Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daubers & Doggie


Hello again and happy Saturday!  I've got two cards to share with you today.  First up is inspired by Tracey's awesome card over at Muse.  This is my second attempt.  My first attempt I stuck really closely to Tracey's design and tried to watercolor just the centre of the images like she did.  Me and Zigs still don't play very nicely together though so I put that card aside.  I started digging around through drawers and came across my Hero Arts daubers and thought they'd give me the loose feel of Tracey's coloring without struggling with the Zigs.  So I stamped the balloons and then splotched them with the daubers and I love it!  It's fun and funky and a bit messy.  I think you could give it to a guy (even with the pinkish balloons included).  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Black) Gina K
Stamps:  (Balloons from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment fromLabel Love) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Buttercup, Field Greens, Tide Pool) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Stitched hearts) Lil' Inker Designs  


Next is a card for the Addicted to Stamps & More CAS challenge using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This pooch is from an awesome Gerda Steiner set sent to me by the lovely Judy.  She introduced me to Gerda Steiner and after I oohed and aahed all over a series of cute pooch cards she had made Judy sent me a set for myself.  Crafty friends are the best!  I coloured this guy with Copics, fussy cut him and popped him up on foam tape so he could peek over the sentiment and strips of washi tape.  I love his adorably grouchy face!

Edited to add:  Judy suggested I enter this in the Gerda Steiner Share Your Design Challenge.  Thanks, Judy.  Glad to have a new challenge to play along with!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Textured White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from Howl Are You?) Garda Steiner Designs
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Markers:  (E21, E33, E35, E37, 100) Copic
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21 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love them both Jen but that dauber card is loads of fun!

Hannelie said...

LOVE your take on the muse! ... and you know I will always love a doggy card!That face! One look says it all. Great use of washi tape ♥

Judy1223 said...

What a great post today, Jen! I absolutely LOVE your dauber balloons! I would definitely see this card as perfect for guy or girl alike, and how easy is that? (At least you make it look easy!) Of course I adore your GSD "Ruff Day" card, and I will definitely be CASEing it. The washi tape base is brilliant and a great take on the sketch this week. You should also consider entering this in the Gerda Steiner Designs "Share Your Designs" challenge (link here: https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/share-your-designs/join-our-30th-share-your-design-challenge ) because it is fabulous!!! So glad you are enoying the set...I knew you would do amazing things with it! Have a great Saturday, Jen!

Karen B. said...

No wayyyyy.....that first card is all too cool!

Lisa Elton said...

What a FUN take on Tracy'e card, this is cool Jen!! And that bulldog is too dang cute!

Ardyth said...

OMG, those splats are sooooo fun! What a cool interpretation (as always!) Thanks for joining us at Muse this week. Hope you're staying warm - it went up to 54F here and we took OFF all our winter coats and washed the car! Thought of you bundled up! LOL!

Lynn said...

Well take two is beyond fabulous! And I love the sweet little doggie!

Happy Dance said...

I know, right?! That Judy is one amazing bloggy friend. Your cards are incredible. LOVE the balloon splats card - such a brilliant idea, and it would most definitely work for guys and gals. Great colors!! And such a sweet little poochie. His expression is priceless and this card will surely cheer anyone's day! It's been in the high 50s and low 60s here these last few days and you know what that means in Wisconsin, don't you? Some fool had his convertible out...I just laughed... Bev

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Hey! you got me with those sponged splats! That is such an awesome idea, and I am going to have to CASE it for sure. Also, that poor forlorn pooch is too cute - i feel another CASE coming on. And I know just what washi tape I can use ;-). You are so right - crafty friends are the best friends. Happy weekend, Jen!!

Claire Grantham said...

Love both of these Jen, but that Balloon card is AH.MAZING...I love it. And I totally think it would work for a guy. Cx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Jen,
thanks for your comment on my blog. That's a good tip about leaves etc not having to be green. I must remember that. When it comes to flower cards I need all the help I can get :-)
LOVE your take on the Muse card. The splashes look fab and such fun.
And your pooch is adorable.
xxx

Jacquie Southas said...

LOVE the color spats on the balloons, Jen! You are so right, even with pink balloons this card is gender neutral.

Bobby said...

The color splats give a whimsical look to your balloons, Jen, more fun that just painted one. And that dog. He makes me smile. Anyone's ruff day will be over when they get this card.

Lindsey said...

Great, now I want ink daubers. :P Totally fun card. What a great dawg! The washi tape is perfect.

Tracey McNeely said...

Two awesome designs Jen. Love your dauber balloon, so fun! I think the Gerda Steiner doggie is so sweet--woof! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

lostinpaper said...

This almost makes me 'need' some daubers.... looks like you had some messy fun here!

Sherrie M. said...

Wow Jen! The splatters with the balloons scream all kinds of fun.

Betty Keefe said...

what a clever, creative way to use the daubers, Jen! great card!!

Kim S said...

That doggie face is SO perfect for a "Ruff Day". I love him hanging over the patterned strips! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Wonderful designs! Thank you for sharing your card at ATSM!

Eliz Stewart said...

Brilliant handling of the balloons... love the card!