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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CAS Chihuahua

This little chihuahua called Spike lives over at Mo's Digital Pencil. My sister's got a chihuahua, and that  was my primary motivation for getting this digi. But her dog's name is Emma, so I needed to make Spike look a bit more feminine, hence the pink background and the bling on the collar. I colored the image with Promarkers and fussy cut it.
If you're not familiar with chihuahuas just take a look at the program "Dog Whisperer". As Cesar Millan says: "And we're changing the world, one chihuahua at the time". Emma is totally adorable but sometimes quite a little monster too, and that's why I chose this sentiment, from a set of Whimsy stamps. I stamped with black ink on kraft paper, which I tore.
I used  a black pen to make the doodle lines - it's a technique I haven't used much myself, but I like the effect of it on others cards, so wanted to give it a go. I also used kraft paper for the card base and the panel for the circle - I think kraft and pink is a lovely color combination, but I rarely use pink, so I had to seize this opportunity! The pink paper for the circle is heat embossed with white embossing powder, using a brick wall stamp from Magnolia. It doesn't serve any other purpose than for me trying to reduce my scrap pile a bit, I made it for another card but ended up not using it then...


This card is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - August Sketch, CAS
2) Sweet Stampin - Going Krafty
3) SweetStamps - #130 Bling
4) LEJ Designs - #66 Furry Friends
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

39 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this and yes we should explore our wild side more lol.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kim Y. said...

Cute! I saw this on MIM! Good luck!

Marlies said...

Ahhh such a cute card! Beatiful made, a lovely design that goes perfect with the stylish little dog. hugs, Marlies

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Pai. I love the image, fabulous sentiment and your doodled frame looks brilliant - I always struggle with them!
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous sweetie. I am sure your sister will love it. Great finish with the doodling.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Laine said...

Another beauty Pia. Love this, such clever design detail.
Laine
xx

Lau W said...

Oh cuuute ! Love this image ! And your card is very nice, love the doodling, excellent !
xxx

Skye said...

Oooh so very cute. I love the image and you have coloured her beautifully. The doodle frame really finishes the card.

Chris said...

Great card! Love the pink and kraft together. It's a fabulous image, just look at the expression on his/her(!) face! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

catherine said...

A great card Pia and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, loved the story behind this creation.
Lots of greetings;-))m

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! What a cute SHE is Pia..
FABulous Pink...LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Kerry Hocking said...

Love it!! What a great card, thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry x

karen said...

Really fabulous make Pia, great card, hugs, Karenx

Avril Ann said...

Pia this is fabulous hun, and your sister is going to love it,.....thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs this week, good luck xxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Pia, I love your image and great CAS design.
Pauline
x

Cynthia said...
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Cynthia said...

Well somehow I ended up on the wrong page. But I saw this on MIM. Too cute.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly gorgeous card, love the doodling, image and awesome colour. xx

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely FABULOUS - love the expression on the dogs face!
Avril xx

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pia! What an absolutely adorable card! The Chihauhau is sweet! One thing about Chihauhau's that make me laugh is that they have no fear of large dogs -- they think they are as big as them! Thanks for joining us again at House of Cards. Hope to see you next week for the Classic & Elegant week.

Asha said...

What a darling card, Pia! Love love that little doggie. Thanks for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Mynnette said...

This is SO FUN!!! LOVE the dog image and I adore the bits of bling! Thanks for joining us at HOC--come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Pia, I love that image and your fun doodling!! Happy to see you play at HOC again!
Hugs, Tammy

Nancy Seed said...

Your card is way too cute. Thanks for sharing with us this week at HOC C&S.

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, We have friends that have chihuahua and they are so cute and fragile. Always love Mo's images, love the soft pink,kraft colors and your doodle lines.
Hugs, Pat

Lisa M said...

So stinkin' ADORABLE!!

sandie said...

Pia, how can you leave me a comment saying you are not a colouring fan-you color beautifully. I really like this doodle technique also but have only used it once-must try again! love the heat embossing with the brick wall-great way to use scrap and to make a masculine stamp feminine-I love the way you put cards together.

Mandz said...

such a cute card, thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs, good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

scrappymo! said...

Very cute, spounky little guy! Love the wild side...
Your sister is going to love this card...it sure made me smile!
#Great work on the doodle lines...when I try them and go way off course in the last few inches and sort of ruin the work! lol

StephC said...

What an adorable card! Love your take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at House of Cards!

Daen'Ys said...

Oh, how cute! Gorgeous interpretation of the sketch. I adore the sentiment!!
Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards for our CAS challenge!
Hope you had a lot of fun and we'll see you soon :)
Rosi x

creatingwithpaper said...

How fun Pia! The dog and sentiment are so cute. I really like your pen line and gem details! Thanks for playing at House of Cards!
- Shauna

Nonni said...

Hi Pia, I just looooooove your card! Such a good layout (personal take on our sketch at HOC!) and the image and little details are perfect.

Ruth M said...

That chihuahua has some serious attitude LOL! What a fab card Pia, a brilliant interpretation of our sketch and I love your accent details! So lovely to see you at HOC, hope to see you next time! Ruth x

Sue B said...

Oh this is so sweet Pia!! what a wonderful dog - she has such character!! I love the pink background and the fab doodle border - I tried that once and made a mess of it! it's harder than it looks, but you've done a great job! I love the sentiment and the the little pearls and gems are just perfect!
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Vannessa said...

Oh this is just so cute! Love the idea of a chihuahua exploring its wild side! Thank you for joining in the House of Cards challenge this week and good luck!

Hugs, Vannessa
HOC DT

downrightcrafty said...

cute such a great card
Hugs Kate xx

Danielle Vincent said...

LOL - tooooo cute!! Great image. Great card.