My name is Irmgard (online still better known as serafeena) and I live near Wiesbaden in Germany. I'm creative at work - but active in this way just since a few years. Working with real paper and tools instead of sitting all day long in front of the screen seemed a nice and relaxing variation to me. It's just fun and there's no limit. On my blog nichtniedlich you can see the results of my inspiration.
My focus? Actually there is none - the craft world is much too colorful, too versatile, too fast moving. I'm frequently fascinated by new stuff, tools, techniques. I guess, this will never end, too ;)
I used a bunting as a basis and a Bigz die to extend it and covered the basis on both sides with scrappaper. Then I started the adornment. Watson on one hand is a real cutie but also sometimes a real punk - and the frame had to show both sides, so: a bit nobel and a bit rough. Therefore the inner frame is done with rough twine, fixed with hot glue which is colored copper afterwards. The light border bow is a perfect contrast. The small wings are also colored copper and fixed on the ground with brads. The name tag is written with Dymo, sticked to a piece of grungeboard, again colored copper on the edges and also the lettering itself. P.S.: the little bones in fact are true dog food - I couldn't resist because they were matching perfectly and are durable for a long time (as long as Watson doesn't become aware of it). But for him a big bag with dog biscuits is still waiting. ;)
I'm sure you'll all agree that Irmgard's project is fabulous and has provided even more inspiration for the current challenge, 'Put a Ribbon on It!' Thank you Irmgard.