Monday, November 22, 2010

Cause and Effect

Good day everyone!

This week I am the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room.
The Week #37 challenge is "Pick a Cause"...create a card or project in honor of your favorite cause/charity.

Boy did I have a hard time choosing just one as 
I have several that are near and dear to my heart.
Organ Donation (Mom received a kidney after being on dialysis for 3 years), 
The American Heart Association (This year Dad had two open heart surgeries within 3 months of each other),
Diabetes Awareness (runs on both sides of my family and I was diagnosed in May),
and the list goes on.

In the end, I chose to make a card to promote pet adoption.
At work I see many animals that are turned into the city kennels for one reason or another.  Maybe they are lost with no identification tags, the owners found that their pet was more than they could handle or they were abused and removed from their owners.
Whatever the reason, these souls deserve a second chance at finding a loving home.
With so many to choose from, why not consider checking out your
local shelter/kennel for your next pet.
Also, don't forget to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered!

Now, without further ado, here is my creation.

"Second hand animals make first class pets"


As I am new to making cards, I like to try different techniques with each one I create.
This particular one is a frame card.  I really love the dimension that it has but
unfortunately it does not show up well when photographed.
The background is recessed, the dogs were then added with pop dots, as was the banner
at the top and then the roses were adhered to the frame.
In person it actually looks like a mini shadow box.


  It may be hard to see but, the cat has his legs/paws wrapped around the dogs shoulders.
I just loved the picture and thought it was perfect for this card.
Kind of like the cat is saying "We're all in this together".



I adore the soft watercolor look of the papers I used.
They are from Raspberry Road.
The roses are all handmade by me to match the colors of the papers.
I dyed them using Marvy LePlume markers and hairspray.
I really love making the roses and watching them come to "life" with each
layer of petals that are added.

Well, that's all for now!


Until next time, 

2 comments:

Emily Branch said...

Absolutely PRECIOUS!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and I love shelter pets!! Such a fantastic design!

kelly said...

This is lovely card. Great cause. We love our Labrador who was obtained from an animal shelter.

Kelly

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