Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome To My Home

This week all the Softpencil DT gals got the same image - this adorable one called Welcome To My Home:

I'm a big dog lover (we've got 3 of them) so I was really happy to be able to play with this image! The image actually only has 1 dog, but I wanted 2, so I printed out a larger version and a smaller version to get 2 different sized dogs. I colored everything with Copics, cut out all the different parts, and popped them up with foam tape.

You can see the dimension in this picture:

I popped up the little ladybug with a couple bits of cardstock, then the whole house with the bigger dog, and finally the little dog. You can also see that I added a tiny flower rhinestone to the girl dog.

This week's Design Element was distressing, so I ran my scissors over the edge of the plain circle, sanded the scalloped circle, and did some sponging on the plain circle and the card base.

I added some Stardust glitter pen moved around with a water brush to the flowers. You can see some of the effect here:

I used Sketch 16 from Unscripted Sketches:

And I also made this card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge 50 - use the colors green, pink, and brown, and animals and flowers. I decided to play because Softpencil is actually sponsoring this week's challenge, so definitely check it out if you'd like to win a $20 voucher to the Softpencil Etsy shop!

Other challenges: I hope you like and TFL! And don't forget to check out the other DT members' blogs to see how they used this super cute image:


Other materials used: circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities; alpha stickers - Making Memories; hydrangea flower - Prima; rose - Paper Wishes; pearl strands from stash.


  1. maureen...super sweet card!!!

  2. Such a sweet and adorable card, I love that image. Way to go on combining so many challenges! Thanks for being Unscripted with us this week!

  3. It´s so sweet Maureen! I love the littler puppy!!!
    Glad you´re participating in Cupcake Craft Challenges, I´m sponsoring it this week ;) Good luck!

  4. Lovely card Maureen. You have done a great job with the distressing. A great design element. hugs Shelley

  5. Hi Maureen, what a gorgeous card. I love the image, so sweet and the dimension looks fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Such a sweet card Maureen and I love the way you have pieced this card together! Well done for incorporating all the elements of this weeks challenge and thanks for playing along with Cupcake Crafts :) Donna x

  7. Maureen this is adorable! Love that little doghouse and how you've popped it up.

  8. This is DARLING! I love all the things you did here...The dimension, the ladybug, the sparkley flower and most of all the two adorable puppies!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unscripted and hope you will play along again soon!

  9. Amazing!!! I love everything about it... the 2 dogs are too cute, they look like best pals, the shimmery flowers, and the coloring! WOW!

  10. Maureen, your card is absolutely precious! LOVE the image, and colors.

    Thank you for using the Unscripted Sketch, and we hope you'll be back to inspire "US" again!!

    Have a great Friday!!

  11. This is adorable!!! Fantastic coloring, and that image is sooooo cute :)

  12. beautiful card !!!love the sweet image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
    big hugs tina46


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