Saturday 9 November 2013

A Helping...Hand... yeah, right! Dynamic Duos #78

Time for a "Subtly Yours" color combo from the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge:

 These soft colours called for a more whimsical card this week. Luckily, there is lots of inspiration at home...
Yes, he's been known to help himself to socks and other unmentionables... He gets his own stocking at Christmas, though. Kinda like this:

 I took a class last week from Krista Schneider, on using Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils. Lots of fun! Here, the stamped image is coloured with pencils, then softened with a Dove blender, then further details added with the pencils again. The snap-shot frame and sentiment come from Lil'Inker Designs. That sock stamp is from Paper Smooches, coloured to match the card.

Now that you've admired that card, here's the reject! I tried to make a snow-globe using Flower Soft, but it was an epic fail... I do like the look of the pencils on a coloured background paper, though.
Here's the deets on how to play:

The challenge ends on Thursdays at Noon (PDT).  Just a few rules to keep things fun and fair!
  1. Any project is welcome...paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts...
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
  3. Combine us with as many other challenges as you would like, except other colour challenges.
  4. Please add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us.
  5. Any offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted respectively. 

  Would love to see you take the challenge this week!
 Happy Crafting!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Kraft, Olive, Colonial White + Pear and Partidge PP (CTMH)
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Derwent Inktense water colour pencils
Instant Camera Die & Stamp set:  Lil'Inker
All Yule Need stamp set: Paper Smooches
Wood-grain washi tape: Paper Wishes
Uniball Gel pen in gold
Ranger Liquid Pearls in gold
Ribbon: CTMH
Jingle bell: Michael's 


  1. OMG! This card is sooo cute! Love everything about it (and your puppy)! It is so warm and inviting! I love the coloring, details and 3D of it...awesome! Looking forward to working with you on DD's! :)

  2. Oh, love your inspiration at home- so cute as well as this wonderful card!! Love the dog with the stocking and your coloring is terrific!! I do not think the snowglobe is a failure- it looks great! Love being on a Design Team with you and look forward to seeing your creations! Hope you have a terrific week and give your "puppy" a hug from me :-)

  3. Oh wow! I love these, even the reject, your coloring is great and I love the polaroid and little bell on the first one!

  4. This is so cute. I love how he looks like he is carrying the stocking. Great job!

  5. I love your card and how you added the stocking to the doggy's mouth! Your reject isn't so bad....I like the snow globe idea.

  6. This is adorable! I love all of the unexpected details, like the stitching lines on the snapshot and the jingle bell.

  7. Your card is so adorable. Love the cute image with the stocking in his mouth. Your little jingle bells are a great touch.

  8. Love how the stocking overhangs the frame and your colouring is great! Fun that you had a class at Heather's... I read through the link that Heather is retiring! :(

  9. How could you say no to that face?!--too cute to really be in trouble! Love your darling card, too!


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