Monday, May 7, 2012

So Special To Me...

I love it when a plan comes together! 
Again I've stuck to my usual not conforming to spacial restraints and this card is yet another that won't fit in a standard envelope, but isn't it just too fun? 

The first thing I did was color this little Puppy and Her Bone from Karen's Doodles in copics, then I assembled all the elements surrounding it.  I decided newspaper was a must (a necessity for toilet training). I recently found an old 1938 book of sheet music in a flea market, and while flipping through it, noticed this song, "Oh! Dem Golden Slippers" (excellent chew toy) as well as the menu sheet; which I placed onto Word and typed in various main courses that appeal to a dog.  The 'What Can I Do?' book cover is a free download from Two Crazy Crafters and it just has 'I'm up to no good' written all over it.
The ribbon is made from Twill Tape that I stamped paw prints on with DI.  If you look closely inside the bow, you'll see a dog bone.  I actually dragged out the Sculpey Oven Bake Clay and shaped a bone, baked it for 15 minutes and painted it with DI as well.  The little tag was added at the bottom to summarize the theme that we have going on over at Karen's Doodles, which is Something For Mom.  My mother is a huge animal lover and despite what those loveable little critters do to house and home and all contents within, she loves and adores them to pieces. So I thought this would be so fitting to make for her. She also collects vintage books, toys and whatnots from days past, so the marriage of the two on this card is perfect.
Hope you've enjoyed your little visit here and thank you for coming by to check out this card.  I appreciate your kind words and encouragement and I'm always happy to take pointers and advice.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

25 comments:

franzesjoi said...

gorgeous card!!! love the image --stunning!!!! :)

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

You've certainly gone to town on this one Lisa - looks fabulous & I love that bone! I was given some sculpey a while ago and not even gotten to it yet - will have to give it go now!

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, love how this goes over the edge and so many layers. Your mum will love it.
Hugs Sue W.

Alyce said...

Wow Lisa all of the techniques that you used are great! Can't believe you even fashioned a bone! That is awesome! I love all of the ephemera and the beautiful layout :)

Michelle said...

Fantastic card Lisa! You totally master this eclectic style.

That puppy is just so darn cute!!

Michelle :o)

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

A beautiful card Lisa and so well thought out. I'm sure your Mum will treasure it :) Love the dog bone and the stamped paw prints. Sarah xx

Samantha said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww! super cute card hunny love it! love the music background too! :0)

Lisa Jane said...

oh that doggy is just tooo cute .. i love his little face .. and i must have gone to the same school as you - none of my cards fit in the envelopes either !
Lisa x

Jane said...

Hi Lisa, I loved your visit to my blog and had to come over to say hi. What a fab card you have made with so much detail. I love the Sculpy bone too. What a find that music was too.
Have a great week,
Jane x

Cathy Lee said...

Oh, how adorable is that, Lisa? I love this card. Such a sweet image and awesome coloring. Love the background papers and elements you used and darling ribbon. This is so original. I know how it goes when you make a card that needs a special envelope. I make my own but it just costs more in the post. Any animal lover would enjoy this one.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Anita Houston said...

The cards that don't fit into standard envelopes are the best!!! This is absolutely adorable...love love love all these beautiful layers!!!

Irene said...

A brilliant card Lisa.
Thank you for your cmment on my blog.
irene
xxxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, Hello my friend... I'm so happy to be back. My computer had crashed and I have not been able to stop by anyone, so I have missed all my friends. I sure felt lost we sure do depend on that a lot I enen had to miss some challenges so I'm so happy to be back. Your card is awesome your puppy is adorable and great layout it is just a fun card. I know what you mean when you say it will not fit in an envelope I have that problem also. Your Mom is just going to love her card it is the cutest.
Hugsxxx

Debbie said...

What a truly fabulous card Lisa. I love all the wonderful details.
Debbie x

Shelby said...

Another wow design girl! Love love your creativity, if I haven't mentioned it before...I think I'm beginning to sound like a broken record.

Shelby

Chrissy said...

Oh! Lisa...this is wonderful, what a cute wee dog and gorgeous colouring, love the over the top details...I must do more...fabulous card...

Luv CHRISSYxx

angelwhispers said...

Lisa this is just adorable by the sound of your Mum so perfect! Love the cute doggie and all the vintage detail I just love how your ideas are so unique and so you! Chanelle xx

Mitra Pratt said...

ADORABLE!!!! The twill tape makes me happy...especially since the foot prints are on there and not my floor! It IS MUD season in NY!

Jeanne J said...

Lisa, Your puppy is so sweet - your coloring is beautiful. You're mom is going to love this! Sounds like she has a few little stinkers too! I caught mine burying food in her blanket today!

Lisa S. said...

Awwww, what a sweet wittle puppy. I love this card! Your love of nostalgia really shines here and goes so well with the new blog background. A winner in my book and who needs envelopes, right? ;)
Awesome coloring on your image!
Hugs,
L1

Tracy said...

There you go again gathering those bits and pieces from all over to combine into one totally adorable and completely themed card. Bet your mom gets a real kick out of this one. You rock girl! Hugs!

Stamping Shanni said...

Perfect card Lisa - so soulful!
Stamping Shanni

Margaret said...

Love all of the background details on this card! Slippers and newspaper? Perfect!! And how cute is that puppy! The clay bone just adds the perfect touch! I'm just hoping you don't have to mail this one!!

nico's workshop said...

I LOVE THIS CARD ITS SO UNIQUE XX

Sandy said...

You are so clever - the news paper made me laugh (you must be experienced with house breaking). I love everything about it Lisa and weren't you lucky to find this sheet music. You are too darn clever and now I guess I must bow to you - I knew your bowing to me would not last long!!!!!!!
sandy