Sunday, July 29, 2018

Smiles for Patti

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card for my sweet blogging friend, Patti (Stationery Styles).  Patti and her hubby have been working hard to find a new place to live in New Mexico.  They finally found the perfect place, only to have the owner's circumstances change and it is no longer available. :(

Patti has asked her blogging friends to send her some much needed smiles.  My card is hopefully going to provide a smile for Patti today. :)  She set up a Linky party on her blog for friends to play along.

I used the Penny Black ... so loved set.  This dog is totally adorable, I was smiling the whole time I was colouring.  Not only smiles for Patti, but for me too! :)

Stamped in black and then watercoloured using zigs.  Simple, right!  Not quite, a little glitch when I was adding the wash for the sky ... touched the heart and red everywhere.  Not to fear, fussy-cut the dog (which I was happy with), stamped the image again and just coloured the background.  Paper pieced the fussy-cut dog on top, popping up his ears.  Added clear wink of stella and glossy accents to give the heart some umph!  And then framed all with a simple white frame.  I was even able to get the zig to work on my sentiment stamp.  First time trying that.

Here's a close-up ...
Dear Patti ... sending smiles, hugs and lots of love your way!






Stamps: ... so loved (Penny Black); happy snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 series); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, clear wink of stella, glossy accents, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinder)

Challenge:
Patti's Linky Party - bring smiles!

28 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Your happy adorable colored and fussy cut doggy would make anyone smile. I am sure Patty will appreciate your thoughtfulness, my fried. Wonderful save too:-) Hugs...

Quillish said...

Aww.. what a cutie.. he brings smiles to all of us too. I hope Patti settles soon and gets time to craft. The popped up ear looks so much fun.. what a great idea. Didn't even look that it was not the original plan.

Anonymous said...

Loll, this little puppy with the long floppy ears --well I couldn't help but smile when your newsletter arrived today. Am positive your card will put a smile on Patti's face. Hoping your friend will soon find a home--being ex military-- home hunting can be discouraging here in New Mexico. Hugs and smiles, Reva

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, what a cutie, he looks even more adorable popped up and having all those butterflies fluttering past his eyes :)

Patti said...

Thank you SO MUCH Loll!! you are so kind and sweet to make such a delightful card in honor of my pity party!! : ) giggles! This little guy truly does put a smile on my face!!

Sorry about the oopsie but you saved it and I daresay it must look even better than your 1st attempt!!

Great BIG (((Hugs))) sister friend : )

Patti

Patti J said...

What a sweet card! Hugs and love to Patti! Our son is leaving Albuquerque, NM and will soon have a beautiful home for sale! Good luck and take care!

Darnell said...

This is so darn cute and absolutely it will bring smiles to Patti! Your coloring is perfection, Lolly! Hugs, Darnell

Aquarius said...

That is such a cute and happy dog which should make your friend smile - love it.

Julie B said...

Such a cutie Loll, love the final look. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Your card is adorable Loll it would make anyone smile

Anne

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! it's lovely sure to cheer anyone up, especially when losing a house that is wanted!
Faith

Bonnie said...

Red is often my downfall! It seems to bleed more than any other color and there is no getting it to disappear! Your puppy is so fun and I know it will make Patti smile too!

Jeanne said...

Patti is going to LOVE that happy little guy. What a great choice for sending her a smile. Was so disappointed for her when I heard the news. I am positive it means something even better is on the horizon for them! Thank you for sharing your happiness on a card here! :) Hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

What a happy accident that turned into an adorable card. I feel so bad for Patty but that means something terrific is still in the works.

Marcia HIll said...

This floppy eared little guy is ADORABLE and is totally making me smile, so I'm sure Patti is grinning from ear to ear! You've colored him beautifully Loll and great save on cutting him out...perfect way to add dimension!! Fun, fun card and I'm sure Patti totally appreciates you trying to make her feel less sad while they wait for the perfect house to open up! :0)

Anita in France said...

How cute is this beautifully coloured pup, Loll ... he's adorable ... love how his ears are flying free in the breeze gently blowing through that sweet scene! Sure to raise a smile! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

So adorable and your card would bring a smile to anyone's face. Glad you kept going Loll and learnt something about the zigs too. I am sure Patti will love it and she will be smiling, even through adversity.

Nancy Stislow said...

How cute this is! That pup looks so good since you fussy cut. It gave him so much more dimension. Great fix on that! Beautiful coloring too!

Trina P. said...

Adorable card for Patti! It brought a smile to my face... I’m sure it will bring a smile to hers! Hoping she will settle soon. xx

Maura R said...

Adorable card, Loll - so glad you were able to make the "save"!! (I bet you were too!)

Ina G said...

Love this card Loll and that pup is so cute with those big ears. Nice touch with the shiny heart. A lovely cheer up card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is sooo adorable and it makes anybody smile, Loll! Your zig coloring is so good that the dog’s hair looks soft and fluffy! I would have never imagined that the fussy-cutting had a backstory. It turned out to be great with the additional dimension. Patty will sure love this card made with love! Hideko xx

Linda said...

What a little cutie. He would make anyone smile xx

Susanne Vargas said...

This sweet puppy surely brings a smile to every face! Beautiful colored!

BożenA said...

Such a sweet card, Loll. The dog looks so nice placed in the window. And I love the shimmering heart, it's great.
Hugs,
BożenA

Jo Manna said...

This cutie is full of smiles, I hope your friend finds something better :D
This guy is adorable, filled with positive thoughts, a beautiful background too! xx

Susan said...

Adorable dog (of course I love it as it's a spaniel!) and such a fun happy image with the butterflies and heart. Great save by fussy cutting the dog - and a good idea to pop up the ears!

Bobby said...

What a cutie, Loll. Sure to make Patti and everyone else smile. I'm sorry I missed the Linky Party.