Monday, August 11, 2014

CC#3C - Dog Days of Summer

Faded Layers, page 58 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III, Linda and the Curiosity Crew have us opening our books to challenge #8. The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the generous sponsor for this challenge and offers a $25 store voucher and another chance to win a surprise package from Tim and Mario.


My Faded Layers was totally inspired by Lisa's Blogger Challenge this week, "Dog Days of Summer" and that was the excuse I needed to use this fun stamp by Sutton Enterprises (I think). It was given to me by a local friend some time back. I am also linking this up to Inspiration Journal's August challenge of "Anything Goes."


I followed the lesson in the book, which you need to play along as we will not give up details. The stencils I used are Rays, Dots and School House and alcohol inks of summer colors, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Watermelon.

The imaged was stamped with Black Archival and I did some watercoloring using markers, some light stenciling, antiquing with Distress inks and then that flicking of water to cool down that dog.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are all doing well and happy. Just a little while ago, I learned of the passing of Robin Williams and how sad that a man who made so many people laugh, was with so much pain. Many people are with so much pain and hold so much inside and just can't get past the depression or the challenges of life. My heart goes out to his family and friends and to all of those who have lost a loved one who just could not see past the darkness.

30 comments:

2amscrapper said...

Robin would have enjoyed the humor in this tag--love the word disk with the stamped image and your touch of flicked water...perfect!

Susan said...

Yes, Terry, Robin would have laughed at your darling tag! What an upbeat and fun piece! i love it. love the stencils you used to go with the fun dog as well as the ideology oiece.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tag, the warm summer sun in the background is just right. Hugs, Valerie

Michele said...

fab color! delightful tag... xo

Sharon said...

Oh wow Terry this is amazing - I am such a dog lover - this is just perfect!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry and just see the heat of summer coming of your tag! (Please send some over her...)The dog stamp just finishes it off so well and the faded layers themselves look fantastic!

Netty said...

Love your tag Terry with its great humour. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Redanne said...

Love your gorgeous, vibrant tag Terry, just full of summer warmth (which we seem to have lost over here) and the dog stamp is delightful! It is a real tonic!

Robin's passing is a real shame, he was a great actor and had such wonderful timing. Pain is never easy to cope with, especially the relentless kind.... Hugs, Anne xx

Cardgenie said...

Terry, your tag is gorgeous - it made me smile on a wet and windy British summers day! The background colours are vibrant and I love the contrast between that and the dog piccie. Your faded layers are awesome - I really struggled to get mine to show up so I'm very envious!! Love it! Jean.x

Pam said...

This is too fun! Love the background, and that adorable image!!
Robin's passing is very sad, I've been down that road before.....

Chris Warner said...

A fab tag Terry, vibrant and fun, love the dog image. >;o) Just heard the news about Robin myself, very, very sad, such a huge loss. Chris xxx

Artfully challenged said...

Wonderful fun tag Terry. I feel like that myself when it's too warm!

Really sad about Robin,a great loss :(

Hugs
Donna xx

1CardCreator said...

What a fun tag this is terry, love the background and the splashes of water marking are perfect with this adorable image. ~Diane

Mrs.B said...

Love this vibrant tag, and the dog stamp is such a fun image.
Avril xx

Ira Huberts said...

Such sad sad news about Robin Williams indeed... Just shows that you cannot always see beneath that smile... What does make me smile, however, is your fun tag, the image is fab! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Anita Houston said...

No kidding! LOVE the stencils you used and that image is priceless! LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining us on this cool challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

:D Fantastic - Thanks for the big smile on my face.

Meggymay said...

A real fun image and a super Tag. I wish my Meg would have her coat dried like this when wet.
Yvonne x

Beth said...

absolutely stunning GF I love the color on the tag so vibrant and that image is so fun.
Hugs

Candy C said...

Hey Terry! Your tag is so "dog-gone" cute! I love your faded layers background using Tim's rays stencil. The colors are so vibrant and look fantastic! That dog stamp is the cutest thing ever! I love it and your "breathe" philosophy tag. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, I love your vibrant background, Terry. Such a fun image, too, with that sweet little guy. It's terribly sad about Robin and my heart goes out to all who deal with such pain. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Hettie said...

I just LOVE this tag Terry. That stamp is brilliant. Brilliant.
Hugs
xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

LOL - I absolutely love that doggie, he is making me smile.
Such a great tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Kate said...

So cute! I love that dog chillin by the fan. Awesome tag, Terry.

Electra said...

What a GREAT tag, Terry! Love the movement you have created for the fan!!

Shirley Chillman said...

This is a wowser TT so bold bright and very funny.

My dogs are off to the poofy parlour tomorrow for their regular cut and shampoo so how apt is this tag. lol

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wonderful...impressive colours and that hotdog looks great, such a nice tag Terry!
Greetings, Alie

butterfly said...

Oh, what fun! A different look for you, but you wear it well! Love that bold vivid red, and the image is just enchanting!
Alison xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, you rock! First off, this is one of my favorite pieces EVER. and second, you won the Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsor prize for this challenge. I cheered when your number came up, girl! CONGRATS!!!

Big hugs,
Linda

Heather Smith said...

I love your background and the use of the faded layers. What a cute tag! Thank you for sharing this with us at Inspiration Emporium this month.