Monday, December 12, 2011

CFC31, LIM45, CAS148 - Sweater Dog

Today's card is a mix of three current challenges - The CAS-ual Fridays "In the Mist" (use mists on your clean and simple card), the Less is More "Snow" one layer challenge and the SCS CAS148 "Chill Out" challenges.
At first glance you may not realize that this is a one-layer card.  A mask allowed only the center of the card to be open for misting while additional masks and sponging formed the snow banks.  A quick frame made with a fine-tip marker keeps the focus on the winter scene.
The shimmer spray (Blue Skies Glimmer Mist) is much more noticeable when the card is at an angle.  That adorable dog in a sweater stamp is a favorite of mine since it reminds us of our dog, Lily!  She has very short hair and spends all fall/winter in sweaters.  Want proof?
Four different pictures - four different sweaters.  Lily probably has 10 sweaters including some special "dress-up" sweaters with bling/flowers for when we visit Nana's house (yes, I am pitiful but I have no daughters and this is as close as I will get to a girl!!  No, her nails are not polished so Lily still has some dignity.)  The stamps are retired and from amuse.  

16 comments:

veronica said...

both dogs, (stamp and Lily) look great in their sweaters.
that glimmer mist is a beautiful shade. very cute card!

Katherine said...

Such a cute card! It does not look like a 1 layer card, which makes it all the more impressive!

Mynnette said...

Awww! This is just gorgeous! That dog is darling--and the misting is so pretty! :)

Mandi said...

FAB card michelle, the doggie on your card is real cute, as is yours. Looks like a lot of fun in the snow was had by all!


Many thanks
mandi LIM

Chrissie said...

What a cutie of a card and a cutie of a dog!
Super job Michelle!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Love your shimmery background. A super card. xx

Pois Ze said...

Hello, how are you???
Sorry if I did not visit here for a long time, I was too busy, but your blog surely is among my favorites!!!
My Christmas message for you:
Christmas should be everyday, not just one day. Today and always we should love, share, give, from large to small presents all are important, but mostly important your actions to others and to yourself!
Merry Christmas ,,,, from all my heart!
Hugs, Jose

Linda Monroe said...

This is so darn cute. Love it.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmer and the effect from masking! Fabulous one layer card!

Laura Davis said...

Awwww this is precious!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Aileen said...

This is so cute. x

Julie Day said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the design and colors and the misting is perfect! :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What an adorable card. I love how you gave that background some shimmer. Your doggie is so cute! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Michele Gross said...

I love your doggie!! I only have boys so my Ellie is my little diva. She doesn't have polished nails either but she does love her bows and blingy collar :) Fabulous card!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Simply lovely in every way! So glad that you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathyk said...

Love the card and Lily (and her sweaters) is soooooo cute too

Kathyk