Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunshine Monday - Cody and Quest

PLEASE NOTE: I have two blog posts today, this one and the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE one that follows it. Be sure to check them both out!


I wanted to try something different this week, something I had never done before (one of my annual goals this year is to try new things in my paper-crafting), soooooo I decided to print the image on designer paper. I had a scrap of really fun paper. It was like swirling tans with a hint of a woodgrain feel to it. I thought it was a good piece with which to start this new venture.

I also decided to change the color of the image, since I learned how to do that on the Wednesday Technique Spotlight on the Sunshine and Giggles blog (Thank you Tracy and Janice!) It was so easy to do and I like how aged it looks when printed in brown ink on the designer paper.
I used distressed papers from my scrap file for the background and a few dog-related brads for embellishment. It doesn't show much in the picture, but I popped up both the verticle strip of paper and the image for some dimension.
It's a simple card with a masculine feel.

Image: Sunshine and Giggles Cody and Quest
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: two dog pawprint brads and one dog bone brad


Janice said...

Oh wow!! This is stunning! I am definitely going to lift this idea, haha. Great masculine card with a vintage feel. I love it!

kadie said...

This is very fun! I really love the newsprint DP and the aging. Beautifully done!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Jeanette this is a wonderful creation I do so admire you challenging yourself to try something different it shows off the creativity you have and this is one full of inspiration I love it.

Lorraine x

Mel X said...

Lovely card Jeanette and a great colour. The image is fabulous!! I've just put a link in from my blog to yours for TPE birthday blog hop that starts today.

Mel X