Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whipper Snapper Sweet Sniffs of Spring

I'm so happy I was able to get this card made up and posted for today's Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!  I've been feeling a little behind on my craftiness lately -

First things first, I have to thank Cindy for sending me a wonderful gift of stamped images recently.
I picked out this Whipper Snapper Sweet Sniffs of Spring stamped image to color for the OWH MWT challenge, our theme is a color challenge and the colors are Green, Blue & Kraft/Tan.

I colored this cute pup with Copic markers B0000, B12, B14, B16, YG25, YG23, YG01, N7, N5, N3, E44, E43, E42, E41.  The background is also done with Copic markers the grass being the YG colors and B0000 for the cloudy sky.  I tired following the Mojo Monday sketch #228 but it turned out to be mostly "inspirational".  

Luckily I can try it again and maybe get a little closer to the sketch above.

I also used a Quickutz sun die that I've had forever, Spellbinders Labels 4 and two Cuttlebug embossing folders.  My cardstock colors are Via Vellum Basic Black & Leaf Green & Cyan, Neenah Solar White and I'm not sure if the tan is Neenah Desert Sand or not. 

I hope you have time this week to play in our color challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Color Challenge
Ladybug Crafts - Spring is in the Air
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frog - Die Cuts
Inky Impressions - Punches & Dies


AllisonG said...

Love your card, especially that cute lil' sun die cut.

Cindy's Card Co said...

I snuck in before you posted this. I LOVE it!! The sun makes such a difference on the card. We'll get Whipper involved with OWH yet!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fantastic card. That image is just too cute, I love the dog. TFS.

Donna said...

Jan, This is an adorable image and your coloring and design are fabulous. I also love the sun die cut. Blessings to you and hope things are going well.

Jen M said...

Jan, this is so sweet! i'm loving that embossed background and the cute little sun!

Rene said...

This is SO cute!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
Rene :D

Claire said...

Fab card - the dog is adorable! Hugs, Claire x

Lee Mae said...

Jan, I love this image! He is just so doggone cute! :) I also adore that sun die cut. It really works great as an accent. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
~Lee Mae
Operation Write Home
MWT Assistant (to you!)

ThePurplePlace said... always ! I have not seen you in awhile and had been thinking of you and hoping you are doing well!

I was happy to see your card today and that reminded me to stop by and visit your blog! I'm SOOOO impressed that you sent over 500 cards to OWH last year! WOW!! That is ONE Huge accomplishment.

I am hoping to get up to 150 this year, which is a LOT for me and so far, I'm at 55, so hoping for lots of good health days and time to create!!

Great to see you ---

Joey said...

Jan this is fantastic, love the bold bright colours, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

Kerry said...

Your card is so cute. Love the blue & green colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Lynne Forsythe said... love love your ADORABLE card!!

thanks bunches for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Sybrina K said...


This is adorable -- and your coloring is amazing!

Love the colors -- and the way your use of black is perfect background for letting the colors pop!

Cynthia T said...

That puppy is so darn cute! And the colors work together perfectly :)

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Jan -- love the doggie -- very cute. Your coloring is fantastic. I live how you embossed the different layers too. Great card.

Sarah said...

LOVE this so much. The image is great and I am in love with your amazing coloring!

Billie A said...

How cute is that doggie. I saw your card on MIM. I am going to become a follower and would love for your to visit my blog. I think your site is awesome. Glad I saw your card on MIM


Tracy said...

Your images are always a joy to see Jan. :-) Lovely coloring and a really cute design. Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!
GD Inkette

Anne said...

Cute as a button, such a bright, cheery card.
Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions and good luck
Anne x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a cheerful card and I love the image! I saw your card on MIM too! I love the embossing also...

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the detail on the doggy - great job!

Linda said...

Sweet card...the sun is the perfect accent! TFS!!!

1CardCreator said...

This is so cute! So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 23)

Unknown said...

Oh my what a cutie! I love that little dog, and your coloring is so pretty. I know what you mean about being behind on craftiness. I am way behind this week!

Unknown said...

Hi Jan honey - this is simply adorable - thanks for sharing at Inky Impressions xx