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Ike did - that's who!

Take a look at Ike's World Challenge (here) to see the cutest BOWS creations, both from the Designers and in the Entries.
You can find Ike's Doggies at Ike's Store (here).

For my bulldog, I decided to try my hand at an art style my good friend creates with - pebbles, rocks and boulders.

Well!  Let's say this is not my medium.  Oh my goodness - you should have heard me cursing each and every little pebble I picked up.  First, using my thingidoodle that you make holes for brads, then my tweezers (of every sort) then subserving to what my friend uses - toothpicks.

I tried putting a collar bow of glue on my doggie.  UGH GRRR !&*$(#!

Then I put a blob of glue on my table and dabbed, picked up the pebble and placed (or NOT!)  They stick to the tweezers, toothpick, and not the paper!

My friend Michelle, on the other desk in my Craft Room was mildly sympathetic to my ("@^*&%!") every 2 seconds.

The art piece took me an hour, this little (bleep bleep) bow took 3 hours. Mind you, Netflix was going on right in front of me, but still - FR-UST-ER-A-TING - to no end!

So, what is this to say?

I like the outcome somewhat but what I really learned is this.  You can love what another person does, watch them do it with ease - but massive concentration in my friend's case - but that does NOT mean it is your medium, meant for you to create with, akin to your creative soul.

Oh, I know - you might be thinking "patience, time to learn it, start at the beginning or give yourself a break!"

But - NOPE!

I know when a size 9 shoe is WAY TO BIG for my size 7 foot.

And sometimes, acceptance is the best route. GRRR.

Or, in my case last night, stand up proudly, look those little fricken pebbles right in the eyes and say "@!$%^# - and there it shall be."

In the end though, Praise G-d I am done, I do hope you like my itsy bitsy pebbles and glue and pearl BOW!

My saving Grace here is that the FOCUS is Ike's Digital Doggie that I thoroughly enjoyed coloring!!!

Bless You!

 all ends up in Sunshine!
Thanks G-d.


  • 613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - #193 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Totally Technical
  • Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E, Winner and Top Picks - January - Anything Goes with optional twist Anything Goes!  
  • CD Sunday -2W, must use something from a CD - Make it Male (W2 of 2)  
  • Come and Get It W3E No Designer Paper
  • Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - M 1st Sunday, E3, See Blog (sporadic challenge posts) (left comment 1/22 asking 1st or 1st Sun, etc)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #223 Four Legged Friends
  • Penny Black and More – M, no digis3E – January - Anything Goes
  • Pile It On - 2W - Use theme & at least one other challenge - #125 Quotable - Inspired by a quote/lyric/saying (W1 of 2)
  • The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E #1 Anything Goes (Jan 15) ? Ending Feb 5?
  • We Love 2 Create  - 2W, 2E, F, SIO - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes


  1. Wow fabulous artwork! That's 3 hours well spent as the result is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  2. Hi Samara. I love what you have done and loved reading your description. It certainly made me smile but can you tell us which CD you used please.
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Fantastic mixed media creation. Your post made me smile too!!! The image is wonderful of the dog and you have made a great collar from the tiny stones.....well done and thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

  4. loved reading through the description you posted on making your masterpiece, I think it was worth every second it took. Thank you for joining in our challenge at CD Sunday

  5. Fabulous piece love the colouring on the dog Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  6. Oh wow this is great, loving the collar. The background is amazing too. Had a good chuckle reading your rant lol.
    Thanks for joining us over at GLITTER 'N' SPARKLE.
    Jean DT x

  7. Lol, I can understand exactly what you mean. But in the end, love the way the bow turned out. Thanks for sharing at Angie’s Digital Stamps and hope to see you again. Good luck.
    - Khushboo Gandhi, DT

  8. Fabulous art journal page! Thanks for joining us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

  9. Great work and the pebbles look fab too.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x