Friday, January 21, 2011

My Basset Girl


It has been a year this week that my sweet basset hound, Molly went to the Rainbow Bridge.  She was my constant companion for almost 11 years and I miss her everyday.  At Christmas I was presented with an incredible gift.  Bev, a dear friend and one of the ladies from my monthly stamping class, asked her niece, Leslie Frick from Custom Creations by Rika to create a Molly sculpture for me.  Using photos of Molly, she sculpted this amazing mini statue.


She captured Molly's features and coloring, even all her freckles and the little spot of white on her back.


Incredible amount of detail in a sculpture that is only 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall.


I will treasure this always and thank Bev and Leslie for such a wonderful gift.  As most of you know, I am team leader for Karen's Doodles and I asked Karen if she would draw me a basset girl, and here she is.....


I sized and printed this cute little girl onto Cryogen paper with my inkjet printer.  Copics used:
Basset - E17, E13, E51, W1
Eyes - E97
Hat - YR20, YR21
Flowers - B32, B21

She will be available soon for purchase from Karen's store.  I used my Cheery Lynn Designs Heart to Heart Doily dies for the hearts and added leaves from their Dimensional Leaves 2 Large set.  The DP is from Bo Bunny.  Finished size is 6" square.

18 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

Sandy, that sculpture is stunning! Its almost like you can put your hand on the ears and give them a scratch. I would be one very in debt person if I had this done of all my fur children, but I might break down on one. Clancy has been gone 4 years now and I still cry when I think of him. And fur kids never ask for the credit cards, either! I stopped up in Fowlerville on Wednesday, and hope to make a monthly drop by if I can con the cabbie. Heard you might do more classes. I so need this heart template. This company sure is blowing the other die makers away, and I also need the new leaf ones. Soon....soon.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I'm glad you got this sculpture posted for all to see. and I love the new Karen's Doodles of your girl. The card is the cutest. I love it. Edna

Bonnie Brown said...

I love the the new Basset Girl image. Your card is adorable, just like Molly was!!! Wow, that statue is fabulous. She looks so real!!

Viv said...

Sandy this is gorgeous! Lucky you!
I have pastel portraits of my dogs that are so lifelike.
Karen's basset is very cute too, that's a very sweet card!

Karen W said...

Beautiful sculpture and darling card! A great tribute to Molly!

Sandra1968 said...

What a beautiful and great gift gave Bev and Leslie to you! And the digi Karen made is also very sweet and cute.
You are a lucky person with such sweet friends :-)

Craftyanny said...

oh Sandy what a wonderful thing for your friend to do. A beautiful tribute to your faithful, furry friend. It's absolutely beautiful, no wonder your delighted with it.
Anne x

Judy Miller said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your dog. We have lost two dogs in the past few years. As former foster parent for dogs, please consider giving another dog a home. When we found homes for the foster dogs, there was sadness but I kept telling myself now we can help another dog find a home. It was the most rewarding thing I've ever done. There are so many out there who need love and protection.

Lenoria said...

The work on your dog sculpture is exceptional beyond words! The creator is a very talented lady. I really like your card and just stopping by your blog to see your creations.

Pat Moore said...

What a wonderful remembrance.
...Pat M

Ruthie said...

aw Molly was beautiful - we had a bassett called...wait for it...Bessy...yep Bessy Bassett! Such a lovely sculpture!

Rx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Fabulous sculpture and great card, Sandy! I'll be thinking of you this week...I know it's hard when those anniversaries come around.

Linda Grady said...

Sandy: What a special tribute to your beloved, Molly. That is a special friend to do that for you. Beautiful resemblance!

Colleen said...

What wonderful tributes to your Molly. I know how difficult it is when we lose our pet companions. My thoughts are with you.

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW, that sculpture is just something else! I know you miss Molly every day.

Nancy said...

This is too cute, Sandy:O) LOVE those dies, just have to have them;) Your colouring of this cutie is awesome, she is just adorable. Beautiful card!
Beautiful statue:)
Hugs, Nancy;O)

polkacabana said...

Sandy, wow on that sculpture and your card is so DOG GONE cute! Oops, I think Mike is rubbing off on me..:)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that sculpture is amazing! What a thoughtful, meaningful gift! Molly is so beautiful, I love the drawing that Karen did for you too! Just great!! Hugs- Amy P.