Saturday, June 19, 2010

Outside The Lines










Hello Weekend TJ'ers! It's Kathie McGuire here on your papercrafting Saturday to share a technique from 12/09 called Coloring Outside The Lines. I morphed it a tad by coloring in my image, but the COTL technique is something that I love to add. To me, it makes my image a bit more complete without the interference of a busy background. It always reminds me of a little "glow" around my image. I like it!

This card and gift box set was made for a friend who lost a dear little furry friend just recently. She adored this dog, so I thought this would help ease a bit of the pain of the death of her companion. Although the gift box doesn't have a TJ technique, I thought you might enjoy seeing the whole project. My friend told me that she put her dog's collar in the box and has it on her desk along with the card. I think papercrafting is one of most wonderful ways to give a personalized gift to someone in need of a little cheer, don't you? And TJ techniques have helped me in so many ways to make my projects more special.

The image is colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.

Thanks for looking; I hope you've enjoyed the project.

Kathie

14 comments:

Terry said...

I love your card and gift box! Such a clever gift! As a lover of dogs, I know your friend will truly appreciate your kind gesture!

Diana said...

This is such a fun card .....your friend will love this cute set :)
Thanks

Michele said...

very cool creation!

Kristy C said...

That is adorable Kathie! I love it!

Anonymous said...

K.I.S.S

Studio Z said...

Looks great!!

I recently bought some Gamsol to blend with... how do you like it?

Delores

Beth Norman said...

I love this set. The dog and the DP help to make your project wonderful.

Deborah said...

I love the way you did your card and the gift box was a wonderful idea also. It really was done very well. xoxoxo

Sandra said...

WOW! That is great!
Sandra

Hetty said...

What a adorable set, Kathie. I think I need a dog now.....!

cathy said...

Cute gift set.

wwilloww said...

Oh,I can hardly think about losing a pet, it is just so difficult. You made not just an adorable gift but also a very thoughtful one!!! How sweet that she put her dog's collar in the box you made for her!!

Ali Manning said...

What a fun gift set - it turned out great!

JP Card Crazy said...

Awww so cute!!! Great idea too!!