Monday, April 9, 2012

Man’s Best Friend…

TLCdog blk

From my earliest memories there has always been a dog involved! And I can’t imagine life without one! At the moment…. we have 3!

Dodge 4-12

This is Dodge, our oldest, I think this Fall he’ll be 15 or 16! He’s still spry although his hearing is starting to go… he also has ‘selective hearing’ just like an old man! He’s a Collie/Australian Shepherd and loves everybody!

Jack 4-12

This is Jack, a Boxer/Jack Russell mix. A sweetheart who sounds tough, but wouldn’t hurt a fly! He enjoys chasing the llamas, and they put up with him!
He’s about 5 I think.


Bandit 4-12

And, Bandit, a Shih Tzu, who at this stage before he gets groomed (which is tomorrow) gets called Scruffy! Dumb as a box of rocks, but as loving as they come! I think he’s 6 this year.

This is all leading up to a card believe it or not! LOL!

TLC372 More Than Himself

And, yes, we had a Beagle at one time too, Mr. Miyagi. {can you guess what movie we’d just seen when we got him as a puppy?!}

This is from ODBD, Dog Sympathy…but this card isn’t for a sympathy card, it’s going to a friend before his surgery “from his dog” with love!

It’s colored with Copics, the clouds are sponged with my  homemade cardboard template. I added a couple butterflies from Flower Soft’s Die Cut Dimensions, Butterflies.

The card was also done for the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast, Faux Dry Embossing. You can see a tutorial here.

TLCdog clsup

I used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares

I took a couple pictures while outside this morning… the apple tree is just loaded and I’m hoping the night temps don’t hurt the Fall crop!

appleblossoms 4-12a

appleblossoms 4-12b

Try the technique, it’s a fun one
with oodles of possibilities!

Thanks for stopping!



Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous and handsome fur babies....fab sentiment AND stunning floral photos....AND LOVE your animated banner decor...fabbo

Cathy said...

Dawn, we love our dogs, but I had to giggle at your "dumb as box of rocks' comment. I have had a loved a couple of those LOL beautiful cards.

Anonymous said... the photos of your dogs. I miss having one around (we always owned beagles).

Love the card and photographs.


Anonymous said...

Love the card and "meeting" your dogs. I miss having one around (we always owned beagles).

Your photos are gorgeous!


Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful card Dawn-love your coloring skills-I enjoyed reading about your dogs-we dont have one but I love them