Saturday, November 14, 2009

IC206, OCC Whimsical Vintage

Our November hostess, Jennifer Meyer, has challenged the OCC to a postcard challenge. Use the sketch layout as your inspiration. Just have fun with the challenge - we can't wait to see what you come up with!!

There is no time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

First, my apologies that I am late today. It's been a frantic kind of week. The fault of my tardiness lays squarely on the shoulders of this big, beautiful girl;

Doesn't she have a lovely face?!! She was attacked by a porcupine - totally provoked mind you. She was running on her own on the reservation and anything smaller than her was lunch. She was rescued and the quills and subsequent injuries were all taken care of. She had been adopted for a grand total of 3 hours, and was returned to my rescue organization because she was a little fierce toward another smaller dog. I don't know if this girl has dog aggression or is just predatory.

The last puppy in my possession from our most recent litter went home today and this rottie mix came to us 2 days ago. She has been a lot of work, but we haven't seen any of the aggressive/predatory behaviour that others have seen. We didn't take any chances though, so she has only been introduced to our house this morning after Lily left. This morning as well, a beautiful young lady who has claimed great affection for Lady Bea came to see her, and we walked Lady Bea together to see if it was a good match. Oh HAPPY DAY!!!! Lady Bea's new person will be coming by every day for the next 2 weeks to work with us with Lady Bea so she won't be bounced around any more. She will go to her forever home, this time forever.

And in the midst of a week of dog shifting, training me to deal with aggressive dog behaviour, puppy house training and much clean up, I did this card for today's OCC challenge;

I was almost done last night before I unceremoniously booted from my studio. Lady Bea and Lily are crated in there because it's more insulated from the rest of the house so the night time howling doesn't keep us all up. I was so close to being done though.

I couldn't decide if I should go vintage or whimsical, so I did a little bit of both. *grin* I used this week's Inspiration Challenge to move me toward the whimsical/vintage balance based on this fab jewellry.

I tried colouring the snowmen like the folk art wooden ones I've seen around, but I think they look like they've spent a week on a beach in fiji instead! *snort* Maybe they have been standing around too long and are a little mud splattered? Anyhoo, in the midst of everything, I got 'er done.

The rest of the OCC design team did some really wonderful stuff, so check it out using the links on the side.

stamps; north pole (basic grey), flaky friends, winter post (SU!), sentiment (whipper snapper)
paper; wassail (basic grey)
ink; black soot, antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut ink distress ink (ranger)
accessories; rectangle, tags5 nesties (spellbinders), twill ribbon (martha stewart), satin ribbon (offray), button brads (making memories), prismacolours


Melissa said...

First of all , I love your creation! That snowman stamp is so cute and as usual, your card is awesome!

Second, you have a big heart!My husband and I took animals in for years. We will do it again once our little guys get older. I know it's a big job to take in animals for a while. Hugs for being so kind!

i {heart} papers said...

Aww, she's gorgeous and so is your card!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Your card is beautiful Loretta, I just LOVE the vinatage glow and the wonderful design!

God bless you and your family for opening your home to all those adorable fur babies!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love your post card, Loretta. Flakey Friends is such an old favorite of mine. Beautiful job sponging - so nice and even. Mine always seems blotchty but yours is perfect!

Amazing rescue work you are doing with the doggies! It takes a special person to do that kind of work.

Blessings & hugs,

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta - I can tell she kept you busy - LOL!!! She does have a sweet face...I hope she will turn around and adapt to her new surrounding!!!
Anyway - your challenge card is gorgeous!!! Well done!!! Hugs ~S~

Velta said...

LOL. Loretta ~ I have laughed at your post...I do not know how you take care of these animals...I mean my best friend is my Keshond/Austrailan Shepherd...and I adore animals...but you seem to get into all kinds of scrapes and messes...and yes, she does have a beautiful face...with that face, how can she be in a bad mood??? Love this snowman stamp...It looks very vintage to me, but I, like you adore the whimsy. Take care my friend!!

Conniecrafter said...

so cute, I really like the way you colored them, great card!

fuzzy wuzzy said...

I love the card (as always). My hat goes off to you - all that work with puppies & training, & then to have to put a "problem child" in the mix, not to mention all your family & sickness etc. And THEN you find time to make cards!! I'm glad you are feeling better- I was worried as I hadn't heard from you. See you Friday.

carol h said...

Bless you for caring for all these dogs that have no one else. You and your family are angels. I visit your blog often, love the cards, but especially love following the stories of your momma dogs, puppies, and family. Bless you again for all you do for those who have no choice.

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo beautiful, Loretta!! Love the vintage feel to this card!!

audrey said...

so beautiful<3

Jenny Gropp said...

So glad Lady Bea is gonna have a good stable home and will not be harassing any more porcupines!!
Lovely cards, Loretta -- as always!!

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