24 August 2017

Doggo - Crazy Dog with stencil,crackle paste, and Cosmic Shimmer

A card for my wonderful in-laws who love little spotty dogs as a thank you for hosting us for the eclipse (picture of the totality if you read on *grin*).

Tim Holtz Crazy Dog coloured with watercolour pencil on a stenciled background with a Prima Market stencil, Deco Art crackle paste, and Cosmic Shimmer paired with a Perfect Pearls sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


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Putting It Together

I've been on vacation but it wouldn't be a vacation if I couldn't do stuff I love, too. So, I brought some supplies along with me. I brought several pre-stamped or printed images to colour with watercolour pencils and waterbrushes, a few background I had done as "experiments" at home, and some die cuts that didn't fit the projects I originally made them for.

We went to Missouri to spend time with my in-laws and watch the eclipse. I made this card as a thank you to my in-laws for their hospitality and everything else.

Totality!!  Picture taken by my brother in law.

We were kicking back on my in-laws' farm in one of the fields to watch the eclipse. Experience of a lifetime!

After the eclipse while we were socialising and waiting for the hamburgers to grill, I used the several rat terriers around me to model for my colouring on the 'crazy dog' (my in-laws have a few rat terriers, they're down to only 10 now *laugh*). I used watercolour pencils and water brush. my fav on-the-go, no room to craft, medium.

Back at the hotel, I paired the doggo with a background I made earlier and brought with me.

I used a stencil to apply crackle paste to a watercolour paper panel and allowed it to dry thoroughly (overnight). I had used washi to anchor it to my work surface for the stenciling and to give it a small margin on the edges.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Chocolate Bronze to cover the panel and bring out the nuance of the crackle paste and stencil.

I added the doggo to the panel with foam mounting tape and made a sentiment panel with scrap watercolour paper and Perfect Pearls Cappuccino.

Inside, I added a continuation sentiment and a couple of the items from the Crazy Dog set.


Ching-Chou Kuik: Four Legged Friends
Creative With Stamps: Boys to Men
Simon Says Stamp: Stamptember
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes


  1. Lovely card, super cute image. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  2. Your card is so cute. I love those crazy dogs. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.
    Billie A
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  3. Love this crackle technique! The texture on this card is fabulous and I love the inside decorated to match as well! thanks for sharing with us at Penny's this week and hope to see you again! Tammy DT

  4. Beautiful greeting card with dog. Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun
    Marjeta, GD

  5. How gorgeous! Thanks for entering our AGoes Challenge at Penny's. Hope you join us again for our next challenge.
    Mary (DT) scrapsdamaryv.blogspot.pt

  6. What a fun Tim Holtz crazy dog card you have made. It fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well of “Four legged friends”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  7. thats the cool photograph taken by your bro. beautiful card with embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  8. Your card is hilarious and I love the technique you have used. Thank you for playing with us us in Scrapping4fun challenges. I look forward to see you come back and play with us again.
    Sollan, S4fun DT member

  9. Beautiful card, love the background
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  10. Love the BG, beautiful card, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT


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