I wish I had a fun and exciting and exotic pet that I could dazzle you all with this month, but alas, we are just a plain old DOG loving family! We've had our share of hamsters (in fact, Peanut looked a lot like Hammy...maybe they're like 537,000,000,000,000,000th cousins??), turtles, birds (we had two Cockatiels...Lulu was our first and I killed him. We didn't know she was a he until after we'd named him. But anyway, I cleaned my oven and asphyxiated him...I mean, who knew?!! I felt awful and cried for days!! Then came Pearl and Pearl didn't like anyone but my husband...she was a MEAN bird but I still cried when she got sick and the specialized vet all the way over in Timbuktu said she needed to be put down!), and then finally came the dogs. Brinkley was our first and he's 13 years old now and still the love of our lives. Then came Daisy who is really our middle daughters dog, but when she moved out, she didn't want her anymore, so guess who ended up with her?! Brinkley is a Cockapoo and Daisy is part goat/part cat. Actually the vet says part Brittany Spaniel and part something...who knows?!
So anyway, on to the cards!
I wasn't specifically trying to make a black & white card here...more trying to convey a "DIRT-y" card! It is still the season of snow and mud here in Michigan, so Daisy who is almost all white, usually comes in looking quite gray, hence the coloring for this card! I started with MFT's Cloud stencil and used Smoky Slate ink to create most of my background. Next I added a PTI fence die cut that I embossed with a hardwood ef, and then stamped some grass from PTI's Daydreamer stamp set on both sides and then a small dotted SU! stamp in the center to look like dirt that had been dug up. I also added some dirt to the center pup that looks like she's trying to dig her way from under the fence! The sentiment is also from PTI's Lucky Dog.
My 2nd card uses the same pup, but I colored him in with my Copics and had him leaning out of the window where he is throwing his bones down. Thought this would make a cute "Thinking of You" card!
And because you stuck with me this long, you at least deserve to see a picture of the 2 trouble makers that live with us!
They're patiently (well ok, maybe not patiently) waiting for me to open the slider and give them a treat for being such good dogs...which neither of them really are but we still say they are and spoil them terribly! Yes, they are both LOVED very much!! :0)
This challenge is open till the 24th, so check out the FABULOUS cards from the DT and all the great cards already in the gallery, and then play along. You can check it all out right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!