Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bark the Herald Angels Sing!

Okay, I know the title of my post is silly, but I guess I'm just in a silly mood and you know I love puns no matter how silly! I didn't put the pun on my card though


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I did this for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. This image is one called Christmas Beagle from Squigglefly. It's another fabulous one from Marla Shega, and I think the dog is just so cute. It was a lot of fun to color too.

I colored with Copic markers and then used some glitter on the trim of his Santa hat and some ruby red glitter on the holly berries on the package. The paper is some Brenda Walton designer paper from K and Company.

I like the simple sketch because it allows you to use a larger image and I like using larger images on my Christmas cards for some reason.

We did get a little bit of rain yesterday, but not much. It was really more of a tease than anything else. But it was cooler this morning and I don't think it's supposed to get above 90 degrees for the next week! Yippee!

Have you been to Squigglefly to see the wonderful new images that were released? There are some great new ones, so be sure to go take a look!

I am going to try to get my menu planning done, grocery shop, and clean a little around the house today, but all of that happens after Riley and go for our walk. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and get to spend some of it doing something you love to do. Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

Becky said...

What awesome image and coloring, love the title "Bark" :)

Catherine said...

Your card is adorable Holly ! Love the papers coordinated to the colours of the little parcel. I adore the sweet image... and the glitter on the Santa hat too ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

beautiful Holly and you captured the Beagle's coloring perfectly. Love the pun too!

Pam in Ar. said...

Oh Holly, you captured this little guy so perfectly...your coloring is just so on that it looks like a real dog! This card makes it feel much cooler outside, LOL....actually, when I went to bed last night it was so muggy that the hood of my car was all wet like it had just rained (but it hadn't)...this morning?? GLORIOUS!!!!! It is so cool and the sun is shining but the best part is my windows are open now and it puts a pep in my step!

Hope your Saturday is just as grand...

msfreida said...

Ya know, there is so much detail in that image and with the way you colored it, it almost looks like a photo! Marla's drawings are just sooo realistic and those eyes get me every time! :) You did such an incredible job with this, Holly! The glitter is awesome and ohhh these DPs...GORGEOUS! I love the sketch too...the larger images really help me color within the lines...and the good Lord knows I need all the help I can get! LOL

I've already been to Squigglefly this morning, and it's no surprise they've done it again! It's a good thing the 1st is right around the corner! teehee :)

Hugs~

Lynnor said...

Fantastic image and so beautifully colored!!!!

Linda said...

I just love the way copics make these images pop. It is a wonderful card. He looks like a photo.
We had sooo much rain yesterday and it is going to be down to 32 tonight. We are at our cabin so it is nice just sitting by the fire. Hubby is fishing. I side I was in charge of keeping the fire going.

Kari said...

Oh,my,what a wonderful card!The image is amazing,your colouring is fabulous!!He looks alive :)
Wonderful!!
Have a lovely Saturday :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Patricia St Martin said...

love the image and you did a stunning job coloring the puppy. He is such a cutie.

Dawn B. said...

This is precious.. I love these images.. Such great fun to color.. I will post mine tomorrow or Monday on my blog.. I think they are awesome.. Your coloring is fantastic..

bumblebee creations said...

Love it Holly! those images are so real looking! WOW!!!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Holly! this image is perfect for a larger focal point! what a sweet face!

your weather sounds pretty much like here in PA. glad our heatwave is over!
hugs & blessings!

Alice Wertz said...

such a beautiful image. super card, Holly!

Shirley said...

Holly! Your work looks beautiful...glad I came by to take a look...shirley from PF

Inger said...

This is just adorable!!! :-)

Inger

MANDEE said...

This is wonder Holly!!!

Kim said...

LOVE this!!!!

Sandi said...

gorgeous coloring Holly! Such a beautiful Christmas card.

Dawn Frost said...

Oh he is soooo adorable!! You did an incredible job colouring him, totally incredible!

Marlene said...

WOW. Jaw drop. Picking it up off the floor. Wiping the drool off the keyboard. Ok. Done. WOW. (Repeat).