Thursday, December 2, 2021

Spotlight Puppy

     It's time for you to check out the new weekly challenge at Creative Knockouts where we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and our theme is "Winter Wonderland."  I'm using a sponsor image from my own collection called Happy Puppy and it can be found in their Christmas coloring book.

     I know my card isn't filled with snow and ice but, for me, this image of the Christmas puppy brings back childhood memories of the Christmas when I got a puppy and that was all I needed to make the whole living room a 'wonderland' !  My dad had to sleep with the puppy the night before to keep him from whining all night and possibly waking up two, not-so-sleepy, kids who were waiting for Santa.  I think for the puppy that night in a new (and strange) house had the effect of imprinting my dad into the puppy's mind as the human who "rescued" him because he really was my dad's dog from that point on.  Oh, I don't mean that he never came and played with me or slept on my bed, but Dad was always the favorite person for that little pooch.  We named him "Buster" and he had exactly these colors on him - brown body, dark ears and nose, and white feet/legs.  :-D 

     I did a spotlight technique with my coloring.  I printed the image twice, colored a section on one of them with my ProMarkers, cut the section with a round die from Tonic Studios, and layered it onto the black and white second printing of the same image.  The sentiment was printed and cut with an Avery Elle die.  

     I matted both the image and the sentiment with red CS.  I sewed one of my signature bows but this time without any adornment (I usually add either a pearl or a sequin.)  The background dp was a scrap left over from another project I posted yesterday and it came from a Graphic 45 stack.

My card was inspired by the sketch at My Favorite Things,
but I flipped it top to bottom, turned it sideways, and used the area
with the three dots for my sentiment.


      We look forward to seeing you play in our challenge this week.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! What a delightful memory this card invoked for you Connie, it's the true meaning of Christmas all fuzzy and warm and so is your delightful card, love the background and the colouring and piecing of your puppy.
Faith x

Lori m said...

Adorable card, puppies and Christmas go together nicely. My girls knew when Christmas was coming and their doggy stockings were hung lol, hugs, Lori m said...

Gorgeous card love the sweet doggy. Alison xx

Monica C. said...

What a sweet story about your puppy. I love your spotlight coloring. It is a technique that I love and very seldom do.
Hugs Monica

ike said...

Ooooooh - LUV this one xx

Kelly Schelske said...

How adorable NC! Love the spotlight effect, it's perfect!

cass said...

Great spotlight card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

rachel said...

Supercute card - thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel xx