Saturday, 24 September 2016

Who Let The Dogs Out? - Part 2

It would appear that Autumn has arrived! 

It had been unseasonably warm earlier this week but for the last two days it has been quite heavy rain and this afternoon it has started to become rather windy.  My wee apple tree has dropped a few of it's crop this week and I have enough to make an apple crumble.  My friend who is recovering from a stroke has been dropping hints for the last couple of weeks that she's running out of the last jar of the strawberry jam I made for her. I finally got some jam sugar and made some.  It was just cooling down as my son got home from school for lunch - the door opened followed immediately by "I smell strawberry jam!" as he headed straight for the kitchen.  I have to admit it went down rather well on a brioche bun washed down with a small pot of Earl Grey!

I have been playing with my Tim Holtz "Crazy Dogs" stamps & dies again this week  - I had stamped them out and when I haven't been able to sleep I've been colouring them in.  I decided that I would make a card as part of this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 

I must admit I had a couple of goes at this one as I wasn't happy with the way the first card turned out but, finally, came up with this one.  I must admit brown isn't a background colour I would normally think of using:

Here are some more cards using "Crazy Dog" stamps & dies that I've put together.  The first is my original attempt at the Challenge sketch:

Still Talking?

Sitting Around

Mucky Pup

Rainbow Sprinkle

I Used

White 300 gsm Supersmooth - Fabriano
Ivory Hammered - PayPer Box
Brown- Crelando
Colours  - American Crafts Summer Collection

Stamps, Dies & Embossing Folders
Tim Holtz "Crazy Dogs" - Stampers Anonymous
Tim Holtz "Crazy Cats" - Stampers Anonymous
Woof, Woof  "In the Dog House" Set - Crafty Impressions
Dyan Reaveley, Dylusions "Laugh Til You Leak" - Ranger
Dyan Reaveley Dylusions "Quintessential Quotes" - Ranger

Tim Holtz "Crazy Dogs" - Sizzix
Tim Holtz "Crazy Cats" - Sizzix
Tim Holtz - "Scribbles & Splats" - Sizzix
Tim Holtz - "Handwritten Love" - Sizzix
Nesting Scalloped Rectangles - Tonic

"Ditzy Floral" - Crafters Companion

Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ranger
Smokey Gray & Vintage Sepia - Versafine
Promarkers - Windsor & Newton

1 comment:

  1. Strawberry jam and crazy dogs!! What a fun post. Your coloring is amazing on each of those cards - both the dogs and the backgrounds. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.