by Neva Cole
There is almost nothing better than puppies, and we should know because our family breeds AKC German Shepherd Dogs so we have had a few puppies around to enjoy. There are so many fun stages of puppyhood from the tiny squirmy newborns with tongues too large to fit in their mouths to the confident 8-week-old bundles of wiggly energy. I selected some of my favorite puppy photos to create a scrap book layout.
Time: 2 hours + dry time
My photos had multi-colored backgrounds so I created a cardstock pattern paper with Walnut Inks from the Spritzer Workstation. I placed KI Memories Lace Dog Treats over a cream cardstock and spritzed Walnut Ink in Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, and Walnut then added a touch of Shimmer Spritz in Copper. It is repeated for the second sheet and both are set aside to dry.
Chip board from Queen and Co. in the dog themed set is used for both the title and embellishments. The title is first painted with All Purpose Ink in Chocolate using a small paint brush. After the letters are dry they are lightly spritzed with Shimmer Spritz in Copper.
The heart and bones are decorated with several techniques. The heart is inked with Delicata in White Shimmer and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder. A bit of irRESISTible in Love Letter is spread over the heart with a cotton swab. The large bones are inked with Delicata in White Shimmer and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder, then irRESISTible in Copper is tapped from the tube end of the spray applicator to create larger droplets of color. The small bone is inked with Delicata in Celestial Copper and heat embossed with clear Embossing Powder. A few spots of irRESISTible Pico in Wedding White are added for additional texture. All are set aside to dry.
A strip of vellum is torn with a deckled edge ruler to 2” x 11 ¾“. A dog paw print is stamped in Delicata Celestial Copper and heat embossed with clear Embossing Powder in a pattern that resembles puppy steps.
The journaling block is printed on the computer because I had a lot to say about our wonderful puppies. The photos, journal block, and vellum strips are adhered with dry adhesive. The chipboard is adhered with a wet adhesive.
- Walnut Inks – Eucalyptus, Terra Cotta, and Walnut
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Copper
- All-Purpose Ink – Chocolate
- Delicata – White Shimmer, Celestial Copper
- Embossing Powder – White, Clear
- irRESISTible Spray- Love Letter, Copper
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Wedding White
- Craft Mat
- KI Memories – Lace Dog Treats
- Cream cardstock
- Queen & Co. – Dog themed chipboard
- Deckled edge ruler
- Cotton swab
- Paint brush
- Artistic Impressions – dog paw stamp
- Wet and dry adhesives
- Printed journal block