best birthday pup...

Hello my fabulous friends!

I don't know about you, but I do a LOT of coloring... Sometimes I color because I have to for work, sometimes it's for the enjoyment (therapy), but often, it's just to practice and learn... 

Not everything I color actually ends up being made into something....  I have a box full of colored images with their color notes and product lists clipped to them with no idea if they will ever become anything more... And that's ok.  

Then I have a pile of special images that I have colored, that I know I will turn into cards... 
This was one of those images... I couldn't turn it into a card right away, but I knew I would when I was ready....

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Bazzill
Stamps: Polkadoodles Scruff Birthday; Super Sentiments
Ink: Inkon3 Fadeout*, Blackout*; Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Dog- 075, 096, 902, 069
Blue- 038
Flame- 055, 050, 061
Crown-  061
Green-  053, 046
Frosting- 068 
Red- 260
Ground- 093
Dies: Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangles
Stencil: La-La Land Crafts So Many Dots*
Other: gold acrylic paint

I absolutely adore this cute guy!!! I ordered the stamp a while ago, and it sat waiting for me to have a chance to ink it up between all the other projects that needed to get done... Then, a month ago, one of our dogs took a bad turn... she had a stroke, and a seizure... and we had to put her down.
 My heart broke..
 When I sat down at my desk that day, I remembered I had this stamp... I pulled it out, inked it up, and as I colored it, I remembering the good times with my dog, and it helped ease the pain a bit... 

Art can be amazingly therapeutic!

I wanted to keep this card fairly simple, but I was having trouble finding any patterned paper that matched in my (ridiculously large) stash... So I found some gorgeous dark blue paper, and a polkadot stencil, and used some metallic gold acrylic paint to make my own custom paper. 

 I really need to start using my stencils more often!
See you soon!

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  1. Aww Kassi so sorry to read about your furbaby, my heart breaks for you and I'm honoured that you coloured up this image in his memory *wails*. Your colouring is mind-blowing, thankyou for making this image sing, I absolutely love and adore the way you coloured him up. Big hugs lovely xxxx N x


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