Thursday, August 4, 2011

Catching Up!

I'm really running behind on my challenge cards, and hope I can find time to play with all of my favorite challenges before they expire! This one is for the mid-week throwdown over at the Stars and Stamps blog. This week we're honoring our OWH mascot and beloved pooch Ciara, who recently became an honorary soldier!! You can read the details here....too adorable!! Since she's now known as private Ciara, we're making K-9 themed cards in her honor! Go Ciara!
I used a free digi found on the OWH blog and colored it with Copics. The DP came from a dollar store pack that I've had forever and I added some side tabs and brads done with a fancy label punch from SU!
This card was made for the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #66 which is to use anything but ribbon. I love this MFP Southwest Cowboy stamp set, so I got to work and made a masculine card using BG granola paper and some brads and hemp. I stamped the images off once, then stamped onto the background using Memento London Fog ink. The paper was distressed to begin with, so half the job was done for me. I added 2 thin strips of coordinating solid color DP to the striped panel for a little interest. The image was embossed first with clear ep, then colored with Copics and matted with coordinating dp.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to get back in the full swing of things again soon!

Carol

17 comments:

Lisa Oliver said...

Both cards a fabulous, Carol! The cowboy card is perfect for a western US hero! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love both of these cards. That is such a sure image from OWN and I love the paper and your fancy labels. You coloring is spot on, as usual.
What a wonderful masculine card your second card is. You did such a great job without using ribbon.
Talk to you soon.

jimlynn said...

BOTH are great!
Lynn

Winnie and Patty said...

What a handsome cowboy!!!! Great job with Speedy's challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Marlene said...

Awww...these are great cards! I love that puppy!

Lori said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Paula S. said...

Great coloring job on the OWH Frantoonie image. That's a perfect choice for the K-9 challenge. Both cards are just great!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Carol I love your K-9 card using the Frantoonie image! Your next card is pretty fabulous too :)

Thanks for playing in our midweek throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sorry I got a little behind on your creations, Carol. My friend Olga lost her sweet little doggie to a freak accident yesterday and it was just too sad. I think your mojo came home to roost! These are fab!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love both of these cards! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week! :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my - both of them are wonderful - love these!
thanks so much for playing at Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:

Wendy said...

Both of your cards are so awesome, Carol! The masculine one really grabbed my attention! Love the image & the papers!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the first is adorable and the second is outstanding with the western theme and the subtle stamping of elements in the background...fabbo

Susan (rainy) said...

Both are great cards, Carol. The coloring on that adorable pooch is gorgeous!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Carol both of you cards are just awesome. I love that puppy and the cute face and of course, am in love with that hunk of man...lol Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Benzi said...

What a great card you made with Ciara..fab colors going on there. And, the cowboy card is super..what an awesome, masculine creation. Looks like you got your mojo back.

Elise said...

So, FIRST I'm lookin' at that adorable pup, thinkin, "I know that look!", but as I scrolled down... YOU, KNOW I gasped! Girrrrllllll! You snared my all things cowboy/girl/art lovin' heart with THAT one, for SURE! Yipeee chai yai, yeah - you MADE MY DAY!