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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Just Playin'..........

Good morning!

I thought I'd have a go at the Sheena Douglass Inkettes challenge of "backgrounds/silhouettes" - brilliant challenge and lots of fun.

I must confess, it was a complete "no brainer" for me for this one, I have two gorgeous Golden Retrievers, two brothers, Bobbi and Lucky who will be 3 years old next month and I just knew the Sheena stencil that was going to be used here!

For those of you who have never met them - say "hello" to Bobbi and Lucky!

So, coming back to the project in hand! - I started by creating my background with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.  I shaped the mount of a hill and lifted the sun/moon out using water and blotting with tissue.  The clouds were formed by moving the ink around with water and also blotting.

To get the effect of the rolling hill, I again used water and a paint brush to give me that effect, wavering with the brush to give me the look of grass a little bit.

I then stamped the trees, stencilled the leaves hanging down to draw you in and stamped the meadow flowers at the front.  I just felt that the front of the picture needed another something to draw you in and so, I stamped the butterfly on to black card, heat embossed with black embossing powder and then cut around and cut in to the butterfly with a craft knife too.

"My boys" were highlighted with a white pen to show the light coming off of that sun/moon and the sentiment stamped.

All stamps and stencils used are by Sheena Douglass.

I can't help but smile when I see this finished card, every time that I look at it sitting there in my craft room at the moment just brings joy to my mind, my boys are beautiful, loving, caring and devoted companions to all of our family and we love them so much!!!

I dedicate this blog post to "My Boys" xxxxxxx

Thanks for stopping by today, hope this has made you smile, perhaps not as much as me but believe me, this is how they play together each and every day........
Leanne xx

I will be entering this in to the Sheena Douglass Inky Inkettes challenge of backgrounds/silhouettes:


  1. A fabulous card Leanne with such a great depth of colour. The dogs look so playful together and the hill looks great too. It's a nice touch adding the butterfly and the perspective is superb. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. Wow Leanne, what a great card! Wonderful colours, images and the butterfly fits perfectly to.
    Hugs Carola