I began by stamping my images with Intense Black Ink (my favorite for Copic coloring!) and colored them all with my markers. Here are the Copic colors I used for the main images:
- Dog 1 (left to right): C7, C5, C3, C1, C0; for all dogs' ears/cheeks I used R20 and R30
- Dog 2: E55, E53, E51
- Dog 3: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E34
- Dog 4: C9, C7, C5, E18, E15, E13
- Wheelbarrow: B39, B37, B34, N9, N7, N5, N4, N2, N0
Next I worked on my background for the images. I placed the largest circle stencil from the Circle Spotlight Stencils & Masks set on an A2 white cardstock panel. Then I positioned the hill stencil from the Grassy Hill Borders stencil set under the circle stencil. (Check out the following photo to see the stencil positions.) Then I used a couple Background Blender Brushes to ink on Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide for the hill. I added some water spatters to the green hill, let it dry, and then removed the hill stencil. I then added white spatters with some diluted white gauche.
I used a circle die from my stash that coordinates with the size of the stenciled background to cut it out. I used one size smaller circle die to due cut a piece of a foam sheet that I added to the back of the circle. I added it to a card base that I created with some black cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from the Back To Basics 6 x 6 paper pad.
Next I adhered my cute little images to the card front with Bee Creative glue. I did need to trim off the bottom of the dog on the left for him to fit into the wheelbarrow. I popped up the sentiments with some foam squares and added them to the card.I used a black gel pen to trace over the dogs' eyes and noses to help them stand out a bit more. A few touches here and there with a white gel pen finished up the card.