7 September 2012

New Technique!

I've had a fab play today, got sticky with masking tape & covered in distress inks & boy did I enjoy it!
When I saw this technique over on Technique Tuesday's blog I decided to have a play, you will find all rules & details of the faux leather technique HERE!

Well, could I find my masking tape? Nope, so I had to pinch Nige's out of his tool box lol.....hope he doesn't realise because I used nearly all of it playing. Expect a few more cards using this technique!
I have used a stamp that I got when I met up with Kim at the Doncaster craft show, I thought he needed inking up.....what a cutie & I had so much fun colouring him in with my distress markers.
The sentiment says 'dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole'
I just thought it was perfect!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Technique Tuesday- faux leather technique
Dutch Dare- great sketch
4 Crafty Chicks- metal (brad) & hop
Shelly's Images- anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment- any sentiment + animal

Goodies I Have Used
Image- 'Cookie' from the 'Make A Wish' stamp set by Hely Cuppleditch
5" square card blank
Tim Holtz distress markers
Cookie- walnut stain, antique linen & vintage photo
Ground- pine needles
Sky- tumbled glass

Papers & Embellishments
5" square piece of scrap card
Masking tape from Nige
Tim Holtz distress ink vintage photo
Clear embossing powder
Paw print brad by Karen Foster from QVC
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo's

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be catching up with you all later on today!
Hugs xx


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Shell. This is fabulous. Fab image and I just love the background. Very effective.
Love Sandra xxx

Sandra H said...

Hi Shell, Totally stunning and adorable image, colouring is beautifully done too really effective x

Claire said...

Fab card Shell, I love this technique, really effective. Hugs, Claire x

Leanne said...

Super cute, love the image, thanks for playing our Metal challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Sue said...

this is wonderful Shell. I love the cute image and the faux leather you have created looks really effective.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant, what a fabby card, love the background so different for you, Love Me xoxo (Atichoo heres a sneeze from my cold for ya xx)

jackiescrafts said...

This technique looks interesting Ahell I will have to look at the rules. You have made a great card and I love the image you have used
Have a great weekend
Jackie x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your dog card is cute & whimsical. Especially like the background. Thanks for entering Perfect Sentiments Ch All Creatures Great & Small. You can also enter this at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Ch#10 Animal that I host. I host the MFP Simple Salutations ch weekly on Wed. If you're not a member membership is free and please let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Perfect Sentiments Sept Guest Designer

Kim. said...

Ooh I love your background, it looks awesome. You just reminded me I used this stamp a while ago too but have not blogged it yet, must get to it. He does look so adorable and that sentiment really is perfect.
Kim xXx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fab image and sentiment Shell. I have never heard of the faux leather technique but its very effective! Have a fab weekend x

coops said...

so stunning shell.the leather effect looks brilliant and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Mynn xx said...

OH my gosh, this is absolutely amazingly darling!!! Your dog is fabulous and I adore the use of the technique to create four separate panels!!! I cannot WAIT to see your other cards--please link them up with us! Thanks for joining us at Technique Tuesday--we appreciate your participation and would love to see you again! :)

Darlene said...

SO cute and the perfect background! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

NanaConnie said...

So sweet, Shell ! Fab coloring. It's wonderful that you chose to play along in our "All Creatures Great and Small" challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Katy said...

This is SUPER cute! I love the way you made the 4 panels using the technique. Very clever! And the dog-so Cute! I am also loving that paw brad-great touch! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhhh this is so amazing!!!! I'll have to go and check out that wonderful technique. I really love that sentiment as well. I have many dogs so I really love it it's so very true :D

I just had to become a follower! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Debbie said...

Hi Shell...I love your fabulous card. Great image.
Hugs Debbie x

Karen P said...

Hi Shell, what a gorgeous card! Love the way you've used the technique on your background. The dog image and sentiment are perfect too! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Technique Tuesday and hope to see you again next month hugs Karen

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell I love your card with the cute image!!
Love From Rebecca xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO cute Shell.. what an adorable doggie… Love the faux leather look!! Hmmmm…. I have loads of Masking Tape…. LOL… might have to have a go at this… ;-)
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Creahuijs said...

Realy cute! And a lovely back ground.

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images!

Hugs Priscilla
Shelly's Image's DT

Liliya said...

Very sweet card! Lovely colouring!! Thank you for using DDCC Sketch! xx Lilia DT

Tamie said...

Oh my goodness this is super dooper cute! Love how you got inky and sticky too with the tape. I just might have to try this technique too. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous design with us and joining us for our hop at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Molly said...

Great Card... wish I could reach out and touch it... looks so cool! Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment

Unknown said...

Wow this is amazing well done Hugs Elaine

LeslieT said...

Adorable! Love that background! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge!
Leslie, DT

Peanut said...

This is just toooo cute! A just want to hug your card, oh so cuddly! Ok,ok I'm canine crazy but I just so love your card! Do you have anymore cutesies to share?

hugs, Asha

Unknown said...

Fantastic use of the faux leather technique. That dog is just too darn cute for his own good! LOVE your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Technique Tuesday!