Friday, 24 April 2020

Birthday Dog

I have a Birthday card to share today that features one of my oldest (and still most fabourite) penny Black stamps, 'Birthday Dog'. I stamped him on to watercolour paper, then coloured him using watercolour pencils - in keeping with the 'old school' feeling of this card, I cut him out, along with a scalloped mat, using some of my Nesties. I used snippets of checked papers for the background...I think they're by Lawn Fawn, but I'm not sure as I received just a few sheets with a prize ages ago. I distressed all of the edges, then added somefaux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamps are from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches.

Challenges for this card:


Bunny said...

Oh, he's so cute. I love this card. [Bunny]

Darlene said...

What a great design ... so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Fabulous! That stitching makes me happy. Great colors too. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hi Helen! I really like your use of the stitching with the pattern paper! This gives so much texture to this layout! Very Nice! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Alphabet Challenge as we feature "B" is for Boy Projects!
Rachelle - DT : )

Daga said...
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Daga said...

Absolutely beautiful work! I like stitching very much, I always envy them. But the dog is the most beautiful. You colored it wonderfully!

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Lynda said...

Love the doggie Helen - and love the sentiment. Those colours are great - thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge - great to see you here. xx Lynda DT

Di said...

Brilliant Helen - your work is always perfection and i could have you as a pick every single challenge. Aren't PB images such fun. Hey, he IS PB isn't he? Need to double check!


Di xx

Di said...

Oh ye of little faith Diane - it's a Penny Black! Yay!


Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional marble background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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