Saturday 23 June 2018

A Father's Love is Priceless and Celebrate

Here are the other two cards I made the other day in my made card making day.

This one was a work of love. I bought the stamp which is from Technique Junkie and actually comes
with the little dog sitting next to the big dog and a sentiment about (Friends coming in all shapes and sizes) soooooo I did a lot of covering the little dog and sentiment, stamping and masking, I made 9 yes thats nine dog masks to include all my dogs.

If you follow me on instagram you know that all did not go perfectly with this card as anyone who does card making and masking knows and I was very close to throwing this little masterpiece in the bin. I had already done two copies, the first getting to five dogs when I realised I had forgotten to mask number 4 and number 5 was now obviously sitting wrong infant of 4 and to my eyes no, no good - bin. Start again. Next one only got to two stampings and I stuffed up and I was thinking maybe its not meant to be but then more.

I got to the 11th dog and was very happy. As I'm looking at it I dropped the stamp, its faint but its there. I think to myself I can ignore it, I add the little dog, cover big dog and sentiment, ink and add and it looks great but all I can see is that shadow of the big dogs legs.

I put it up on Instagram, will I toss it or what, suggestions, cut around it or colour background. I decided to copic colour. I did very light this way and that patchy colouring and love how it turned out. The photo caught the shadow of the stamp still but when I look at the card it looks great to me and Im happy with it now.

I finished off my copic colouring of the dogs added some grass to camouflage the different heights of the legs gave dad dog a different coloured dog tag and added the sentiment and a 'Happy Fathers Day' sentiment on the inside. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and so pleased that @whippetgirl on Instagram or also known Lee Ann on Greyt Paper Crafts  who inspired me to buy the stamp and try this after seeing her fabulous cards with the same stamp. Don't forget to check out her blog and/or Instagram account.

Now my next card is just a card that came together after practicing pleats in copics on this wonderful Stamping Bella girl. I love her and her dress which is probably one of the easiest for practicing your first attempts at pleats as the skirt is so big - yeah!! I coloured her in and it was one layer.

But then that green managed to sneak out of the lines here and there so I decided to cut it out free hand. Then she sat there as I tried to decide what to do. I was looking through my backgrounds and this one just jumped out at me.

Isn't it fantastic, I just love it, I love the colours, its greens and yellows and it looks like tie-dyed and I think it just works with her. Like my girl and the waves alcohol background. You see it and want it.

I got these new dies that cut the rough outright like the Penny Black ones which I couldn't afford so I am wrapped. Die cut, glued down, glued girl in place. Added my die cut sentiment and happy as.


A Father's Love is Priceless

Isn't Kims card just brilliant and I love the puppy up in the corner
but I decided because my dogs were all so tall to put my puppy on
his hero's head.  Inspiration well all those dogs of course, I don't have that
stamp but made up for it I think.
A Father's Love is Priceless

A Father's Love is Priceless

Celebrate card

Celebrate card

Celebrate Card

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

And please if you have time take the time to comment. I do love to hear from you and know that you have been here. I love doing my blog posts and try to personalise them with little bits about the making of the cards or life and whats happening but sometimes I wonder if people are interested in reading what I am posting or if I should just post the pictures and leave it at that. Let me know, do you have time to read my waffles??? Prefer to just see the card??

xx Aileen


Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous cards! Jo x

Lin said...

Love that Bella girl, Aileen - gorgeous coloring and the background sets her off perfectly! Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Karen Brown said...

I saw your card on Instagram and it is just adorable! Love the charming Great Danes. This was a really fun Muse prompt. :-)

Kim Heggins said...

This is so much fun...just love all your sweet Great Danes! Your masking is perfection, such a wonderful creation! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Muse this week!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK,Aileen ! LOVE the doggy card! SO CUTE! I can't even see the smudge! You did WONDERFULLY covering it up! ;) AND your girl with the BEAUTIFUL PLEATS... SPLENDIDLY DONE!!!! LOVE the background too!!! SUPER JOB on BOTH of your cards! AND THANK YOU for coming over to comment on my work! You are SO APPRECIATED for your thoughtfulness! ;) (((HUGS!)))

Cath Wilson said...

Your hard work paid off, the dogs are brilliant! I love it. But I'm in awe of your Copic colouring - wow! I really ought to learn to use the ones I have and stop ignoring my boxes of pens :-)

Great work.

Cath x

Ruth said...

I love masking. Love it, but really and truly you take the prize!! 11 dogs all masked out??????? I'm amazed you got it right on the 3rd attempt. I am doffing my hat to you. But your pleats are to die for in your SB girl. Just beautiful blending. Of course I love reading your blog. Just don't get round to it every day you post. I've been trying to catch up 2-3 times a week on blog commenting. I like the waffle!! xx

Ardyth said...

I followed the painful progress of this card and you did it - it looks amazing and no one would ever know there was a problem! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

lostinpaper said...

Your cards and your colouring are amazing Aileen! Love your fab doggy scene, totally worth the effort!

Cat Craig said...

Aileen, those pups are so much fun. An amazing card loved seeing it in the muse gallery.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh yes Aileen, I saw this on IG. Well done for not giving up!
You did a fabulous job covering up that little mark. Terrific card.

I Card Everyone said...

Well I for one am so very glad you didn't give up … Aileen! This is absolutely fabulous, to say the least! Card #2 takes me right back to coloring as a child - Barbie was my favorite: SO many clothes to color! I adore your pleats, and folds - and your waffling! xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I can feel your frustration with that dog card, but it is FABULOUS, and your coloring is fantastic and I admire you for sticking it out! Your card is well worth it!!!!

conil said...

Your great danes with that chihuahua are so darn cute. Just wanted you to know how delightful I find your card and how much it made me smile.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Fantastic cards! Thank you for joining ATSM!

Raga Senthil said...

This is so adorable. Perfect masking and awesome colouring 😍💖💕

shirley-bee said...

Fab colouring on the skirt, Aileen! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)
Love the dog card and how you persevered with it. And keep waffling ;)

Karen Oliver said...

Love everything about it. She just pops off that gorgeous background. Such a lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.