Tuesday is color challenge day on SCS and today we had a great combination to play with.  Bashful Blue, Celery and Basic Gray.  I thought of my brand new dog and dog house images from Rubbernecker Stamp Company and decided to go for a doggy holiday scene.  I stamped my dog image and masked so I could stamp the dog house and trees around him.  I painted the house and dog images with re inkers and the trees in celery.  I used my artist pen to draw little lights around the opening of the dog house, painted with re inkers and then sponged over each with a dauber filled with banana.  It isn’t my finest sketching moment but I still like the look of the festive brightness. I took a dry brush and filled in the trees by brushing directly over the ink pad and then using a stippling motion on the trees.  It is just a soft touch to fill in the tree for texture.  I used a sponge to add bashful blue to the sky area. I painted on white craft ink with a small brush to create the snow and the icicles on the dog house and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I used a sponge dauber to apply white craft ink for the snow on the ground area and also for the falling snow and embossed again with white embossing powder.  I added Diamond Glaze and Dazzling Diamond to the lights for sparkle and a little glitter glue on the doggy mustache, tail and feet.  I loved the little oval tag using the sentiment "Joy" as this dog is so happy looking and playful.  This was a fun challenge and I loved having the opportunity to use my new stamps.


Stamps: Rubbernecker Holiday Collection, Animals

Paper:  Blue, Watercolor

Ink:  Black Brilliance, Re inkers-Celery, Gray, Blue, White Craft

Accessories:  Oval Punches, Dazzling Diamond, Diamond Glaze, Glitter Glue, Grosgrain, Sponges, Daubers, Watercolor Brushes