FTR4 Suppertime for the Big Dogs

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.
        ~ Snoopy

Big Dog

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 . . .


Sweet Comments

  1. omg-   I am OFF to get these 2 images…how in the world did I miss them?? Awesome card and I love your two pups Linda

  2. Super duper cute card Linda! Love it…so fun and happy!  I wish I could combine pattern paper like this :) !!! Hugs ~S~ 

  3. cardsister says:

    I love dogs and LOVE your card!  The colors just pop right off the page (so to speak)! So beautiful!

  4. Accccck!  Oh Linda, this is just TOO MUCH!  I LOVE absolutely EVERYTHING about it!!  Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge!  {{hen hugs}}}

  5. How cute is this card!? Oh, I just love love that sentiment. It is too cute for words!

  6. Linda this is adorable.. I love all the layers.  Your card turned out great.. What special pets you have also.  They look so happy.  Great creations.

  7. Eleven layers… wow….. amazing card.  Love it.
    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our Layer it Up Challenge. ♥

  8. Oh my, your card is fantastic. Love the layers and the colors that you chose. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

  9. Beautiful card, loving all the layers and stitching.  Wonderful card.

  10. This is absolutely adorable!!!

  11. Love your card! That little pup is sooooo cute! The sketch is awesome. I'll have to try it.
     I like your big pups, too.
    I have a crumb guard also…when we went on vacation in Nov my mom dog sat
    our black lab/mastiff mix and when we got home my mom kept her for a few extra days
    and when I was cooking there was no one to clean up the stuff that fell and I had to
    get the broom out….I didn't realize what a good job she did keeping the kitchen floor
    clean until she wasn't there to do it. :)  Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments.

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