Br-r-ing on the dog food, bring on the bone. Bring on the barrel and roll me home
'Cause it's supper . . . Super duper suppertime.
Cooking meals at our house is a family production (thank goodness!) Everyone pitches in, including Mailey Dog and Pillow Pup. They supervise every move and guard the floor to make sure no crumbs go unattended. And, then, when you actually do feed them their supper – oh, it's a Snoopy "Suppertime" like production.
I'm a little late to the table, but not too late (and neither are you). Have you entered the challenge yet? It's so easy. I followed the recipe for our FTR4 Challenge from Jeanie's adorable card by using polka-dots, Kraft cardstock, October Afternoon paper, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, black ink, chalk ink for sponging, art sponges, circle and scallop die cuts, and stitched ribbon. I also used the same techniques of paper piecing, machine stitching and sponging with chalk inks.
If you've never used Prismacolor Pencils before, here are a couple of great tutorials, one from our very own Peggy Marsh. And, if you use your Prismacolor Pencils with Copic Markers, it's very important to remember to color with the markers first and save the pencils for last. The wax coating could damage your Copic marker nibs.
- Prismacolor pencils have the unique quality of being wax based, so with the right materials (Gamsol and some blending stumps), you can do some beautiful blending and shading. Peggy's tutorial will show you how: Coloring with Prismacolor Pencils. I watched her video when it came out in 2009 and it was life altering for a coloring fool like me.
- If you just want to use the Prismacolor pencils to color grass, like Jeanie and I did, Paula Williamson from Stamping Bella, made this video: Paula's Prisma Color Grass Tutorial.
- Cardstock – Studio Calico Kraft, Neenah, Stampin' Up! Basic Black
- Pattern Paper – October Afternoon's Detours Happy Homemaker
- Stamps – Eat Cake Graphics: 3005-D Sparky's a Big Dog and 8035-D Was That a Can Opener?
- Color Mediums – Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils (Kelp Green and Olive Green), Memento Tuxedo Black, Color Box Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown and Bisque)
- Tools – sewing machine; Stampin' Up! art sponges; Nestabilities circle and scallop die cuts
- Embellishments – Bargain bin stitched ribbon
- Techniques – Paper Piecing, Machine Stitching, Sponging with Chalk Inks and Coloring with Prismacolors/Gamsol
- Challenges – Jeanie's That's Krafty Thursday #46, Paper Play Challenges Layer it Up (from base to the tip of the puppy nose, there are 11 layers) and SSSC102 Sweet Sunday Sketch
You know I can't share a card with a dog in it without sharing some pictures of Mailey Dog and Pillow Pup.
Guarding the floor for crumbs as usual . . .