Wednesday, April 15, 2020

I Ruff You Too


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
Arty Divas Challenge #19
Try It On Tuesday Have Fun with Stencils
Unicorn Challenge #53 Furry Friends

Today is the 8th day I am participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring. Have you had a chance to play along?

For today's card, I took the sketch from Lawn Fawn and flipped it. I stamped 2 dogs and then created a stencil for 2 hearts to go above them. That way I was able to stay true to the sketch. For the dogs, I used colored pencil. Then I blended them out using a Fantastix and baby oil. If you are unfamiliar with the technique, I have a video on how I do it here. As for the dogs shadows, I used an alcohol marker for that.

For the grass and the sky, I used a couple of other homemade stencils. The sky was placed above the part that follows the sketch. And to separate the sketch part from the sky, I have a die cut banner. The banner was actually extended as it is much shorter. As for the sentiment on the banner that was heat embossed. Distress Inks and Oxide Inks were used in this card. So I used a water bottle to activate them. The ink for the clouds used a section of a sponge. While the grass and the hearts used 2 different Amazon makeup brushes.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black
Ink: CTMH Archival Black, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Distress Oxide Broken China, Candied Apple
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Blush Pink, Mineral Orange, Burnt Ochre, Terra Cotta, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 90% Warm Grey, Ranger White Embossing Powder, homemade stencil (MFT Grassy Edges, SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits, Echo Park Create Photo Card), Fantastix, Amazon makeup brush, CTMH Round Sponge, Amazon makeup brush, Spectrum Noir Dull Green TriBlend™ Marker, MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Thank you Mary Ellen for sharing another stenciled card with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Your pups look so happy playing in your cute outdoor scene. Hugs and Stay Safe and Creative. Nancy

  2. Thank you! I had fun with the challenge

  3. Fun card and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Furry Friends" challenge.

  4. Love that you flipped the elements on this sketch for your interpretation! Thanks so much for playing along with Lawn Fawnatics for this challenge!

  5. Oh so lovely! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

  6. This is a sweet card and the grass and clouds look wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Avril x

  7. Really cute card-love the dogs and cloudy sky.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  8. Cute little puppies. Love those clouds. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Blessings.