We've got a special release at STAMPlorations - extra-special to me, because it's one of my designs! Meet The Bee's Knees Pets, a combination of images and tongue-in-cheek sentiments. I've made a couple of cards for you, and you need to visit STAMPlorations blog to see some more wonderful creations.
For this first card, I used the cat image, colouring with Distress Markers. I had a diecut frame on my desk begging to be used, so I stamped a background with the Distressed Damask background stamp to make it look like wallpaper to hang my cat portrait on, and added a sentiment from my set.
For this second card, I used the sheepdog image and just coloured it with Black Soot and a paintbrush, with a touch of tattered rose. The stick is actually the string/twine for the jar in the Vignette: Eclectic Florals set. You can see below where I got my inspiration for this image. Florence isn't very good at catching sticks - I think she needs glasses!