Sweet November Stamps ~ Meet the Cutest Cattle Dog, Durango!

Happy Saturday all!  Today Sweet November Stamps has a new digi mini release!

Meet the newest digital stamps from the "Dog Park 2"!  Can you say... "Awwww!?!".

Today's card features the adorable "Dog Park 2: Durango the Cattle Dog" digital image along with the "Spring is Back: Background Builder"set for the window and little kitty.

 

Here's a little close up of my Cattle Dog...


As I was completing my card, I took a few pictures along the way to show my process.



I first started with adding a random yellow floral to my walls.  I used a wash of light Copic yellow and then added the bloom and some leaves.  I even used an old paint brush to add some smudges for some authenticity.









Next I colored in the curtains.  I used some dark and medium tone Copic blues.  I aimed to make my curtains look dimensional.









Then I colored in the wood flooring and window sill underneath my kitty.  I layered a few different shades of brown to achieve some depth and I made sure to put some shadowing underneath my critters.







Then came the coloring of the scene outside of the window.  I started by drawing in my evergreen trees using some dark BG greens.

Then I added in the blue to my sky.  I tried to leave a white glow on tops of my trees for a little moon light kissed effect.

I also completed the piece of wood above the window.





Next was the most challenging part!  Mister Durango!

I started with a base of grey for the black areas and a light beige for the tan areas.

I began adding texture slowly by working my way up through my Copic Cool Grey markers.




 

 

I continued to add more depth in the Cattle Dog's coat.  I deepen the shadows and added the tan into his markings.







The final part of the card was the coloring of my kitty.  I decided upon a grey tabby.

For most animals, I try to find a photo of the same animal for reference.  OR use my own pets as reference.  I have a Torti-Tabby myself so I used her markings as a guide!

The last thing was a simple sentiment and another fun scene was born!





Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you have a great weekend!  Happy coloring!

~ Ally ~


Three Room Studio ~ My Favourite Colour!

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's time for another fun Saturday Challenge for Three Room Studio.

This week our challenge is to create a card with YOUR favourite COLOUR!  Yes... you can choose any colour to create with.  Now, you DO NOT have to create with just one colour like I did (monochromatic), you can use other colours just make your favourite the key colour on your creation.

PURPLE is my favourite colour!!! To begin today's card, I stamped my mermaid and her fishy friends from the "Mermaid at Heart" using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.  Then I created masks for each one.  I also created a random edged mask to place around my scene.

With all the masks on my images, I used my Copic Air Brush System, I laid down the dark purple background for the ocean-scape.

I peeled off all my masks and then I coloured my images using all kinds of BV Copic Markers.  I had fun putting in lots of shadows, shading and scaly details.  I used my Copic Blender marker to add some bubbles to the scene.

I wanted a bold sentiment so I chose to use the large script thank you from the "Aww Thanks" stamp set and embossed it in gold embossing powder.

Now, check out my fellow Design Team members...


Now it's your turn!!  Check out all the details on the post below.
 
Good luck!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Sending Love Sale & Hop

 

Scrap 'N Stamp has a SALE and a HOP going on today!

Today's hop is all about "SENDING LOVE" and the design team is sending out lots of crafty love vibes today!

My card features the PhotoPlay "Love Letters" stamp and die set.

I stamped each of the little bird images, the mailbox and the envelopes and then coloured them using Copic Markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

To allow the envelope to stick out of the mailbox and the sentiment strip to stick out of the envelope, I cut thin lines and tucked them in their respective places.

I created my own background paper by stamping the 3little hearts from the "Love Letters" stamp set all over my white card base in black ink.

To check out all of the amazing LOVE inspired creations, please head on over to the Scrap 'N Stamp's blog to begin today's hop.

You could WIN a $50 gift certificate to the shop!

BEGIN HERE!

Best wishes and happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Bunny Stitch

Join me on my weekly CRAFTY LIVE on Sunday at 5pm ET over on the Scrap 'N Stamp Facebook page.

I will be playing with the new Sizzix "Bunny Stitch" die set and also the Memory Box "Daily Hugs Die" set and making a fun mini slimline card.

Hope to see you there! 

~ Ally ~


 
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