Monday, 15 February 2021

Pug Love

Hi everyone.  I made this card for Hubby for Valentine's Day using a Mo Manning digital image and coloured it using Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks applied with a waterbrush, and also used a couple of stencils for the background. 

I then cut a piece of white card to fit a 6" square card and found a large heart shaped stencil from Clarity which I received when I was a member of their stencil club and which I have never used.  It has an outer shape and then a pretty inner floral heart which I didn't want to use this time.  I then placed another stencil from That Special Touch called Paws for Thought under the aperture heart stencil and brushed Festive Berries through it to give a patterned heart shape.  I wasn't totally happy with the colour so I used my Inktense Pencils and a waterbrush and went over all the pattern to give a much stronger red as the original looked a bit pinky which I didn't think was terribly masculine.  I also used this on the heart that the sweet little pug is holding so that the colours matched.  I then attached it to the card.   

I finished by adding a sentiment on to the heart using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and then added the dog over the background heart and used some Stick It Silicone Glue to give it a bit of dimension.

Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Anything 'with a Mo Manning Image' Goes.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes (Optional Twist Heart and Soles).
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Colour My World.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 611 Masculine (this may not look typically masculine but it was for my hubby).
Uniko Challenge - No 63 Anything Goes + Optional Twist Use A Stencil.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No 308 All About Occasions.
Happy Little Stampers February Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers February Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. Gorgeous card Pat. Love the no-line colouring and that stencil behind your little pug. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday this week. Tristan DT.

  2. Adorable valentine's card, which I am sure your husband loved Pat. Great use of the stencils and extra loving those paw prints x.

  3. Great image and a lovely Valentine card.

  4. He's adorable!! I'm sure your hubby thinks so too! You coloured him beautifully, it is not easy watercolouring with Distress inks, I know. Loev the palyful little hearts and dogpaws fluttwering around him!

  5. Adorable card, love your colouring of this adorable image. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha

  6. Fabulous and lovely card for your hubby.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine -theme week;-))m

  7. Hello Pat, your card is gorgeous and such an adorable doggy image. Beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x

  8. That is so cute! I bet he loved it!

  9. Fabulous design, Pat and beautifully coloured. xx

  10. I am LOVING this make of yours and hope that your hubby did too, thank you for your continued visits to my blog - much appreciated

    Happy Wednesday


  11. so sweet...sure your hubby loved it.
    xx Karen

  12. I have a niece who is a pugmommy, she would love this too!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  13. Very nice project! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  14. That's so lovely, Pat! Great watercolouring and the stencilled background works perfectly. Gorgeous card!

  15. How cute is that? Absolutely gorgeous Pat!

  16. Awesome colouring on a cute doggy.
    Thank you joining us as HLS water colour challenge-DT Swapna

  17. Love the double stencil technique to get the heart-shaped paw background for your sweet pup! Adorable Valentine. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour and Stencil Challenges!

  18. I'm so very late arriving to this one Pat, been taking time out as MS playing up, but didn't want to miss thanking you so much for joining in with our February theme at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  19. So adorable and what a fantastic use of the stencil to create a heart around that little pooch. Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2021 and good luck!

  20. Hi Pat!
    So good to find this sweet card in the Uniko gallery!
    Thank you so much for joining us ♥

  21. Why did I call you Christine??? Sorry Pat. I hope you are feeling better - At least we have sunshine today!

  22. Gorgeous card, Pat! Love the papers with this little cutie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges, good luck, Juliex

  23. Sweet ... bet your hubby loved this card!! Adorable pup and I love your puppy paws heart! xx


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