Saturday, 9 July 2011

One-layer with legs...

I'm late with my Less is More entry this week as it was our summer BBQ at work yesterday which I organise so I've not been online since Wednesday as I've been up to my eyeballs in burgers and veggie koftas - a BBQ for 50 catered single-handed takes quite a lot of doing!  I log on today to do my post and my whole world is upside down - WHAT DID THEY DO TO BLOGGER?????  I am so confused - it took me 20 minutes just to get into my blog - I'm going to have to do some serious button pressing later to find where they hid everything.

Anyway, enough moaning, while I was waiting for a long soaky bath to run this afternoon after the BBQ clean-up, I checked out this weeks challenge on LIM, which is a one layer card featuring something with legs.  As I'm also entering Crissy Armstrongs current DT challenge I decided to use one of my favourite of her images - Buster the bulldog.


As this is one-layer week at LIM, I decided to do him very simply as I've coloured him before this way on kraft card and knew it works really well.  I've just used 4 shades of brown, grey and a hint of cream faber castel pencils on buster and blended them with sansoder and blending stumps.  A green colour, a little green grass to ground the image and his sentiment in a matching green finish him off nicely.  If you like Buster, check out Crissy's challenge and all her other amazing images - she captures the expression in animals especially so well.


Off to check out what the rest of the LIMettes have been up to this week - I've missed my morning LIM fix :-(

Craftilicious x

26 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Tara. Perfect for the challenge. I`ve not had a problem with blogger, just the odd comment I can`t leave. I hope it doesn`t go like last time.
    Lynne xxx

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  2. This is gorgeous Tara, fab image. Hope you feel better now xx Jan

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  3. Oh he is so fun!! Great card~

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  4. Aaah! Buster is a proper cutie and I love the colouring directly on the kraft card stock. Very impressed at your single-handed catering for 50!

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  5. Great fun card, fabulous image
    Beryl x

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  6. You made Buster look adorable. I love the simple look of this card too. Well done!

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  7. A fab card - love it!

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  8. I WANT Buster!!! Adorable card

    Kathyk

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  9. Tara - Buster couldn't look more fed up if he tried!!! This really made me smile. Lovely image, beautifully coloured. It's great.

    As for Blogger - I rather like the new look - and once you get used to it, it's fine. However, everytime they tweak it, something plays up!!

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  10. BTW - well done on doing a BBQ for 50 on your own!!! Mad woman!

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  11. You deserve a break after all that catering! Glad it went well. Great card with another fab image. Zx

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  12. He's lovely, A super card. xx

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  13. Great colouring Tara and a super card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. Aw! poor Buster, but you have made him so real, love it.

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  15. Aw I love him he is so cuddly reminds me of my Rosy ( French Bulldog ) great image and lovely colours.

    Marie

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  16. Brilliant card, he looks so grumpy!

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  17. FAB card, love that doggie!
    Super cute
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  18. How cute! Love the card you made:-,thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
    Michele

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  19. What an expression! Love the colouring onto Kraft. x

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  20. Tara, that dog is just adorable...and the quote couldn't be more perfect!! Love the coloring you did! Looks awesome! My Card

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  21. your colouring is so perfect!

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  22. Great job with the colouring. He does look fed up. The sentiment matches his expression exactly.

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  23. Aw, that is a great card and a great sentiment! Love it! Coloring is awesome! Too cute! See ya over at digidarla.com!

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  24. Fab card Tara...he so reminds me of 'Butch' from the Tom and Jerry cartoons:)
    Jenny x

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  25. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time big hugs love pops x

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