Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Things With Wings challenge card

I've used "Little Playmates" to make this birthday card for my daughter.  I coloured the image with Copics and made good use of greys for the shading.  Here is the colour list:

White of dog's body: E50 all over.  Shadows: N0, 1, 4, 5, E21
Brown spots: E13, 25, 27, 29, with some blender on the highlights
I drew around the image with BG0000
Ladybug: YR09, R46
I sponged Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges of the image

This card is a sample for my challenge blog theme for the month of May, which is, "Things With Wings".  Ladybugs have wings, so it counts!! (even though they are teeny tiny) Click HERE to go to my challenge blog and play along with us for the month of May!  I always offer free digi's to one challenge participant at month's end (chosen by

Other stamps used on this card are:
Lavish Flourishes
Fancy Friendship Tags
Snippets Set 2

I made the background paper (the beige one) myself using acrylic paints on canvas paper.  It looked great, esp after I stamped it with the flourishes.  However, I didn't realize that the water based dyes would not dry very quickly when stamped onto the acrylic painted surface, and I had a smudge problem on my hands (quite literally!)  I fixed it with a heat gun before it made too much of a mess.  :-)
I also spent time on the inside and the back of the card.  Here's another angle:
Thank you so much for popping by for a visit today!  Take care and God bless!!


  1. So beautiful Crissy,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. This is really cute Crissy! So pretty! Love your colours! xx Kat

  3. This is gorgeous, love that adorable dog with the lady bug.

  4. WHat an adorable image!! I just adore your card Crissy!! xx

  5. This is fabulous Crissy and what a cutie he is! Your daughter is soooo going to love this. Big Hugs, Maria

  6. Morning sweetie, I love this the colours are fabulous, I love the ladybug on his nose huggles Pops x x

  7. Fantastic card Crissy!! Your colouring on this guy is stellar--love the shading--you just make your images come to life!! Your background paper turned out awesome too--don't you just love your heat gun LOL!! Just got my order from Whimsy--can't wait to play with my flourish stamps too!!
    Big Hugs,
    Sarah :o)
    BTW it was copics I used on the Birdie Friend card, not watercolours :o) Thanks for your sweet comments

  8. Hello Crissy~~ AMAZING!!! Love the shaded details you created in the puppy---so lifelike:) Fabulous canvas dp---always love to see what you are up to. Oh so Cute!!!
    Hugz and blessings

  9. what a cute & lovely card..Love this puppy with the decorated it so the colors.

  10. Oh my, this is gorgeous. Found this on pinterest. Guess I'll browse your blog and see what other pretties you have created. Thanks for sharing.