Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm a Great Swaps Girl!!!

Exciting news! I've been invited to join the Great Swaps Girls 2. It's an invitation only swap group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I've been stalking some of these girls because I love their work so much, and now they've invited me to join them! Yahoo! You can find the website HERE or access it from the Great Swaps Girls link in the blog inspiration roll.

To add to all that excitement, I even have a card to share with you! Remember all those dog stamps I told you about? Here's one of the first. This image is from Whipper Snapper Designs. It's called Sorry Pup. It's such a large image that I couldn't really fit much else on the card. That made this one really easy. It's a fun one to color too. I used my Copic markers and tried to practice shading and blending. I still have a long way to go with that, and I'll keep trying!

My favorite part of this card is the sign above the dog. The original stamped image says "I'm sorry." I decided to change it up a bit. I used a scrap of creamy caramel paper, cut the ends with my deckle scissors, added SU!'s Weathered background stamp in creamy caramel, stamped "good dog!" with a sentiment from a Whipper Snapper set called Good Dog, hung it up with some wire, and called it good to go!

This isn't the best photo here, but it allows you to see how the image is popped up off the card. I curled the wire with needle nose pliers and used a brad for the nail.

{Good Dog recipe}
Sorry Pup and Good Dog by Whipper Snapper Designs
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Accessories: Copic markers, craft wire, 5/8" red grosgrain ribbon, deckle scissors


Pamela Smerker said...

WOW WOW WOW! Your blog has blown me away! Love all of your color combos and great layouts. Glad you stopped by my blog, so that I could see yours. Thanks!!

peanutbee said...

CONGRATS on being invited to the GSG's...I was just invited and joined myself. So glad you're in there too. I can see why you were invited...your work ROCKS!

I love this WS sorry pup image. Your coloring is awesome and I love the popped up sign.

Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, D~

Beth M said...

This is adorable!