Sunday, March 25, 2018

Goin' for a Ride?

     I remember one of my favorite animals from childhood was a white, toy terrier who had the blackest nose and a black blotch on his otherwise white back.  His name was Buster and more than anything, he loved to ride in cars.

     My dad had his own business building custom furniture and kitchen cabinets so he was able to take Buster with him nearly everywhere he went.  Buster was well known at the local hardware store, at the lumber yard, and even at the fire department which was located 1/2 a block from the hardware store.  All the firemen spoiled him by giving him treats any time they saw him.  Usually, once he had greeted everyone at the hardware store, he made a beeline straight for the fire station.  :-D

     This fun pup, which is the image for the new Progressive Challenge at Ike's Art FB site, reminded me of Buster (although Buster's black blotch was up closer to his shoulder) and that partially accounts for the way I colored this pup.  Based on that coloring, I decided to do a black-and-white, mono card.

     I colored with ProMarkers, then fussy cut the dog.  I layered him onto a black die cut (Spellbinders) which was in my scrap stash.  The background dp came from a DCWV stack called "Midnight Chic."

     I found that black and white ribbon in my stash of Crafty Ribbons stock.  The final touch was the polka dot, bow-tie bow that I tied using my bow maker.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment in honor of Buster who had to go for a  ride at least once every day!  :-D

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     So glad you came by for a visit today, however brief it might be.  Enjoy a browse around if you have time and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Wendy L said...

Love it, so cute and I adore that tiny bow, Thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Such a cute little puppy! They do love their rides, don't they? Love your black and white theme, and of course, the marvelously cute sentiment that is your trademark. Wonderful!

jimlynn said...

Love how you just used black and white for this cute little puppy. Buster sounds like a great companion and a dream to have around!

Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awww, your story about Buster is so sweet! I just love this card- and your fussy cutting is so perfect! Your ribbon is just perfect!

ike said...

Oh, what a fabulously cute card and I definitely like it in b/w. Great story about your sweet doggy. Thank you for using my image - I am glad you enjoyed him :-)

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brenda said...

Such a super creation with 'Buster' on it and perfect for our 'Black and White' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Sweet pup and great sentiment. Hugs & smiles, Teresa

Theresa Pace said...

what a fun card. looks great in monochrome. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

Juls said...

Beautiful thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday crafty hugs Julia xx

Glenda Atkins said...

That wonderful image certainly captures a dog who is pleased about something and the sweet little sentiment clarifies his delight. Love it!

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Buster is so cute, love the B&W, it suits that dog so well. What wonderful memories you have.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

So cute!!! Love the monochromatic look.... and that card is just so cute! Thank you so much for joining us this week in our FFC and hope that you have a beautiful, blessed Easter/Passover holiday! Have a great day!
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Suze said...

Great that you were able to take inspiration from Buster for your card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card, I absolutely love that little cute dog… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
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