Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Well, last Sunday was my baby's birthday (my baby is now 38!!) so I made him this card. The image is from the Digi Doodle Shop and is called 'Boy and Dog'. The reason it brings memories is that when Neil was a small boy, my parents had a Retriever called Sadie and she was inseparable from my children when they were around. They could do anything with her so this image reminded me of her and how patient she was with the kids.

Anyhoo, I cut out the panel for the image with my Nesties (of course!) and distressd the edge with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The image is coloured with Copics and I very carefully kept a list of them, which is below for you. I wasn't too delighted with the colouring of the boy's hair. My son's hair was virtually white he was so fair (he also had hair then!! LOL) but conveying that in coluring an image is not easy! The papers and button are from my stash, as is the rafia. I drew the star by hand on the reverse of the Bazill card and then cut it out. I made up the sentiment from a group of clear word stamps I bought eons ago from Sir Stampalot - sorry don't know who makes them.

Copics used:
Book - Y17, Y38, Y28
Jeans - B93, B95, B97
Hair - Y00, Y21, E41, E43
Socks/Shadow - W1, W3, W5 then Colourless Blender to fade out the shadow
Dog - E53, E31, E33, E35
Skin - E50, E00, E11, E21, R20
T shirt - R22, R24, R27

I hope you like it.

Bye for now

Diane x


  1. This is gorgeous Diane and your colouring is just beautiful. Love the image to!

  2. Aaaawwwh! that's luvverly.. both the card and the story.
    Jo x

  3. Love the card Diane. The colouring and shadows are fab, x

  4. your far too young to have a baby that age Diane...I bet he love your stunning card and that image is just wow
    Mina xxx

  5. What a brill card dear, love the image and lush papers, your colouring is awesome dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  6. Fabulous card Diane. Love your colouring so much.

  7. Oh this is totally gorgeous Diane!
    kim x

  8. a beautiful card
    love debbie xxxx

  9. beautiful coloring Diane! came back to see if you'd done any more stamping in gray and coloring! : )

    Pam Going Postal


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