Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Challenge Made for Me!

Seriously, when I saw this challenge, how could I NOT enter?

Click here to go to the challenge post!
Decorate the envelope? But of course. Often I just use a narrow piece of matching paper, but for this challenge I thought I'd make sure to do something slightly more elaborate. Since I always make sure to keep the envelope safe for mail delivery if needed, I tend to only decorate the left-hand side. Besides stamping & colouring the little dog, I drew some grass for her to sit on.

Supplies: Papers from We R Memory Keepers "Autumn Splendor;"
buttons from Basic Grey & stash;
Puppy & sentiment from Inkadinkado;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
Martha Stewart markers & fine line pen;
burlap recycled from a package of soap!

Now, don't ask me why I didn't just photograph the envelope head-on. I can't answer that.

The kraft circle is popped up on foam tape, and the buttons are sewn on with embroidery thread, and the puppy's eye is paper-pieced.

Since three entries are permitted for this challenge, expect to see two more coming up this week!



Jen W. said...

Adorable! Love the pooch and the sentiment and the burlap and the fabulous plaid paper - I pretty much love it all!

lisa arana said...

soooo adorable.

Anonymous said...

Your puppy is totally adorable on the kraft! Love it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, love that cute little doggie there!!! So cute! Your envelope is a perfect match and I like the photo like this, this way you see it's a set!! And it's perfect!!
Hugs, Wendy

Meg said...

Definitely a challenge just for you! Who wouldn't be so excited to see that doggy on the envelope, just teasing about the awesome card that is enclosed?! Maybe I should try this challenge, too!

JJ Bolton said...

Lurve it! How can you resist that puppy? And the matching envelope is YOUR thing, lol! I love how you used the recycled burlap. I find myself doing the same thing - "hey, save that, I can use that for my cards!" Hope you're having a great week!

Jingle said...

Very cute card and I love the matching envelope!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh my goodness! That puppy is SO adorable. I love how you did his eye!! Great papers, great colors, great ;) buttons. Oh, and that burlap is a great touch!! (I recycle from packaging, too :)

Marie said...

Wonderful card and lovely envelope! The buttons add a great touch to the card =) Thank you so much for joining us at Young Crafters Unite!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yep, the challenge is made for you! The little dog is ADORABLE! The coloring looks so fab with the papers and buttons!

Emily Leiphart said...

Super cute! I love that sweet little pup. The white eye patch is adorable and the burlap embellishment is fantastic! I always love your matching envies, too.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh wow...I just adore that sentiment! So cute. Thanks for joining us this month at Young Crafters Unite!