Aug 6, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 159

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - Setting the Scene: Indoors

Gulp! No 'indoor' stamps! I had this challenge at the back of my mind all day, and looked to Amy's example and the other entries for inspiration. Great stuff... but I had to work with what I had. I decided to paper piece a room... but had no idea what I was going to place into it to make it interesting or fun.

After work, I was paging through my stamp stash (I keep my acrylic stamps organized in page protectors in a binder) I found this cute little pup from Penny Black. I love PB's critters. Too cute.

I stamped and watercoloured him then cut him out (carefully - didn't want to lop an ear off!). The image had a rose in his mouth, but I did cut that off (intentionally) and stamped it separately... too hard to cut out the stem, otherwise! I used the wire from a paper mini flower and glued the rose head onto it and inserted it through the pups mouth. I popped him and his 'mess' to give the card some dimension. More dimension was added by using Liquid Glass on the pup's nose, rose and doo (gotta have shiny doo!)

The inside of the card reads "I messed up"

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; DP - unknown from stash; Image - Penny Black; Sentiment - Technique Tuesday; Metal Frame - Dollar store; Watercolour Pencils - CTMH; Liquid Glass - CTMH

It's only 9-ish, but I'm heading off to bed. I can hardly keep my eyes open. No more craftin' 2nite!

'night cyber-buddies!

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

darling card Carolyn...that is one sweet pup! Thanks for playing!!!

TesaB said...

This is so darling that I'm out of words. He is sooooo cute, and I love how you did that rose. And the paper piecing! And the sentiment inside, lol! Have a great day!

Ella said...

I kept looking at the card thinking, is there really poop in the corner? LOL at your shiny poop! Great job working with what you had for the indoor scene... not easy!

Mojo Hugs said...

Very cute

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Great card, so funny! such a cute umage.

Celeste said...

You crack me up! I love the dog, the "room" and the poo! I think it is so cool how you got the 3-D look to your room. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog too {:-)

STAMPING SAM said...

Oh Carolyn, you and I are in the same boat! Wait till you see my card for this challenge (to be uploaded soon) There is only one thing to say, "Great minds think alike!" LOL LOL

Kristen said...

This challenge stumped me, your card is awesome! I love the 3D poop! What a funny way to say you are sorry.

Patti J said...

Ha! I love this!!! Great room, great dog, great card! You are just so much fun!!! Mine isn't finished yet. Working on a few minor details, like "making one"!!! lol

Piali said...

Awesome!!! You rocked this one.... I love PB stamps. What a clever way to use them. Only you can think of it...3-D poop,lol.love the way you used the flower. Great work.
Hugs
Piali.

Ann said...

TOO cute!!!!

lcg said...

Carolyn I love this
is difficult for me to make this challenge

Jeannie said...

OMG Carolyn!!!!! I cannot tell you how adorable this is - I luv, luv, luv everything about it, even the poopy!!!! It's absolutely perfecto!

Peace and Luv to you,
Jeannie

yyam said...

This is sooo cute Carolyn! You are so creative! I love that little pup! :)

Chrissy said...

That is the cutest card ever! I loooovve it.
Chrissy

Juls said...

such a gorgeous card! Love how you have made it look "indoors" love it!

Linby said...

what a fab card - totally original and clever. love how you made the room. reminds me of when my dog used to leave me presents!

linbyx