Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Snowflakes and Puppy Dogs!

Those two things don't really go together except in my post today!
 First up, I wanted to use the sketch at Paper Smooches SPARKS and the color combination at Dynamic Duos so those two things are the inspiration for this card.
 One of my favorite stamp sets is this one from Paper Smooches.  I just love the big and long sentiments. This particular one can fit a few different occasions but I wanted it to go along with a winter theme so I added that adorable little birdie and some red snowflakes.
 This is the Paper Smooches SPARKS sketch.  The sketch shows a scallop edge but I used the wonderful, hexagon border stamp instead.
 This is the great color combination from Dynamic Duos
 And, here is a card I created to go along with the Saturday sketch at 2 peas.  At the stamp convention I went to this last weekend, I picked up this adorable and playful snowflake stamp and some great paper tapes from Queen & Co. 
 I took this photo from a side angle to try to show the Glossy Accents that I added to the yellow star on each snowflake. I used a Distress marker to color the snowflakes and then used a waterbrush on that. The star is colored with a Copic marker.
 Here is the Saturday sketch.
 I also want to share a fun little layout I put together. We have two puppy dogs that we love so much.  Bringing the new one home was so much fun although we sure weren't sure how it was going to go.
 I picked up a roll of leopard print Duck Tape at Michaels and thought it fit with a dog theme.  I just cut little strips and put them together in a zig zag design. 
I also cut some in these triangle shapes for more accents.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your cards and love love love love your lo!! LOVING that animal print on there!!!

Lynn said...

Wow! Such great cards and an adorable layout! I love how you used the hexagons to create a border on your first card Linda. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Sweet little bird sitting atop the sentiment on the first card! Great way to use triangles on your layout!

Erna Logtenberg said...

great card! love that little birdie!! Thanks for joining the Dynamic Duos challenge this week!

Lindalou said...

Great work. I really like the stamp on the first card. The font and length make it great for card making.

Karen Day said...

Lovely projects, Linda! Glad you could play along with us at Dynamic Duos this week (love that little bird!)

Lori said...

Fabulous projects! Love the way you used the large sentiment as your focal image and added the little birdie to dress it up. Thanks for joining us for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Super projects Linda! Especially love the first card! It's adorable!!!

Jasmine said...

That bird IS absolutely adorable! Your cards are fantastic, Linda - such talent!
Lovely layout, I always look at that tape and think...'what to do, what to do...' now I know! :)
Jasmine

Lisa Dorsey said...

Super cute cards Linda! Love that chevron on the layout too!

Danielle said...

Wonderful cards and layout, you have a great style!!

Sylvia Blum said...

Your cards are perfect takes on the sketches! Both so beautiful!
Oh and just LOVE the LO and the picture of the two doggies!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!
Sylvia xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOW! You've been busy! Great papers and layout on your scrapbook page! Those puppies are just too cute! And your cards are FAB! I love that paper tape! Must get me some!!! I loooooove the color combo of the first card--LOVE x10!!! FAB take on this sketch:) THANKS so much for playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you join in the fun this week!!! <3