Monday 13 August 2012

H2H Challenge: Dog Days of Summer

This week the challenge over at H2H is to create a project featuring an animal, with the option to step it up by including a dog in your project.  This was a tough one for me as I am allergic to everything cute as far as animals go.  My sister, however, is a major dog lover.  She has two adorable beagles who she loves like children.  I am actually visiting my sister right now, so for this challenge I decided to create a piece of artwork featuring her dogs.  Here is what I came up with...

As I created this prior to my visit, I didn't have a picture of her dogs ready to insert, but picture two really cute beagles where the photo mat is, and you'll get the idea.   Here is a close up of the embellishments, so you can see the dimension.  Various items are popped up, and the star is embossed and folded to make it 3D.

The above pictures are prior to framing.  I framed it in a shadow box, so you are still able to see the dimension of all of the embellishments.  Here is what it looks like framed...

I will try to post a photo of the final product once the dogs are included if I get a chance while visiting my sister.

And for those of you who recognize this layout, I did my best to recreate the layout on page 73 of the new Idea Book.  At the time I created this layout, I hadn't yet received my copy of the all-new How-To publication Make it from Your Heart, so I was guessing at dimensions. 

CTMH Products used to create this layout include:
Papers: Retired cardstock (some of you may remember the names of these packets, but I don't!), Cocoa and Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Limited Edition (S1109), Typeset WOTG stampset, You and Me (D1495)
Inks: Garden Green, Barn Red, Cocoa
Embellishments: Chocolate Baker's Twine (Z1701), Colonial White Twill Ribbon (retired), |Evergreen Cork Shapes (Z1719), Square Durables Studs (Z1705)
Other: Cricut AP Cartridge (Z1686)

For more inspiration, head on over to H2H and check out the fabulous artwork created this week by my fellow Design Team B members, or click on their links here: Haley, Angel, Nancy, Dorothy and Dania.

If you want to play along, here is what you need to do...
  1. Use mostly Close To My Heart products, though it doesn't have to be 100%.  
  2. Create a project featuring an animal.  Step it up by including a DOG!
  3. Post your project to your blog or other online gallery. 
  4. Link your blog post to this challenge at H2H.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I love to read your comments, so please let me know what you think.  Happy scrapping!

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