Happy Wednesday, friends!
I was in the mood to make something fun for the new Double D challenge which starts today. Our theme is "Neutral Colors". I wondered what's fun that's naturally neutral, and then I thought "critters"! I think you know I love critters, especially dogs and cats, so I pulled out a favorite oldie Inky Antics stamp and paired it with a Power Poppy Nice Things to Say sentiment.
Pictured below is the inspiration board.
And a peek at the prize for a random winner. Small photo, I know, but a very cool prize -- an Amy Designs parrot die.
I didn't take much from the inspiration board other than the colors, but there're buttons and jugs and twine and numbers... all kinds of inspiration.
I used a Darice Paw Prints Background embossing folder on which I brayered SU! Creamy Caramel ink before embossing. My efforts at this technique never seem to turn out as well as those which inspire me. I don't know if it's the ink or the texture of the embossing folder. I tried it with a Sizzix folder, too, which has a rougher texture and it seemed to hold the ink better. Maybe I should try Memento ink? Any suggestions?
Some fun dies helped me put the scene together. I cut the dog house from wood grain designer paper, then colored over the roof with a brown Copic marker. Looks like someone let the grass grow tall and then failed to water it.
Rich said I could give this card to our Wally dog post surgery. He's doing as well as can be expected, but requires constant vigilance.
Okay, friends, hop over to the Double D blog and see all the different Neutral Colors cards the team is sharing. Everyone has a different idea, and we'd love to see yours. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Inky Antics dog & cat, Power Poppy Nice Things to Say Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah 110 lb white, Creamy Caramel, dark brown Core'dinations, Bo Bunny Very Vintage Double Dot designer paper, Snap Basics Wood & Notebook Paper designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics as pictured above Accessories: Baker's twine, JustRite Custom Charms heart, Impression Obsession Grass, Impression Obsession All-in-One-Frames-Oval, Paper Smooches Dog Icons, Darice Paw Prints Background embossing folder, Scotch brand foam mounting tape