Friday, December 21, 2012

Bulldog Domino Ornaments

This year I did more of my domino ornaments (you can see the step-by-step tutorial HERE) and instead of Santas and vintage Christmas elements, I featured festive bulldogs!  I absolutely love the breed and have been a "Bully Momma" for about 25 years.  Since we lost our Millie in October, things are pretty lonely around here.  Someday soon we'll be welcoming another sweet bulldog but until then, I  poured the love into creating these ornaments for a special person.  She is the director of DETROIT BULLDOG RESCUE and does so much for these lovable pups.  Hope she likes them! 
I used two stamps for the top ornament.  I cut the hat off of a vintage Santa stamp--it fit perfectly!  The bone was a brass charm that I cut the shank off of and then pearlized with alcohol ink.  I attached it with Glossy Accents.  I also put the alcohol ink on the brass bell.
Can you tell I'm partial to the white bullies?  Two of my dogs--Louie & Millie--were almost all white.  Millie had a brown patch over her eye (which had gone to white in her old age) and a brown spot on her lower back.  Louie had the most awesome black freckles on his ears!   For this ornament I colored the eye in with brown alcohol ink using the tip of my craft knife.
This bully is waiting under the mistletoe.  I used red Stickles on the berries for extra sparkle and added silver accents with a metallic pen.
For this ornament, I didn't think the wording was dark enough so I went over it with gold and black pens.  The paw is a charm with the shank removed.  It was brass so I used bronze alcohol ink to change the color.
Ornaments entered into these Challenges:


Paper Squirrel said...

These are AWESOME! I just love them and I'm sure the recipient will treasure them always.

May said...

oh wow - these are absolutely fantastic - I love the beaded edges and all the detail. They will be SO fantastic - I'd love to see a whole mini-tree full of them! Thank you for taking the time to join our challenge and sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Jo said...

These are fabulous! love the bead borders!