Sunday, May 24, 2020

Puppy Hugs

     I'm sneaking into the computer room, having shut the door so that the cats can't get in, because I'm posting a card I made in the middle of the night when they weren't watching.  Despite the fact that I'm really an animal person (all sorts and species), many of my friends (and all three of the cats who let me share their abode) see me as a cat person.  Well, truthfully, the cats see me as their human, put on this earth just to feed them, to clean their litter box, and to cuddle them when they feel the need for human contact (but not otherwise.)  They would make life miserable for me if they knew I had done a card featuring a Dog!!

     I don't know how long ago I got this sweet image from Lili of the Valley but it was some weeks ago and this is the first time I've used it.  I've been trying to improve my highlighting and shading with watercolors but it's not easy.  I have a friend who does spectacular free hand watercolor paintings and she keeps telling me, "Let it dry, let it dry, then go back over it to make it darker."  I'm impatient, I guess, trying to darken it while the first layer is still damp.  Sigh... I'll just have to keep trying.

Image and sentiment printed together
Colored with water colors
Cut and framed with Memory Box dies
Sheer ribbon for the wrap and the bow

A Gem of a Challenge
Crafty Friends
Crafty Sentiments
Digi Choosday
Dragonfly Dreams
Lemon Shortbread
Path of Positivity
Tuesday Throwdown (bow/green/image)

     Enjoy the rest of your weekend, although if you're like me, the weekdays and weekends all seem to be running together and are hard to distinguish.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


meg said...

love the depth of colour you achieved Annie a beautifully coloured image

Bunny said...

Lovely card. The green is great and the bow is beautiful. Your cats aren't going to like that sentiment. [Bunny]`

Lori Podolsky said...

What a sweet and endearing image, Connie! I also love the soothing green colours. And, I love your darling kitties! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again.
Lori (DT for Lemon Shortbread)

Lisa Lynn said...

Oh my that is so sweet and just love the green.

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is WOW! Beautiful and I love your use of the watercolors. I've been trying so hard to use watercolors more and it's just not happening. I'll have to remember about "letting it dry"!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Connie your watercolouring is fabulous! I have been trying to use watercolours more too. Patience isn't one of my virtues alas.
Linda xxx

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Super cute card. Thanks you for joining with us Good luck with your entry.
Maritza DT

*Vicki* said...

Wow Connie, she is absolutely AMAZING my friend! The use of the watercolor on this looks fabulous! Really beautiful!!

Carole J said...

Your card is adorable, Connie - the watercoloring looks really beautiful! Love the sentiment for this sweet card. Thank you for sharing your project with us at The Path of Positivity this month.
Carole DT x

Elizabeth Hart said...

The green is perfect on this sweet card - Love it!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Monica C. said...

So beautiful, Connie! Your watercoloring is amazing.
Hugs Monica

Judy V said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 11 at Gem of a Challenge!

pst said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

KathyA. said...

Your coloring on this sweet image is amazing! I love it!