Whipper Snapper made such a great card with this darling doggie! Thanks for joining in with us all on Kerry's first challenge!

Kristen said...

Ohhh....Love this. I love how you matched your story with your card. That's the best. Great job with the challenge !