Monday, February 9, 2009

I got my Dog Gone Stamps today!

It was quite an ordeal and Nancy Torfin, owner extraordinare, of Dog Gone Stamps sent me a second set of stamps as the first set are the USPS dark hole somewhere. My first set got lost in the mail and Nancy was kind enough to resend them and I got them today.

Here is my first card using the Dog Gone Stamps and I absolutely love this little creature, lizard, gecco, just cute creature that I had to color him first.

The Dog Gone Stamp Group on Paper Craft Planet are having a weekly sketch challenge. I missed week one because I didnt have my stamps yet, but here is the challenge card I did for week 2. I followed the sketch almost to the measurement, I know it doesn't happen often :), and I like the way it turned out.

The little lizard is hanging on to the leaf because I wanted the sentiment to say"Hang in There". I think the image kind of works for that.

I colored the lizard with copic markers and used my copic airbrush to add a faint background color behind the image. I then sponged the outside edges with Tim Holtz Distress Brushed Corduroy ink. I used a piece of one inch brown grosgrain ribbon as the verticle band on the left side. The main piece of designer paper is a mat stack in 5X7 from JoAnn's.

I didn't have anything I liked for the circle feature that was supposed to be to the left of the flag so I found a button the size I wanted, and sprayed it with my copic airbrush to brown. The original color was a light olive green. I let the button dry and added a piece of olive green satin ribbon from Target, which I tied in a knot bow.

I didn't have a stamp that said Hang in There so I wrote it, I did use my best handwriting!?!

This was a fun challenge to do. I need to go back and do challenge 1 now that I have my stamps.

I am going to end this now and go color some more, because I can. I may actually post another card tonight, depending on how much coloring I decide to do. You just never know about me!

Have a good night.



Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute! I just got my stamps today I cant wait to play tomorrow!

Lauri said...

Yay! I love what you did with this challenge!!!! This is a great stamp, isn't is? and your coloring rocks!

Jean said...

So cute Cathy, great job on the challenge!

Theresa said...

Love it, Cathy!!! You always do such beautiful work. Gorgeous coloring!

Nancy said...

I love this card. Your coloring is great, really like the air brush effect, I need to learn to do that.

Nancy said...

I love this card, the air brush looks great. I would like to learn how to do that.