Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hog Wisdom

Cool backgrounds are all the rage in card crafting and that has inspired this week's challenge at DRS Designs.  I highly recommend you check out what the other design team members have come up with - there is even a background made with the end piece of some romaine lettuce!



I made my backgrounds by mixing up some watercolors, painting them on with a large flat brush and them dabbing them all over with a paper towel.  The base background was left plain after watercoloring, but on the image panel background, I stamped Rain Drop Background (1012H) and Interlocking Flower Background (813H).  I colored in my flowers with Alcohol Markers and added a little Leonard image (Leonard Pig's Dance of Joy  - 718D). The outside sentiment is Dancing in the Rain (392F) and inside it says May the Sun Shine Bright on You Today (417E) and I used another Leonard image and the left over pieces from the backgrounds on the front. 

Super fun challenge, hope you will join us!

Hugz


17 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Nancy, such a fun image and lovely background.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. Hi Nancy, I love this quote and it inspires me no matter how often I read it. I love your rainy background. Very pretty card and I am sorry that I have not been around. Just caught up with life.

    Lots of love,
    M

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  3. Dancing pigs. Too cool. Thanks for your lovely comment and the heads up on my win over at DRS. So happy to be this weeks lucky winner. Looking forward to playing along again soon. Hugz

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  4. Nancy, I love your background, you have created a fun and happy card.

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  5. Thank you Nancy for your comment on my blog!
    I love your card with Leonard!! Lovely watercolor bg too!

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  6. Glad to see you back, Nancy! Originally from Iowa, you know I'm head over heels in love with your adorable hog cards in this post and the last one!! I'm loving all the watercoloring in Blogland and I think you did a wonderful background with your paper towel smooshing!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Fantastic job with your background and I love that sentiment also. That is the cutest hog ever. Great card.

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  8. This is so cute, Nancy! I love those funny pigs and if a pig can be wise, this one surely is. Wonderful background, too!

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  9. Gorgeous card Nancy, I like the sweet image and the sentiment
    Kevin xx

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  10. Love the base background and also the one on the panel! Cute, cute - and pretty card!!! I just can't get the hang of the watercoloring but you have it down perfect.
    Lynn

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  11. Saw your card over at SCS and am dying to know what die you used to cut your top card shape? It's super cute!

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  12. Wonderful background you created and oh my goodness, what an adorable pig!

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  13. Well if that isn't the cutest little piggy singing in the rain!! Errr, make that squealing in the rain :)

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  14. so gorgeous nancy.a fabulous sentiment and i really love the cute pig ;D

    xx coops xx

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  15. Very cool card and background. Forgot to give congrats on your new team in my other comment. Glad to see you around again.

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  16. Love that sentiment. It is all about attitude and being thankful in all circumstances. Cute piggy too :)

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