Saturday, May 14, 2011

K 'n K Designs Boxer Pup


Happy Saturday - it's my daughter's 11th birthday today!  I'd really like to turn back a few years because as she grows up we both get older.  We are celebrating all weekend, she had sleep over company last night and I'm sure there will be some video games to be played today.  Happy Birthday Jenny!

My card today was kind of a scary one for me, I so wanted this pup to look like Maxine our almost 6 month old boxer.  Her coat is a dark brindle and I'd never tried that before, I think it turned out pretty good, I'll post a picture of her below so you can judge for yourself.  
This is digital stamp set is a new release at K 'n K Designs today!  I asked Katlyn if she'd ever drawn a boxer before and she said she'd give it a try.  I sent her some pictures of Maxine for her model and I think she did a fabulous job!  

Maxine on the card is colored with Copic markers T7, T5, E44, E43, E42, E41, YG67, YG63, YG61, YG11, BG0000.  The patterned paper is digital and I found it at Sassy Designs, it's called Paws 2.  The best part about finding the digital paper pack is it's on sale for 80 cents, I couldn't believe my good fortune so I felt free to go shopping and collected about 10 paper packs in all - score.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.

I hope you'll stop by Katlyn's K 'n K Designs store to have a look around, she has a free with purchase set this month. 

I also have a "Scrap Card" that I C.A.S.E.d from Andrea Walford, she did a tutorial on how to use your designer paper scraps on her blog.  I thought it was a wonderful way to use up all of the digital papers I've been printing. 


Challenges:
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

14 comments:

jimlynn said...

Both are just great Jan and your coloring for Maxine is super!!! Looks just like her! Love that sentiment too....so cute.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.
Lynn

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fabulous image .. i love boxer dogs .. and you have coloured it so well and captured the makrings on their fur.
A wonderful sentiment too - so true
Lisa x

Shirley G said...

Jan, I think you did an awesome coloring job! Looks like the real cutie to me :)

K. Joy said...

I don't know how you did it, but your coloring on that boxer is AMAZING!! :) It looks so much like Maxine's coat! Love the pictures of Maxine, too, she's so cute. :) That's a really cool scrap card, too - clean and simple, but the perfect note card!! Thanks so much for making a card with the set!!! :)

Nancy M said...

WOW!! Great job on coloring her coat; what a challenge!! Happy Birthday, Jenny!!

kare said...

Happy Birthday to you Both!

Does not seem like 11 years could possibly have passed does it?

Oh, that Maxine IS adorable...if we had room we'd get Abb's a boxer pup for a little buddy!)

Your card turned out Super!

*Buzz

Tammy said...

This is such a cute card Jan and I LOVE your boxer!! She is so pretty!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring Jan....perfect.
Maxine is a gorgeous dog..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love this image and you made it look just like Maxine ... you go girl! And Maxine is just like Charmin' bath tissue ...you just want to squeeze her ... she is the prettiest boxer's I have seen in sooooo long (I know that I keep saying that, but it's just so darn true).

ThePurplePlace said...

Our family dog growing up was part boxer and I just LOVED him so much! We have friends that now have a boxer (Tyson) and he's also a wonderful dog.

I think Maxine is adorable and your 'Brindle' coloring is just perfect!!

You rocked these cards and she is one very special dog!! Brings back fond memories for me!!

Hugs,
Lis

papertrails leaver said...

oh my goodness this is the cutest card! I love the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

Shannon White said...

Oh my Gosh! Jan they are both SOOO CUTE!! But I just love the stamp K& K made inspired by your Maxine! Sooo precious!! You colored her up just fabulously! 8-)

Hugs!
-Shannon

laney said...

Fabulous card hun!!!sooo cute
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again
hugs
laney

Jane H said...

Oh my I love your boxer girl I've had one boxer and my daughter had a guy and when he passed away she got a new little girl named zoe we love her to death. she's also a brindle :)

Oh and before I forget I love love your card!