Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hot Dog!

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well! I have a new blog design, thanks to Designer Blogs. I decided the winter colors had to go, and I wanted something cheerful.

I was thinking about ideas for the Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol contest, and since the theme was kid/teen birthday, I asked my seven-year-old what she would like. Cute animals, pink, glitter... So, here's what happened:



The style is a little different for me...more coloring, more fussy-cutting. But, it still is a hybrid card. ;) I used a digital stamp from the Flying High set at Tiddly Winks and colored it with Copics. I'm not going to lie--it took me three tries to get the shading I wanted on the balloons.

I knew I wanted to have the balloons hanging over the edge, so (holding my breath and praying that I didn't have to start again), I cut him out. Here's a close-up:




For the background, I die-cut some clouds from WPlus9 to use as a mask and misted over them with several different mists. The sky is a subtle gradient (I misted from the top of the panel).

When I was done with the card, I got a double thumbs-up from my kids. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Digital stamp: (dog from Flying High) Tiddly Inks
Copic Markers
Dies: (clouds) WPlus9
Mists: (Dewey) Studio Calico; (Dandelion) Fireworks; (Iridescent Gold) Tattered Angels; (Baby Blue Eyes, Marigold Yellow Orange) Lindy's Stamp Gange
Font: (MTF You Are) SugarHill Co.

29 comments:

  1. Wow! Just wow...from the shading, the coloring..to the layout.

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  2. Awesome card Jocelyn. Love the puppy-upside-down and your shading is beautiful! Well worth all that effort :)

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  3. This is adorable!!! LOVING that doggy and the balloons!!!

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  4. This is so so cute! I love the shading on those balloons, and the fabulous background on the card base!

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  5. Seriously? Could this BE any cuter?! Love it so much!

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  6. This is absolutely perfect, adorable and I suspect I'll be seeing you in the Top 20 with this card!

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  7. That's adorable! I love that he's upside down.

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  8. Loved this when I first saw it and I still do. So cute and fun! Fingers crossed for you!

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  9. Loooove this card! It makes me smile! SUPAH FABULOUS!

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  10. this is PERFECT! the balloons look amazing and that dog is stinkin' cute. love the new blog design too :)
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  11. Such a cute card! Your coloring is great and I love the concept. I'm going to try your misting technique that you used on the sky. TFS

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  12. This is amazing! So many details (your coloring and the sky are fabulous) and that upside down dog is darling. I can't help but smile (big) when I look at this card.

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  13. This is really sweet. I smell a gallery idol winner.

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  14. Love this !!! So cute... and so pretty ...the colors just pop!!

    Hugs...x

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  15. This is adorable! Put a smile on my face--thank you for sharing.

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  16. This is such a cute and adorable card! Really like the pastel colors, and the dog hanging upside down!

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  17. Adorable! Great coloring and background. Two thumbs up!

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  18. How absolutely positively ADoRABLE!
    Love your background and the amazing coloring of course!
    Thank You~

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  19. This one was my very favorite, I am a sucker for cute!

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  20. Aww this is just the cutest card ever Jocelyn.. many congrats on making it through to the top twenty too :0)
    Jenny x

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  21. Totally adorable! Your coloring is spot on!

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  22. Cute cute totally adorable! Such a fab background and great colouring skills, WOW WOW Jocelyn!
    ps loving the new look blog!

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  23. you got a double thumbs up from me too!

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  24. I love this cutie-pie card, Jocelyn! Of course, your kids approve, so what more do you need? ;)

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  25. Now that is AWESOME! I love the sentiment to go with - and the whole concept is just fabulous :)

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