Saturday, April 10, 2010

Doggy In The Window

Hi!  This week I was able to play along with the challenge at Michelle Perkett's Studio.  The challenge is to use a favourite colour combo, plus lace & pearls, as well as one of Michelle's beautiful digital stamps.

I really had fun with this one!!!!  :)

I chose to use "Scooter" (an adorable, fluffy puppy), plus the flowers from "Just Breathe" (a gorgeous mermaid).

Here is my creation, using a yummy blue & cream colour combo:-

My own doggy (a beautiful, long-haired shepherd named Asha) sits in the window like this, waiting for my hubby to come home.  It seemed appropriate to use part of the "miss you so much" sentiment stamp on the wall plaque to express how Scooter was feeling!

The card is a shadow-box design.  Here is a photo looking down on the card so you can see how it is assembled.  For instructions on how to make a basic shadow box card, visit Dawn Griffith's site (here).

The front & rear panels are 5.1/2" x 5.1/2", scored in from each side at 1/2" & then at 7/8".

Other than papercraft, I also have a "thing" for domestic architecture & love these American style windows.  I created & cut the window frame, window surrounds, window sill & shutters on my Craft Robo.  Scooter & the flowers were printed by Laser [thanks Lynne! :)] on watercolour paper & then coloured with watercolour pencils & an aquapainter, as well as markers & glitter pens.  I fussy cut them out with scissors, which was very tricky as Scooter is only 1.1/2" tall!

Scooter, the wall plaque, the window shutters & the flowers are all attached to the card using dimensional adhesive.  I have used embroidery floss for the "vines" on the shutters & acetate for the window "glass".

Thanks to Tammy & the DT at Michelle Perkett's Studio this week for such an awesome challenge! 

Card Components
Cardstock:  SU Naturals Ivory, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Kraft, Watercolour Paper
DSP:  Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets:  "Scooter" & "Just Breathe" digital stamps by Michelle Perkett, Teeny Tiny Sentiments from SU
Inks:  Not Quite Navy
Other:  Acetate, Watercolour Pencils, Glitter Pens, Markers, Lace, Half Pearls, Embroidery Floss, Dimensional Adhesives


Lynne Armstrong said...

Wow, my very clever friend...he's gorgeous! I'm going to have to case this card and make me one of those cute little doggies in the window :)

Tammy said...

OMGosh....this is absolutely adorable!!! I have got to make me one of those cards!! That little doggy in the window just warms my heart!!! Love the lace curtains too!! Dang...I just love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio, Helen and I hope to see you again!!! Your work is FABULOUS girl!

Pattie G said...

Oh Helen, this is so cute! I just love the way Scooter is looking out the window. Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett's Studio Challenge this week.

ileana said...

Hi Helen! this is so cute!!! what a great card! I love the design so much, and how you decorated it. Gorgeous really :-)

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow Helen, this is Stunning, what a beautiful entry!!

Michelle said...

OMG, Helen, this is amazing!! Wow!! It looks like you had fun with this challenge! I love little Scooter keeping watch for his master!! How creative!! Thank you for such and imaginative entry this week Helen!!



Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Helen.......This card is adorable! Little Scooter is sweet isn't he? You've done a beautiful job capturing his personality by putting him in that window. He looks like he should be there waiting for his master! I love the shadowbox design and the way you cut the window and the shutters and the acetate. Perfect designing Helen!

Nancy said...

Awww this is so sweet, Helen:O) I love that little, adorable dog, and putting him by the window, a brilliant design and idea. Thank you for inspiration:O)
So glad you joinined us over at Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Shelley said...

Great card Helen. I really love the shadow box & the doggy!

cabio's craft corner said...

How fun to do up a window setting for Scooter. Very cute and adorable card Helen!

robynb316 said...

Awesome card. I love the lace for the curtains. What a clever take on this week's challenge.

grandmalee said...

What a wonderful creation you made to fit with this awesome image from Michelle! You put such detail into this & the results are stunning!

Karen Clark said...

This is fantastic!! Guess I'll have to read ALL of your posts!!! Thanks again!! *.*