Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Flashback: Ruff Day

Happy Friday!  It's time for another Friday Flashback, and today's randomly-chosen retired stamp set is Ruff Day.  Let's get to it!

Also features All-Year Cheer I, A Little Love
Why is it that for baby clothes, all the boys' clothing has dogs on it and the girls' has cats?  Oh well, I thought this puppy made for a cute baby shower card anyway.

Also features Background Basics, It's Your Birthday
Here's a kick up your heels birthday card.

Also features Print Pattern, Tag Time, Tiny Talk
And a St. Patrick's Day card.  I bought Tag Time specifically for that tiny four-leaf clover.

Also features And Everything Nice, Background Basics

One more baby card that I made a couple years ago for a friend, who loved it and said it reminded her of a song in Labyrinth where David Bowie sings about snips and snails and puppy dog tails.  Love Labyrinth : )

So here's today's brand new creation!

I knew without even looking that I hadn't used this dog in the beret yet so he was a natural choice for today's card.  And I did take French for, like, seven years; when I was in high school, we used to speak French with an intentional (and terrible) Texan accent just to make our teacher holler at us.  So bone jour, y'all!

I used the colors from Colour Q:

Though I added quite a bit of black, and the only Chocolate Chip is on the dog's spots.  I used retired Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the dog, and then watercolored the beret and the "ground" with ink pooled in the ink pad lid.  I miss WWC!

I also used the fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Wonderful sketch, right?  Super easy to work with.

Anyway, I think maybe it's stopped raining so I should take my pups out for a walk.  Otherwise we will have a Ruff Day :)  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Ruff Day, paw print from ?
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Chalk Talk & Circles Framelits, Neutrals Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Neutrals Candy Dots, Black EP, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

OK, so I'm SLOOOWLY scrolling down through the blog as I'm reading and I come to that last card. I'm thinking to myself, "Why does that dog have a beret on?" Then when I scrolled down a little further and saw the sentiment, I almost lost it. TOO FUNNY! Just GOTTA LOVE IT!!! Very cute.

Kim S said...

The puppy and his beret are absolutely charming! I love how you used the sketch for a dramatic backdrop in bright colors and paw prints. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen Mitchell said...

Nothing quite like a dog in a beret! I love your new take on an old stamp set. The little paw prints are so cute! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

Karren said...

What an adorable image and the paw prints in the background are so cute! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet your cutie pie dog all decked out in a beret, just too darn cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

Dora B. said...

Saw your card on Freshly Made fact ithe colors of the background popped out and I love the little dog.