Sunday, January 17, 2010

PaperPlay Challenge - Furry Friends

This week, the PaperPlay challenge is Furry Friends - "Make something dedicated to our friends that bark, squeak, meow, roar, moo or neigh."

In my last post, I commented on how difficult I found it to draw dogs. Well, nothing inspires me more than having to admit a fault! So, I searched for "how to draw a dog tutorial" because I struggled with the barrel of the body. Do I draw two ovals and connect them? Do I draw a rectangle in the middle? I came up with something skectched on paper, went in to my scraproom and, wouldn't you know it?, found something better!

This dog is modelled after my "shake a paw" dog I had drawn last year. I drew the original on a cereal box and cut it out as a template for me to trace. (That one had a fluffly chest and fluffy tail, but I made this one simpler.) Then I just turned his paw upside down so he could hold a mini-cupcake!

I tell ya, I am really getting the hang of writing with my Gazelle and then cutting around it. The blade just needs a small adjustment for perfect alignment. Generally, the barrel of a pen is skinnier than the blade housing, so the point at the bottom is pushed left of where the pen point is. Scoot the blade over and VOILA, great looking sentiments. (One day, I'll learn how to colour in with it... one day.)

Thus far, my support of the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue has been from my workshops. I've been brainstorming ways to improve the support from my shops. This doggy card is the start! Also in my scraproom was a quilled dog. Quilled shapes are made from basic shapes. So... here I had ALREADY drawn something with basic shapes! Silly me!



  1. Wow, that's a really original and beautiful card. Love it! Thanks for taking part in PaperPlay Challenges.

  2. I love that he's holding out a cupcake, that is too cute; I think you did a great job on creating him; very nice

  3. Well done - the dog is perfectly doggyshaped!! Great card.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)


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