Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fun With Sailboats and Puppies

DRS Designs has some new fun stamps so I played with them this week (they are available in the store in a few days).

My first card is made with the new sailboat, island scene, and ruler stamps.  I also used the Big Mouth Bass, You are my Sunshine, and Wood grain background images.  I was going for a Tim Holtz look on this one so I sponged and sprayed and stenciled the card and fish. I entered this one in the SCS Inspiration Challenge (the Tim Holtz inspiration from two weeks ago) and this week's color challenge.  I love all these images (new and old)!  After did the card, I realized I had stamped the woodgrain so lightly that it looked like rain so I will be doing this again with a rain sentiment.  Fun!!!

Today starts the new weekly challenge at DRS Designs and the theme is Creative Piercing.  I used the new Congrats on your Pet sentiment (not sure what it will be called in the store) and the fun Doggie Dilemma Dog with Fence image with is already available. The fence didn't go all the way to the edges of my paper so I finished them out with a Micron Pen.  Then I drew some weeds and creatively pierced around them so I could draw in some zig zags.  I sponged in a little path and pierced the edges of it too.  Then I did some piercings in two of the corners.  I was trying to sponge this whole thing but couldn't do the fence or dog so I water colored them and put in some white highlights with a gel pen. I am still in my aversion to coloring mood - hope it passes soon!

Hope you will join in the DRS Designs Creative Piercing Challenge - we would love to see your ideas.



  1. You have done some great channeling here, Nancy!! such a rustic look with the paper, adding the stenciling and sponging your colors in from the edge to give it a very masculine look! Looks like that fish (whale) is about to swallow up the boat - are the rulers to measure how big your fish is??? LOL

    Now this new puppy is something else!! Make me chuckle out loud, seeing him ready to trot thru the fence opening with his retrieved big fetch it stick!! The piercing really brings out the path, and the zig zags on the "weeds" look so cool! Great job, sending hugz!

  2. Two fabulous cards Nancy, I will have to try your trick with the woodgrain stamp, it does make perfect rain doesn't it.
    Your second card is brilliant, I love the way you have created the fence and your fun image is perfect.

  3. It's great to see you posting again, and I love the first card with it's artsy look and the fish appearing to be drinking the rainwater! LOL The 2nd card is just too much fun with that sweet pooch thinking much larger than he can handle! :)

  4. Gorgeous sailboat card! Love the bg you created. The image with the dog just had me grinning from ear to ear - I remember a girlfriend and myself doing a skit where we wore full football outfits - shoulder pads and all - and before we went out she decided to go pee and when entering the stall forgot about the shoulder pads hit the sides and before she knew it was sitting on the floor wondering what happened. Heck, I almost peed my pants after watching the whole thing and her second attempt at entering the stall was much more successful LOL

  5. These are both really pretty! I love the blues and the boat image. <3

  6. These are brilliant Nancy! I love your rain! It's inspired!
    Dawn xx