Friday, November 27, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Mr. Spike Doghouse Ornament


*Giggle* I love how this ornament turned out! For the December release stamps over at Clear Dollar Stamps we were challenged to make some gift ideas or 3D items and this is what I came up with! I used both the Mr. Spike (the bulldog) and the "You make me smile" stamps that will be released on December 1st to get in the holiday spirit to create and unusual ornament for the Christmas tree.




I started by water colouring Mr. Spike with my tombow markers and making him pop by creating a paper tole mouth. I then created the dog house ornament by using the sweet birdhouse template that Nichole Heady provided on her blog. I assembled the template and then paper pieced my faux wood planks on the walls of the house and the layers of shingles for the roof. For the finishing touches I added some olive card stock that was cut with my craft knife to look like blades of grass and the linen thread to hand the ornament from the Christmas tree.

Make sure that you get a chance to pop by the blogs below to see what the rest of the girls created for your viewing pleasure :)




Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Mr. Spike and You Make Me Smile, Dog Days (bone)
Paper: Black, Caramel, Olive, Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, White, Caramel, Cocoa, Chocolate, Olive
Accessories: Craft Knife, Cuttlebug and Dies, Nestabilities, Embossing Folders, Sponges, Pop Dots, Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder, Bird House Template by Nichole Heady, Corner Rounder, Linen Thread, Tombow Markers


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9 comments:

KarenT said...

Kim, I think all your work is amazing but I really got a big grin on my face with your latest creation of the 3d Dog house with the Bulldog in front. Very cute ornament for that special dog lover in your life! Thanks for sharing...
Karen

Katie Renz said...

That is just "dog gone" adorable... LOVE IT!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely wonderful Kim!!!!!! Too cute for words!!

Linda

Lisa S. Luckey said...

Wow, you have such a wonderful talent. I love looking at your work.

Cassie said...

Gosh, Kim, that is amazing!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just too darn cute, so creative and sweet!

Wendy said...

Luv it Kim!! Soooooooo very creative!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Waaaaaay clever and cute KIM!! LOVE your ornament idea!! And, as always, your coloring is impeccable!! Darling!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That's just so crazy!!! Fabulously done!!!
:-)