These gorgeous colors of orange and black run along her back and her tail like they were poured over her, leaving her tummy and most of her face & legs all white. She is super stunning! She has an attitude, but Gwamma (that’s me) doesn’t let that get in the way of love and kisses. : )
Marcy and her best-friend/sister, Greta (85 lb German Shepherd) lived with us for many months until my daughter was completely settled and ready to bring them home with her. I spent a lot of time getting to know little Marcy, so her growling scare tactic, even today, doesn’t deter me much. She loves her Gwamma – no matter what she says! LOL
I wanted to use bold colors, so I looked at my Graphic 45 Couture collection and fell in love with the page full of flowers & leaves set on a jet black background. This became my color inspiration to show case Marcy’s vivid markings. After seeing an impressive layout a good friend of mine recently made on a solid black background, I knew this was the way to show off Marcy’s beauty. Thanks for the inspiration, Lorna!
I chose 3 colors of cardstock from various collections to add some punched strips on the main page.
A few color-matching flowers, butterflies, bling and the title completed this LO. The chipboard title and the bling are from Want2Scrap. Using alcohol inks, a clear flourish bling became terra cotta and cute paw prints turned into pitch black. I heat embossed the title with a verdigris color because I love the green-blue patina tone as well as the specks of black in it.
Here is a close up of the mixture of stunning colors against black. I LOVE it!
Thanks so much for viewing! I sure love my Marcy and am so happy that I have this fabulous photo of her.
Have a wonderful day! Lisa : )
Recollections – Black cardstock & ‘Habitat’ collection green paper; orange & golden bling
Graphic 45 – ‘Couture’ collection – 8x8 paper (12x12 page name: Gorgeous)
DCWV - ‘Mariposa’ collection cardstock
Martha Stewart – punches ‘Swirling Lace’ & ‘Cherish’
Want2Scrap – custom chipboard title; Finesse flourish bling; Paw prints bling
Ranger – Antiquities embossing powder “Verdigris’
Tim Holtz – alcohol inks “Terra Cotta” & “Pitch Black”
ColorBox Catseye pigment inks – Teal, Butterscotch, Picante
Recollections – butterfly 3D sticker
Ashland – Fall velvet butterfly
Flowers: Prima, Martha Stewart, Recollections, The Paper Studio