Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Puppy Love


Today's card uses my Giggling Tilda stamp. I thought about what would make a little girl giggle.... and instantly thought "puppy kisses"!

So I drew a puppy for Tilda, coloured him in with Copics and cut him out to match up with her cheek.

This is my first attempt at using bulky flowers and greenery that I so fell in love with on many cards I have seen lately. Here's a different angle to see the dimension:




As usual, click on the images for larger versions. I hope you like her and get a giggle too!


Copics used:

Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E13, E25, E49, E51
Dress, Socks & Sentiment: RV00, RV11
Dog: W1, W3, W5, E30, E31, E33, E35, R20, R21

Paper is Basic Grey Sugared Cherished

Leaf Frond and Pine Branch punches, Martha Stewart

Large Roses: Modern Romance Eva Flower Rose (Michael's Bridal Section)
Small Roses: Prima

27 people wrote stuff:

Barb Hardeman said...

Awwww! Maureen this is so delightful! Why aren't you illustrating for a stamp company yet??? Your little puppy is fabulous! I want one!!! Fantastic job on using those "stand up" flowers! Aren't they fun...hugs...Barb

Gina L said...

She is seriously adorable. I just love this card. Your puppy made me smile...he's perfect! What a sweet card. I love the sentiment! Gina

Patti.Jo said...

Maureen your puppy is perfect for Tilda's expression! We are going to be wanting these in stamp form!!! Your work is fantastic! Adorable card with your flowers too!

Cami said...

Maureen, I agree with Barb! You are so artistic you should be an illustrator for a stamp or digi image company. I love the puppy you drew for Tilda! So cute! Keep your eyes open...companies are looking for illustrators! Hugs, Cami

Mary Beths Crafts said...

Oh My Gosh.. To dang cute.. Great job on the whole card.. I Love it..

mary beth

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I love the little puppy and Tilda look adorable. Love the sentiment too.
Hugs, Christine

Cissy said...

How cute!! Love that puppy! Awesome colors too!

~Cissy

Polka Dot Paperie said...

ADORABLE! Fabulous job on "drawing the dog"! I cannot draw a stick person! WOW, you are talented! I love your card. Great job.

Tracy

coquine1635 said...

i love your puppy, it's so cute.
Suzie

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! This is darling. Those stamps go perfect together. Great coloring and embellishments. Adorable card!

Only by His Grace said...

How gorgeous. I love your creativeness. the colours look lovely and that little doggie is the cutist thing. I will be waiting to see what else you draw.
Awesome Maureen.
hugs Marion

Cindy Frazier said...

I love , love, love it! You couldn't have picked a better companion for the image. It's absolutely perfect!

Charmain said...

I just love giggling Tilda, and you couldn't have chosen a better friend for her, he is just too beautiful! First thing I did when I saw the card was smile, so that made my day. Congratulations!

Nancy said...

What a awesome card and I love Tilda's puppy! You are a awesome artist. Great job with the flowers. Totally awesome card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Norma said...

Oh yes, like everyone else, I love that puppy. Just perfect for this Tilda. Wonderful colours and colouring job. Terrific card. Love it.

Hugs.
Norma

Nancy said...

awww....isn't this just the cutest...this just put a smile on my face...love it!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Your card is Adorable! Love the addition of the dog...you are one talented Lady!

Maureen said...

Ha, Barb! Thank you so much, you are too kind...Yes, I LOVE the flowers. Obviously I shall be using more ;)

Gina: Aw thank you! I am glad he made you smile! Maybe I can draw him again in another card... hmmm.

Patti.Jo: Thanks! Ha! That would be weird to see my drawings in a stamp.

Cami: Oh, thank you, so sweet of you to say! I sure am having fun adding to the sweet Tildas; every day I get another idea for a new one. Good thing I have another vacation day coming up...

Thank you Mary Beth!

Christine: Thanks! I think it could make a good card for someone getting a new puppy... but for now, I'm keeping it ;)

Aw, thank you Cissy! It took me THREE tries to get Tilda's colouring right. I just didn't like the colour combos I tried first (and second). * Sigh *

Oh Polka Dot Paperie, thank you so much. I love to draw and make cards, so these new stamps are fulfilling two loves of mine! (Plus the Copics are just like painting, so I really enjoy using them too!)

Thank you Suzie!

Thanks Stampin Mindy, but the dog isn't a stamp! I hand-drew him (which is why he matches up to Tilda's cheek!)

Aw, Marion, thank you! I have a couple more ideas I hope to make this weekend; luckily I have Monday off, so I hope to get a few more done (good thing my stamps are arriving nearly daily; I have 16 now, with another 14 on the way. That should do me for a bit, no?)

Oh thank you Cindy! I was happy he turned out. After I coloured him in, I found the paper which just so happened to have the same colour in it! Again, I was lucky...

Aw, Charmain, I am so pleased it gave you a smile! What better praise is there? Thank you!

Nancy, you are too kind. I am having fun trying to come up with something I can add to make my cards "unique" I guess. It's so easy when you start out with such cute stamps!

Oh Norma, thank you so much!

Yay Nancy! I am so glad he gave you a smile!!! :)

Maureen said...

Gloria, thank you! I am so glad others like it and the dog... if I draw him again, I think I may have to name him!

Crazystamper said...

Your card is just beautiful and the puppy completes the message this card conveys. Love it! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Garnet said...

Oh this is too cute. You put these together so good. I saved this card so I can make one!
Garnet

Robin said...

Cute, cute, cute card!!! Love the puppy!!!

Candy said...

Maureen your card is just DARLING!!! I love your puppy and would buy it in a minute if you were selling it as a digi image. Why in the world aren't you selling your own work in some form?
I think this is the cutest card with giggling Tilda - your idea with the puppy is 'right on'. Love the style of your card as well and your new flowers :o)Those little hearts stole my own heart away....
Hugs, Candy

Jean said...

Oh my gosh, love love the puppy.. so precious and just purrfect for the card... you did a really great job on both and think the whole card is just fabulous..
Hugs, Jean

cabio's craft corner said...

It's so adorable. Love the puppy image you added to accompany Tilda. They both look so much fun together on this card :o) Love it!
hugs,
Cabio

Pam said...

Maureen, You need to be making stamps. This puppy is absolutely adorable. Your color is wonderful.
~Pam

Nancy said...

Could I possibly buy a copy of your sweet Basset image?

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