Friday, September 3, 2010

Iris Folded Long Haired Dauschund

One of my three pups is a long haired dauschund. I absolutely love his personality and his beautiful fur. He does not like to keep still and his goal in life is to "seek and destroy" much to the dismay of the critters living around the yard! Except for one kind, which was his last hunting trip. Peppy Le Pew did not give in as easily as the others do, YIKES!!! Right in the face, a direct shot! I wish I had a photo of him to share with you, but he just does not keep still long enough, lol. He kind of looks like this:

I purchased this fantastic pattern from Sylvia Griffin's site called "Iris Folding for a Cause". All the proceeds go to her granddaughter, Aileena, who has downs syndrome. You can read all about it on her site. If you are new to iris folding, like I am, (or not) I would highly recommend her site.

For the iris folding I used the Ruche Paper from Paper Temptress. It is a rather thick paper which is generally not recommended for iris folding. I really wanted to use it though, because the texture would give a bit of a "fur" look it. To attach the image to the card, I needed to used a double layer of dimensionals since the back ended up so thick. I colored him a bit with a copic marker to give him the darker fur where my doxie has it.

For the inside, I used the part of the pattern that was cut out. Is that the positive or the negative? I can't remember right now, LOL If you click on the photo you will be able to get a good look at the Ruche paper since I used it for the layer under the positive/negative piece.

The embellishments (corners and outlines) are metallic outline stickers. These are so pretty and are perfect for when you don't have a stamp image you like with your project.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
Corrosive Challenge: for the guys
Just Scraps: fussy cuts
Paper Playtime: Old McDonald's Farm which is open to interpretation. (I always think my doxie would be happier on a farm since he loves to chases other animals)
A Crafty Little Place: anything goes
C.R.A.F.T: dogs
Paper Take Weekly: use only 1 of something (I used one iris fold image)

I hope you get a chance to stop in tomorrow, I have some fun information to share with you, {wink} Hope to see you then!


Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Janis said...

That is remarkable! I bet it's fun to see your doxie running around. Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Eiglas said...

Super card - and I mean tale!LOL!"
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

*Vicki* said...

AWWWW!!! I just ADORE this!! WOW!! The Iris folding looks awesome in doxie style!! :) I just posted a photo of my real-life doxie! I love them!! TFS! Have a happy Holiday weekend friend!! HUGS

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything like this. What an interesting paper technique and card design. It really is very COOL! Thanks for sharing this with A Crafty Little Place.


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Sandy !! I have never seen anything like this either !! brilliant !! it must have taken you ages but well worth it ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very cute!! What a great technique!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!

Nicole said...

Wow, what a neat technique! Thanks for playing along at ACLP! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge! Hope to see you again!! Nicole - ACLP DT

Suzi said...

What a fantastic card this is, great iris folding. I must try this technique one day. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

Ettan said...

Super card. I love all your work.

Deanne said...

OMG This is too cute!! I have tried to do Iris folding but I just don't get the hang of should write a tutorial..I would pay to download it!