Monday, January 5, 2015

The Challenge 22-Ruff You

The Challenge is back with a new sketch and color combination!  You can choose to use either just the colors, just the sketch, or to combine them both.  I combined the colors and the sketch, flipped on its side, for this sweet dog themed design.

Ruff You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
I used a pair of dog images from the Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause set.  They were stamped in brown pigment ink on a white panel with a green cardstock strip along the bottom.  I stamped a tiny heart from the set in red pigment ink between the two dogs.  The "ruff you" sentiment in the top left corner of the panel is a combination of sentiments from the Paws for a Cause set and the Sweet Hearts set.

I adhered the panel to a chocolate cardstock panel over a piece of star patterned paper.  The left side of the chocolate panel was dressed up with a bit of white paper doily and a strip of red grosgrain ribbon.  The elements added some texture to the simple design.

Don't miss what the rest of the amazing challenge team has created to inspire you!  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Lynn Put
Nancy Salkeld
Veronica Zalis

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause and Sweet Hearts stamp sets; Tsukineko Memento Luxe Love Letter and Rich Cocoa inks; Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy 6x6 paper pad

other:  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up!); red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); white paper doily


  1. How cute! The silhouette of the dogs with your fun sentiment are perfect for The Challenge.

  2. How adorable Lori! I actually bought this stamp set on eBay last year and just love it!

  3. Lori, this is just too darn cute and I love those your pair of adorable little doggies. So sweet.

  4. Love those little doggies and the red polka dot panel sets them off beautifully - Can you ever go wrong with red and white polka dots?
    Maura (fellow DT)


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