Monday 21 January 2013

Two cards, one snowy dog.

Got a surprise when I opened the curtains at 7:00 am this morning - snow, again.  Wasn't expecting that here, and it's continued to snow on and off all day but very lightly.

I've had enough of it now so spent the afternoon sorting out my acrylic paints (didn't realise I had so many different tubes, pots and bottles) and making a couple of cards.

The first is for the monthly challenge on Katy's Corner Yahoo group and the theme, surprise, is 'winter'.  Had to climb up on a chair and pull my Christmas stamps from the top of the wardrobe to get to the one I wanted, stamped it and then climbed up again to put them back.

It's a bit wobbly (my camera work, not the table).  I painted on a weak solution of bleach to make the fur trim white and then scribbled a line round the edge of the card.  Makes me cold just looking at her.

On a different theme altogether was the next card, bright breezy colours and a bit of oh, la, la.

Could have done a few more but I messed up a couple of backgrounds and then Sorrel kept begging me to let her play in the garden, honest.  Here she is after a five minute madcap run around with snow clinging to her pretty feet. Sorry it's a side-on photo - can't get it to turn round.

Do you think she would wear bootees if I knitted her some?


Annie said...

Love the pic of Sorrel...I have two that love the snow that come in just like that so I end up with little puddles all over the kitchen floor when they thaw out :-)
A x

Jenny Marples said...

What fantastic projects Ann! Now that's how to make use of your time indoors. Sorrel clearly has other ideas! Would she wear booties? Or would you spend an hour or two searching for them in the snow!! Hugs, Jenny x

chrissie said...

Looks like Sorrel likes the snow Ann--great piccie.

The cards are beautiful.

Love Chrissie xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Sme great makes and a very cute dog! Trace x

JoZart Designs said...

Great pic of Sorrel, even if I did have to crick my neck to see it!! LOL! Beautiful cards too Ann, I adore Arthur Rackham illustrations and it looks good coloured, most of his pics in books are B&W.
Nothing exact and rigid for the quilt and it's about 50 inches in real money!
You don't have to quilt it if you don't want to. I'm not! Just sew together the patchwork and back it! Make it easy!
Thanks again, love Jo x

Neet said...

Be careful it doesn't get any deeper or Sorrel will be up to her armpits in it.
Love the cards, the Winter one would have been my choice had I been at home.
Enjoy crafting rather than going out in that weather.
Neet xx

Anonymous said...

Isn't he just the cutest? I love those orange shades together on your piece. Wonderful to see the close up so lucky I'm a bit late for LAST week :)

Happy (late) WOYWW

MA (11 this week!)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic cards and Sorrel looks so cute!

Claire said...

love the cards - esp, the dreamy blue one :) and what a cute doggie! molly cat does NOT like snow...
thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :)

Tamika said...

Your dog is so cute!