Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pug Love!

I'm a sucker for a cute animal image and look at this little guy! He's one of Mo Manning's digital images called Pug Love. The link to Mo's store is on my sidebar. The image is $3.00. We also have a DT blog where you can see some other examples of Mo's recent images used on cards.I have Riding Hood Red, the regular SU Red, Real Red and Poppy Red. None of them is quite right. So I went with a Kraft card and cream borders. The scalloped circle is Real Red sponged in Walnut distress ink.
The pug is colored with copic markers and then cut from the circle nestability. I leave it in the die and use my dry stencil brush on an ink pad then brush onto the circle. This one is PTI's Aqua Mist then a touch of River Rock (SU retired) to dirty it up a bit. I swirl my stencil brush on the ink pad, then on scrap paper to remove the heaviest of the ink, then go to my project. It takes a few times because you are building the color slowly and softly.
The copics I used are:
E30, E42, E53, E33, E55, E25, E29 and E49 (The darker ones are to give his expressive eyes depth not for the dog's body.
W3, W5, W7 for the black on the face, C7 for his nose
R20 and R30 for the heart and a touch on the cheeks.
Well, it's bedtime for me!
See you soon, I hope! Thanks so much for visiting!


Kylie said...

so adorable! Love mo's images. Your colouring is amazing. You almost make the pug look real. Great card.

Kylie ox

Juls said...

awhhhh!!! this is just so GORGEOUS!! Hugs Juls

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, I just want to scoop that little guy up & give him a hug! What a cute card - as usual love your colour selection - your ability to pick colours amazes me. Hope you have a great day, Nancy

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness - this little pug is just so cute holding the lacey valentine - adorable card Cheryl!

Shirley N said...

I love your layout, DP, ribbon and how you colored your image. Gorgeous!

Heidi Walczak said...

Awe - very cute!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

leenda said...

Melts my heart!! Beautiful coloring! This is the first time I've seen this image come to life! Great job!

Pam said...

Cheryl, Hi girl. I hope your New Year is off to a fabulous start. I love your Pug card. Mo is amazing. Your coloring really showed this image off at it's best. too cute.

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Lisa Kind said...

I'm a sucker for these cute dog images too! I may have to get this one! So cute! Love your layout and that ribbon looks fabulous! Great card, Cheryl!

Candy said...

Oh isn't he cute! Aren't Mo's images just the best??
Thank you, Cheryl, for explaining how you work with your brush.
Hugs, Candy


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