Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 186-I Ruff You

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I used the sketch with Lawn Fawn's Critters at the Dog Park stamp set to make a sweet doggy themed card that also works for the current Lawnscaping coloring challenge.

I used the dog in the play bow stance (something I see often from my own Chloe the cutie puppy!) as my focal image. I stamped the outline image on the matching die cut and used Spectrum Noir markers to color it in. The background is made from a combination of grass colored with markers and sky made with ink and a cloud template. After working on this, I realize how much I still need to practice how to color grass! I stamped the open heart image from the Happy Everything set above the dog and colored the hearts with red markers for a fun pop of color.

After layering the image on a yellow mat, I attached it to a yellow card base covered with a pair of yellow patterned paper panels and a green fishtail flag strip. The “I ruff you” sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the green strip. I machine stitched along the top of the green strip to anchor it.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White--taking the week off
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro--taking the week off
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lynn Put--taking the week off
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park and Happy Everything stamp sets and Critters at the Dog Park dies, Crafter’s Companion Ultrasmooth White cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (IG2, IG3, IG5, IG6, IG7, CG1, CG2 CG3, CR1, CR8, CR11), Lily Bee Design Pinwheel 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Daffodil Delight and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Tumbled Glass distress ink (Ranger); Die-namics Fishtail Flag Layers Stax die (My Favorite Things); circle dies (Spellbinders); sewing machine


  1. Oh Lori, he's cute! What an adorable image!!

  2. So cute! I love that dog image! It's so fun!

  3. Adorable! I ruff it!! ;))

  4. He is so sweet! I love the little hearts and your clouds are the perfect touch in the background. So cute!

  5. Ack! This is too cute! I love this image and your colors are perfect.

  6. This is adorable, I sooooo ruff it!!!!

  7. Super adorable card and great take on that sketch! Beautiful coloring too. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  8. Super cute & great coloring. Perfect for both challenges!

  9. wicked sweet card!!! thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!!

  10. Fabulous design - and your coloring is great too! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

  11. Aww, this is Soo Darned CUTE!! Love your Sweet image and fun summery colors too! 8-)



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