Happy Valentine's Day! I've been working on a little Valentine's surprise treat for my coworkers. Most of my coworkers have a dog or cat or both so I thought it would be fun to create some ATC's using Tim Holtz Sizzix "Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs" Cling Stamps and Framelits Die Set. The mini set is a "purrfect" size for ATC's and the coordinating framelits made creating 13 of these much easier! I started with a watercolor background using different shades of red and pink distress inks. I then stamped the dogs and cats with the Misti Stamping Tool. I colored the critters with Copic Markers. I stamped a quick sentiment and added some small hearts punched from the water colored paper. I colored the small hearts with a Wink of Stella brush to add an extra pop of glitter. Each ATC looks different - that's one of the many reasons I LOVE watercoloring!! Here's a peek of them together followed by close ups of each ATC.
I have to admit, creating 13 of these: 10 for my coworkers, 2 for friends and 1 for me, was fun!! Having the coordinating framelits and the Misti Stamping Tool made it so much faster. I'm still working on my Copic Skills so this was GREAT practice.
Here's some close ups of the crazy critters.
I love the grey and pink combo - I used Picked Raspberry for a few of the backgrounds.
Here's the crazy doggies.
I made a few ATC's with the dog below coloring him in different color combinations.
Here's a lighter version of him.
I love how goofy this guy is - he's the party dog!
Here's the last pup.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a crazy, fun Valentine's Day!!