Thursday, September 9, 2010
Critters Gone Wild!
****New Release Blog Hop!****
2G's DT is SALUTING the 'CRITTERS' in our lives...
be they furry, fuzzy or even fluffy!
The sisters are RELEASING ALL NEW DIGI Stamps that have to do
with our 'little 4-legged friends'.
Those sisters are going NUTS again with a fabulous BLOG CANDY package! Everything from ribbons to glitters!
We'll have 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the blog candy and 3 critter digis & a 2nd place winner of 2 critter digis!
This image is Man's Best Friend. One of the many critter digis available at Shirley's 2 Girls shop. When I sat down to make this I knew I'd have a lot of fun because I love to make home interiors. Can you tell that I like to do paneling? It's very easy, I used to have all hard wood floors, one day I just looked at them and figured out that all you need to do to make a wood floor or panel is to draw lines, if you can't draw a straight line it's even better, and then put some dots around, I like to use colors that look like honey, put down a light color first and then just make some splotches of a darker tone. It is as easy as I've just described. Try it on a piece of scrap paper, you'll be surprised at how easy it is. It's just time consuming which is fine by me. Also for the lines make sure you use a fine point marker that won't smear when you color over it, that would be a drag.
The chair was paper pieced with dp from DCWV Pet Stack, all the dp used is from that pad. For the bone, I fiddled around and just drew it, before I cut it out I checked to see if it was big enough for the name, it wasn't! So I just drew a little more around it. I show you this photo so you can see that I am not the most talented artist out there and you don't have to be to make little things like this bone (which if you make a little larger you could use as a template for a card - very cute to have a bone shaped card for your favorite pet lover). The drawing is scratchy and imperfect but it looks pretty good on the folder. What I'm saying is don't be afraid to try to do this stuff, it's not brain surgery, no one will suffer is you make a mess. I plopped (very technical terminology used on this blog) the template on top of a scrap piece of card stock and cut it out, topped that on top of another darker piece of card stock (it's actually cut from the center of the mat around the image). The dotted letters are rub-ons. One suggestion, start with the middle letter and work your way out.
Lynne Gardine's blog and hope you had fun while visiting here.
Lynne's our Guest DT, give her a big ole welcome and make her feel at home.
In case you get lost (being directionally challenged I tend to get lost all the time, even in blog land) here the Blog Hop Order….
1. Cat Darling
2. Georgia McDonald
3. Chris Veneruso (you are here)
4. Lynne Gardine
5. Ann English
6. Gina Lindsay
7. Laurel Seabrook
8. Mae Wisor
9. Melissa Oeters
10. Wendy Hoff
11. Debbie Daniels
There'll be lots of fun critter madness all along the way, these are some very talented ladies, you'll want to visit them all, in fact I'll be visiting too!
Here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Man's Best Friend" digi image
Ink - HP Printer
Paper - images printed on Georgia Pacific cs; dp DCWV Pet Stack; card base SU kraft cs; bone DCWV cs and scrap cs; blue mats on card SU Baja Breeze cs
Miscellaneous - charm; twill ribbon; stickles on dogs; copics; dimensionals; twine; Sweet Water rub-ons
Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - critters, twist use spots or dots
Mojo Monday #155 - sketch
Our Creative Corner - ABC's and 123's (BOSCO)
ABC Challenge - C is for charms
Color Throwdown #109 - Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight (I think the chair alone has all those colors!)
Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come by often.