Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dawson Dog, Prismacolor Pencils

Aloha everyone,

It's definitely the hot and muggy "dog days of summer," at least over here. So happy to get this new stamp set inked up. The little fluffy dog reminds me of our sweet fur baby Dawson. He passed away 18 months ago and I really miss him. He would follow me everywhere :)

I can't remember the last time I used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. They were within reach and they are fun to use. I left parts of the puppy image white and just used a pale warm gray to add shading around the fluffy fur. The image is embossed with White EP and is being entered into the Avery Elle I♥U Challenge #27, "To Emboss"

For this challenge you can heat emboss, dry emboss, any kind of emboss. I just used heat embossing and tried to keep the card on the simple side because I have an annoying habit of adding way too much lol. The inside of the card reads "You're Dog-Gone Awesome!" with a 2 mm strip of the same polka dot pattern paper down one side of white panel.

Card Recipe--

Stamp Set: Avery Elle "Furry Friends"
Embossing Powders: "White by Wow" for the dog, and "Liquid Platinum by Ranger" for the dog's red ball and the sentiment "Woof" tag
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, blended with Gamsol
MFT cloud and tag dies
Cardstock GKD "Red Velvet" and Neenah Solar White 80#
Pattern Paper from "Simple Stories" "Snap" pad
Red & White Twine by Lawn Fawn
Iridescent Sequin Stars by "Lucy and Cards," color "Phosphorescence"
Little Red Rhinestone, adhesive foam, Scor Tape, Memento "Summer Sky" cloud edges
Wink of Stella (on the clouds), Black Pigma Marker for eyes and nose

Thank you for stopping by, for leaving some love,
for all your encouragement. 
Please cuddle your fur babies for me ♥


  1. Oh what a sweet little baby! Love your card, the colors, the background, the placement of the focal image--he is super adorable! May you always have your memories to comfort you! xo~

  2. I love it. So sweet and beautiful in the white. You are an amazing colored pencil artist. I have not used mine for ages either. Such a shame as it is a fantastic thing to use on cards and projects.

  3. Oh what an adorable cutie! And what a sweet tribute to little Dawson Dog! Inspires me to get my colored pencils and gamsol out which I haven't used in ages.

  4. AWWWW!! So Sweet!! The embossed outline makes him look like a "doggie angel".

  5. Soo cute Rosie. Love the image and your scenery. I pulled out my pencils a few days ago too. Fun!

  6. Rosy you are so very talented! this card is adorable!... so cheerful! You are such an inspiration! Now I shall go pull out my dusty pencils! hugssssss!!!

  7. Cute card! Your colored pencil coloring look wonderful. I have been coloring with my pencils lately. It is very relaxing.

  8. Oh my gosh, you have so done this sweet image justice!!! He looks like he could jump right off the page. I love how you have used white embossing for his fur, it just makes him pop!! And your coloring is fantastic, as is your layout. Those clouds with the little stars are the perfect final touch. Really, really adorable card!!! And thanks for inspiring me to haul out my Prismas, haven't used them in ages!!

  9. How cute Rosy Have never used Gamsol, but sure do have pencils :) You are more courageous than myself, Hugz

  10. Oh, he is adorable!! Looks just like Dawson, too! Love the balance of the clouds and sentiment. Great card! Sending hugs, as we both miss our fur-babies.

  11. So darn cute. It looks like an angel glow. What a sweet way to remember him. I have had gamsol for several yrs and never used. Never made a project eith pencils yet. I signed up for a pencil class yesterday with Kit & Clowder. I will watch the videos before I ever start using them.

  12. If this isn't the cutest little image I have ever seen! Great card Rosy!!!

  13. Awww . . . I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet puppy. What a lovely tribute to him! This is absolutely darling - love the coloring technique! Thanks so much for playing with the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

  14. I'm so sorry for Your loss of best friend. Can't imagine my world without my Nika :( And this card is so pretty, love the coloring and everything about this card!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!