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Monday, February 19, 2018

Merry Monday #278 - Photo Inspiration

Debbie offers a gorgeous photo to inspire us for Challenge #278 at Merry Monday this week.


Don't know about you but the sweet dog with his red collar really caught my eye! He seems to be looking up the stairs - wonder what he spies? I'm guessing the family cat :) Another thing I spotted is the brick wall out the right windowpane. So I included both of those on my card.... along with a wreath.

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio red; Poptone Black Licorce; 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Basic Grey Juniper Berry 6x6 pad
Stamps - Hero Arts CM204 Santa's Door Accessories and 
SB120 Wreath Stamp & Die Combo
Inky Antics Punny Christmas Pups
Embossing Folder - Taylored Expressions Subway Tiles
Silhouette Design ID #28561 Speech Bubbles by Sarah Hurley
Other - Foam Tape; 3M washi tape; Copic Markers, Wink of Stella (clear)
Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce, Pine Needles Distress Ink; 
Hero Arts Red Royal & Black; Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa

Well, I thought I had a brick embossing folder or stencil around here somewhere but couldn't find it. So I used the Taylored Expressions Subway Tiles which worked beautifully. I ran some black ink over top to emphasize the texture. Then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the little dog. Used the Silhouette to cut a speech bubble and mat for the sentiment. Die cut the wreath then stamped the layers using my MISTI. Stamped and fussy cut the bow, then colored with Copics. It's hard to see but I added Wink of Stella to the dog's hat.

Can't wait to see what inspires you about Debbie's photo! See Merry Monday for all the challenge details, inspiration from the Design Team and the link-up to add your card. Thanks for stopping!!

17 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your little pup and the sentiment are so cute - i never even saw the dog in the photo until i looked closely

Lin said...

What a sweet combination of elements, Linda! Love the wreath on the fireplace!

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a cute punky holiday card and perfect for the challenge! Great job!

Jean said...

What a fun take on the inspiration photo!

Cat Craig said...

Totally adorable Linda.

Rosemary said...

your card is simply fabulous, linda!!! I really hope they make you a permanent part of the team soon!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Super cute Linda! Loving that pups! Maybe he is looking for Santa :)

Leanne said...

Great job, love the fireplace brick, and the color is perfect, funny sentiment, awesome card! Cheers, L :)

Kim Heggins said...

Just adorable...love your sweet puppy and wonderful sentiment.

Greta said...

Super cute, Linda! I love that adorable doggy!

Marcia HIll said...

Such a FUN card Linda! Love your sweet little pup against the brick wall and all the other details too! Cute, CUTE card!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful detail and embossing texture!!!! FAB sweet pup!

Linda said...

Linda, sweet little dog and lovely wreath on the brick wall. Lovely card.
Hope you are having a great week.

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,
So adorable with the cute pup... I can hear him hawl-ing... love the patterned paper as well.

JoAnn said...

Love your pup and the brick wall was a great idea. I had not even seen it. Have a great weekend.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card, I love all the details and the brick wall is fantastic.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a super sweet card Linda! Love that cute doggie! Such a lovely little scene you have created! Have a lovely day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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