Friday, July 23, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge --- Paper Piecing

Yesterday I was so excited to find that I had won the weekly drawing at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog.  (Thank you, Peggy, for the heads up!)  The prize was an image of my choice and, since I had just fallen head over heels for the new "Angel with a Puppy", that was what I chose. We recently lost our oldest Shih Tzu, Cookie, and I've been wanting to do a special book or memorial photo of her.  This image was my motivation and inspiration for a photo frame.

I covered a plain white 8 x 10 mat with a piece of scrapbook paper showing Cookie's favorite treats. Then I mounted a smaller gold mat behind that to accomodate a 4 x 6 photo of our little girl.  This photo was taken when she was about 12 years old, just before she started to get really sick. She was in need of a haircut, but this was so typical of Cookie, showing her silky hair.

I colored the Angel with Copics, except for her robe and wings which are cut from scrapbook paper of white fluffy clouds on a blue sky.  Then I cut two hearts with my Nesties from the same paper to continue the heavenly illusion.  Her hair is highlighted with gold Spica gel glitter pen and the dress and wings with clear and silver Spica. 

With this precious angel our sweet Cookie is a happy puppy again.  Thank you, Mo, for the perfect illustration to pay tribute to our Cookie, our companion for 13 years. 

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Victoria said...

beautiful card gorgeous image wonderfully coloured x

Elaine L. said...

This is a wonderful idea! She was a very cute dog. Thanks for sharing this with us in Mo's Challenge this week, and congratulations on winning last week!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet.. I love your dog. Looks like mine. Thanks for joining us in the challenge this week.

The Wired Angel said...

Very sweet pic of your pup, Barb. Sorry that he's gone now. They are so special.

Lovely project and fantastic coloring~ Hugs, Peggy x

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful tribute to your special little Cookie....the paper is just perfect and what a darling little image!!!! This is sooo awesome, Barb!!!

Lynette said...

Great frame, Barb. What a nice way to remember Cookie.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Awww, a beautiful project and a wonderful way to remember little Cookie x
Thanks for joining us for Mo's challenge this week x