Sunday, June 6, 2010
CCEE Sketch Challenge
I found out today that our dear friends in England's dog, Fennel had to be put down yesterday. Now we met Fennel and her family 4 years ago when we were visiting our daughter who was studying in Scotland and other friends that live there. Simon, who worked for my brother was engaged to Lynn Anderson and we were invited to visit them at their farm. The Anderson's are the sort of people you visit and feel like you have known them for years. Fennel was an English Yellow Lab (English labs are a little smaller than the US version for some reason). Anyway. Fennel's favorite treat was pears, she would eat everything but the stem, so I had to include some pears on the sympathy card to them and since I needed to make a special card figured I might as well try to use the CCEE sketch challenge found here.
My husband bought me an air compressor from Harbor Freight for my birthday a few days ago so I could airbrush with my Copics. Man is that fun! I stamped the dog from Eureka colored him with Copics, put some Stickles on the wings and halo and masked him and airbrushed around him after I cut out with oval nestie. I left it on while airbrushing. Much easier than sponging and I love the results. I stamped the pears (from Lindy's Stamp Gang) and colored them and airbrushed the edges with yellow without masking. That worked pretty good since I used the same shade of yellow. The saying also from Eureka, was stamped and embossed in black on a Spellbinder label and I airbrushed with it kept on too so the edges stay white. I love how that adds the look of another layer. Everything was layered on white cardbase I ran through with cuttlebug folder.
Fennel, you will be missed. Say Hi to Grizzly for us and I hope there are LOTS of pears in Heaven