Sunday, February 28, 2010

Karen's Doodles Puppy Love

I did not get a chance to create with this image for Valentine's Day but I thought he would be perfect for anytime you needed a love/hugs card.  So here is Karen's Doodles adorable Puppy Love.  Just look at those big puppy dog eyes, isn't he just the cutest?

So I sized the image in Adobe Photoshop Elements and printed him onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer.  This is such a great image to color as the fur makes a perfect guide for shading.   Copics used:
Puppy - E41, E42, E43, R20
Eyes - E97
Heart - R81, R83

I followed this week's sketch challenge from SplitCoast Stampers, SC269.  What a great sketch, I love the diagonal pieces and all the layering. I turned the sketch vertical to accommodate the image.  I again used  paper from SEI, the Juliette collection.  This time I used a smaller stripe pattern and a floral.  Isn't it just gorgeous?  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches. 

And speaking of puppy love, here is my Zeke, a 7 year old basset hound I adopted from Bluegrass Basset Rescue in Kentucky at the age of 7 months.  Isn't he a handsome boy?  And you can tell he makes himself right at home on my leather couch!

He is great company while I am creating cards.  He lays on the couch and contemplates life, lol. 


Anonymous said...

The card is really cute, but love the picture of Zeke too. Edna

mckinkle said...

Lovely card and great sketch but Zeke is my star! Isnt he just adorable!

Keryn x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card! Luv the layout and papers.

I've tried using my Copics on inkjet printers and the ink always smeared :o( Is your printer a photo printer? I heard that photo printer inks don't smear with Copic markers. Right now I use a laser printer and that doesn't smear.

OMG...Zeke is sooo cute! Look at those ears. I just want to pet his tummy. What a cutie pie!


Bonnie Brown said...

Yeah Zeke!!! You're quite the man!!! I like your card too Sandy!! LOL!! Seriously, I love the image. It is perfect for other than Valentines day. That paper is the best lately!!! Great sketch too!

Maria Therese said...

Your card is so cute Sandy!!

Doodle Queen said...

Oooohh ...what a cute little puppy! (Both of them) heehee

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely card design, beautiful papers and such a cute, fabulously coloured image! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Renata van Miltenburg said...

LOVE the little dog on you card but I like even better this photo of your little guy, haha...sooo funny! Mine love to lay on his back on the cauch eather!

Did you read the story about my dog yesterday on my blog? YUK!

Hugs, Renata

Tammy Miller said...

Yeah, You got Zeke, what a cutie, I adore bassets and was so sad for your loss I think Zeke will fit in wonderfully so so cute!

sue : ) said...

Oh my Lola has her eye on him...and they're the same age! lol