Thursday, September 27, 2018

September Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Playing along with the Rudolph Days September Challenge, sharing a fun card I made using a NBUS image.  After seeing an adorable snowman image on my friend Joanna's blog, I had to ask where she got it.  She sent me to Whipper Snapper.  It's a new-to-me company and I had a lot of fun looking through their stamps.  I ordered a few to play with. :)

Isn't this dog a cutie??!!  I stamped him in black and watercoloured on mixed media paper using my zigs.  Added some wink of stella for a bit of sparkle on the holly and berries, and crystal glaze on his nose.  I did a little shaping with my stylus to round out his cheeks, ears and bone and then popped him up on a piece of patterned paper.  The sentiment seems perfect! :)

Here's a close-up ...
And I made two more while I was at it.  The next two cards are watercoloured on hot press w/c paper using distress inks.  The card below uses the same patterned paper as above for a simple frame.
... and the last one I modeled after my grand-doggie Violeta.  This has a simple ground made with masking and sponging.
Can you see the resemblance??!!
Violeta
I hope you'll come play along.  The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of month.  It's always Anything Goes Christmas.






Stamps:  Dog Candy Bone (Whipper Snapper); Say It's Christmas (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base and frame (Neenah 110 lb.); Frosty and Festive patterned paper (Penny Black)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Real Red (SU!); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, wink of stella, white gel pen, crystal glaze (Nuvo), stylus

Challenges:
Rudolph Days September Challenge

31 comments:

Izzy Scrap said...

This dog is so cute ! And as you say, the sentiment is perfect for it ! Love the three cards with may be a preference for the Violeta's CASE. So funny with its white "socks". Not sure to want to visit the new company, I'm afraid to be tempted with "a few" products....Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

Mac Mable said...

Yep the third card sure does look like Violets...That doggie stamp is adorable and the way you've coloured them is fabulous. Loving the attention to detail with the bling and the PP looks great x

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh my gosh you aced the water coloring three times! That's amazing so I'm going to have to sign up for my watercolor class with you soon! Love the image. Whipper Snapper has some fun images and I love this one. Brilliant idea to shape the cheeks and bone too!

Anita in France said...

Yep, such a cutie, Lol ... and adorable on each card! I do see the resemblance between the last one and your grand-dog ... so fun with the white socks and tip of the tail! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Awesome cards, Loll!! That dog is such a hoot! Your varied coloring of him is fabulous and the middle one reminds me of our dog Sam (he's been gone decades now...). I think you've captured Violeta perfectly, too. And is that a mischievous sparkle I see in her eyes?! She looks like a very fun granddog. Have a wonderful weekend. Bev

Liz said...

Brilliant cards, Loll, that little dog is just adorable! I've never heard of Whipper Snapper, I'll have to check it out. xx

Marcia HIll said...

All 3 of these cards are absolutely ADORABLE Loll! They are colored beautifully and I just love the sentiments on all 3 too...remind me totally of our 2 dogs Brinkley and Daisy (naughty but nice...bahahaha!!!). This cutie must have been part of your recent shopping spree huh?? Think I might need to check out their stamps too...that dog is just too CUTE!! :0)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a very cute doggy and I adore the naughty but nice sentiment the best, goes so well for a pet!

Trina P. said...

Yes, Violeta all the way! Three aww-dorable cards, Loll! So beautifully watercoloured! Shaping the cheeks is genius to give him dimension. Love them. xx

Christine Alexander said...

I might just have to get this one from whippersnapper, I love all three cards and can see mischievous Violeta in all of them :)

Quillish said...

Wow.. amazing cards, the use of the pattern paper is so ingenious Loll. Loved the variation of browns for all the three cards. Your Violeta is adorable :)

nancy littrell said...

Three Adorable doggie Christmas card designs, Loll. Your last card colored like Violeta just had to be my favorite, since I have seen cute, soft and beautiful Violeta IRL:-) All 3 of your cards are so creatively colored and designed. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

scrappymo! said...

Too cute! This is such a fun card, loll. And I do see the resemblance to your cute pup! I see you are still featuring that great DP and I must say that i love the white space on your last card.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Maxine D said...

Only a 'few' stamps Loll??? somehow I think a some extras may have fallen into your basket too.... love this image and how you have coloured and mounted it so beautifully all three times
Blessings
Maxine

My Paper Epiphany said...

Super cute stamp and I love all your cards! Your pup is adorable💕

Jeanne said...

Oh golly, this is an adorable image and you've showcased it beautifully in your cards, Loll! Your coloring is fantastic and I also really like the backgrounds. Violeta is absolutely precious!

Bonnie said...

I thought of Violeta as soon as I saw the first card! What a wonderful match and all three cards are such fun! Love that patterned paper too and the sentiments are so perfect for puppies!

Linda said...

What a cutie .... and all beautifully coloured.
Violeta is just gorgeous ..... she smiles beautifully for the camera too xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is adorable. I love his shiny nose and bright striped bone. The sentiment is so cute! A fun dog lover card. Violeta is the cutest with those sweet little white paws.

Sue said...

The dog is adorable, and you've coloured them in beautifully, Loll. I like how you used the patterned paper on the first card, great idea.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--these are all adorable, Loll! The last one is so neat looking like Violeta for sure!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute pup...although not as cute as Violeta :) I love how you colored him and all his great accessories, and I really love how you created those big white paws on your last card! Super fun sentiments, too! Thanks so much for making me smile, Loll :)

Bobby said...

So cute, Loll. Who can resist that face? No wonder the sentiment is perfect.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I am loving these cards Loll! That pattern paper is so pretty but it is this pup that is stealing the show! And yes, that sentient is just perfect on the first one! I can indeed see a resemblance with this cute stamp and Violeta! I'm so in love with her sweet face! She is such a beauty and looks as sweet too. Love her coloring. I'm sure you don't spoil her or anything either! lol Hugs, Brenda

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Loll this is the cutest card...I love dogs and this one is so adorable ...love the candy cane bone especially
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

MaryH said...

This is one of my fav Whipper Snapper dogs (and I have this one too! DD loves it). How very versatile you've made this poochy with the different backgrounds, colors and treatments that you've used on each card. He's perfect for the Rudy Day entries. And while he's cute as can be, I have to say Violeta is much more beautiful! She looks like a happy doggie too! TFS & Hugs.

Papercraft Boutique said...

All three are so adorable, Loll! The dog stamp itself is cute but your coloring makes him even cuter. They'll all put a big smile on the recipient's face.
The third one does look like Violeta! Love his friendly smile in the photo!
Hideko xx

linda said...

Oh, these are so cute, Loll! I love the green background paper and how each one is unique, especially your little Violeta - she’s adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Darnell said...

Aw, Lolly, thank you for my good morning smile from Violeta! She is such a great poser for the camera! And your adorable last card does look just like her! All three are just as cute and perfectly colored as they can be! Hugs, Dolly

Jo Manna said...

Yup I agree, he is a definite CUTIE! The selection is ENORMOUS and I can't imagine how hard it must have been to choose. But he is definitely a winner. Your colouring is totally awesome and the colours are so rich and vibrant. Your pattern paper is perfect for this friendly guy. I guess Violeta has been good, they are exactly the same ;-)
xx

BożenA said...

:-) I love this sweet dog. I rarely see animals on your cards, so the more they are unique. Just like a special gift this sweetie has ... I would not give away my bones to anyone :-). However, I love the third card the most, for those white feet of Viola.
BożenA xoxo