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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

hot diggity dog!!!!

The theme for this week's design team challenge at Try It on Tuesday is 'pampered pets' and it had me stumped for a while as I'm not really a great animal lover so haven't collected much in the way of pet based craft supplies. I remembered however that the last goody bag I got hold of had some sheets of decoupage from the hot diggity dog collection from docrafts. Now handcut decoupage is not my bag either so this card is really a labour of love!!

I decided to use this bathtime pet image (well all those bubbles seems pretty pampered to me!) and the lovely blue bath was the starting point for my colour scheme. As I was incapable of cutting out the base topper neatly I decided to frame it to hide my dodgy scissor work. I cut the frame out of some coredinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock using a nestability die then embossed with a polka dot folder. I  sanded it lightly to take it back to the core and add a bit of texture. I found the lovely stripey paper in my scrap box along with a scrap of cream card. ( Yes I do put big bits of card in my scrap box - once they have been cut they get on my nerves in the main paper stash, just my OCD kicking in again).

Just to prove I cut out all those layers!!
 I used my edgeabilities dies to create a scalloped edge on the cream card ( I really don't use these enough) and used the companion circle die for extra interest, distressing the edge slightly with Antique Linen Distress Ink to bring out the detail. I found also that putting a piece of plain cardstock behind really made the cut outs pop. Couldn't resist adding a few flowers and some pearls and then mounted the whole thing onto a kraft card blank.

So we are calling all you crafters with a soft spot for any of our furry, feathered or otherwise covered 'best friends' to have a go at our challenge. The theme is 'Pampered Pets' and this week we are sponsored by One Stop Crafts and one lucky winner will be picked randomly .

You can enter any craft or papercraft item, all we ask is that you follow the theme and that you only link to five challenges in total. The DT will then pick their top 5 entries from the challenge and each will get one the of our new blinkies to proudly display and be asked to join us as a guest designer on a future week .In addition, if you are one of our top five entries, chosen by the Design Team, you will be offered a special guest showcase in the next few weeks.

Hope to see you over at Try it on Tuesday


Clarky J said...

I love it when it all comes together after thinking its not your thing - One of the fab things about DTs is it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Love what you have done too Thanks for being such a fab and "game" team mate xx

WendyK said...

You may be out of your comfort zone, and I would join you there. But you have made a super job of it, great card.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, the image is so cute love the design as well.

Netty said...

Smashing design and loving that cute dog. x

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the image - I see lots of patience there!
Avril xx

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