Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Cheering Critters Twofer

I'm back with a couple more cards made with stamps from my new 'Cheering Critters' stamp set from Penny Black...when I saw that the Twofer Challenge prompt this month was 'Things with Wheels' I just had to ink up the cycling pups!

I used the one speeding along on his bike to make a birthday card. I created a background using various Hero Arts stamps ('Classic Bike' stamp, and the 'Bicycles' set), stamping them on to watercolour paper using Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade & Lucky Clover). I used watercolour pencils to colour the image to match the background, distressed the edges and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts.

On my congratulations card, I used the same cycling pup alongside a couple of the other images, and sentiments from the 'Cheering Critters' set. Again, I coloured the images using watercolour pencils, but kept the card more CAS...just adding a faux stitching as before.

Challenges for these cards:


Sandy Palmer said...

What an adorable image! Both cards are so much fun and too cute! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
Sandy DT

brenda said...

They certainly are very cute little fellows Helen, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Feminine' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of these are fun cards. Nice take on the "Wheels" challenge @ The Twofer Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Trimmie's C.R.A.F.T Challenge.. AJ DT TCC

Darnell said...

What a super cute set of critters this is, Helen, and two fabulous card designs using them! I love that little pup tearing along on her bike, both by herself with the fun colorful background and having fun with her two buddies! Great coloring with colored pencils and great borders!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #16! Hugs, Darnell

Koraliki Beaty said...

wow I love it. Coloring is stunning. And idea great

Good luck in our Polkadoodles Challenge

Best regards DT Beata

Kara Lynne said...

Your cycling dogs are darling! I love how you stamped your background in bicycles on your first card. The colors are so cheerful and perfect for a birthday card. Your congrats card is wonderful with the three pups in a row. I love your faux stitching as well! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Anita in France said...

What sweet cycling pups, Helen ... the bicycle background on your birthday card is so fun and colourful ... and having that energetic chap joined by his friends was such a great idea for your congratulations card, they're such cuties! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

sweet art designs said...

Both cards ROCK! Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

The Red Mullet Band said...

Such a cute card!!!
I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More challenge, welcome again;-))m