Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Fuzzy and Warm Friends

This is my final for the "Warm and Fuzzy" Blog and I call it "Fuzzy Friends". It took awhile to settle on my subject, but my dogs were a perfect fit. These two, Dulciana and Nessie, I consider my "Best K9 Friends Forever." They were/are always ready for a warm cuddle and of course they are furry. I knew I wanted to have there picture under the bubble so I took images of them, and worked them in PhotoShop till they fit together and were sized right. I also wanted to color the brass cuff, I had to scuff it up for the paint to stick(and I watched a lot of bsueboutiques's Channel, I just dabbed on a green pearl acrylic paint and liked it, it reminded my of grass. After much "hemming-and hawing" and testing on the inside of the cuff I painted the bezel red/black and spots of yellow. I also wanted to put "fur" under the backside of the cuff, so I got a piece large enough to "test" with. I ended up using a brown art marker to color the white fur. I had a hard time getting the fur on the back of the cuff so I smeared the back in E-6000 to give it firmness yet stay flexible. I then added "paw" prints, that I found in scrap booking supplies, walking across the cuff.
I used; fake fur, art marker, acrylic paint, stick-on paw prints and the cuff kit form Bsueboutiques. This was a big stretch for my creativity and I am happy with the out come.

The following artists also participated in the blog hop.

Warm Fuzzies Blog Hop

1. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
2. Brenda Sue Landsdowne, B'sue Boutiques
3. Harry Wood, OscarCrow Handmade Jewelry
4. Georgene Lockwood, Sylvana Vintage Designs
5. Kate Mulligan, Organic Tea by Kate (hosted by FryeStyle)
6. Mike Mulligan, Organic Tea by Kate (hosted by FryeStyle)
7. Linzi Alford, MagPie In The Sky Designer Jewellery
8. Jeannie K Dukic, Jewelry By Jeannie
9. Kris Binsfeld, CherishDesigns
10. Sam Hamp, Insanity Jewelry
11. Deb Bee, Beetique
12. Margaret O'Bryan (hosted by FryeStyle)
13. Joan M Kelly, Cosmik Souls Handcrafted Jewelry, (hosted by FryeStyle)
14. Beth Sacco, Warm and Fuzzy in CA
15. Kelly Allen, Warm and Fuzzy in CA
16. Carla Allen, Warm and Fuzzy in CA


  1. This cuff is so fun and warm. It makes me smile. My daughter is a vet so I will have to show her this. She will love it. Fur, that's so cool. Cute dogs. Thanks Sam for sharing this with us.

  2. Interesting use of materials and defintely fuzzy.

  3. Hi sam , aww I love that your warm fuzzies are you dogs :) . And how cute are those pawprints ?
    come and find me at www.magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.com
    X Linzi

  4. Sam,
    I think you nailed the warm and fuzzy feeling of the challenge! I love puppies too! It is cute how it looks like a mini puppy walked on the cuff! Very creative!

  5. Sam, I just love your cuff. You did a wonderful job with it. Love the fur and paw prints. Really warm and fuzzy!:) Deb

  6. Hi Sam!

    Oh! You did it! I think you captured the warm fuzzies - this piece just warms my heart. What a clever use of fur and that you even went and hand-colored it! Cool! What a nice way to honor your K9 buddies. They look so cute pictured together. Great job!

  7. Hi Sam!

    I think the "warm fuzzies" worked. It's sunny and melting today in Minnesota!

    Thanks again for being an entrant in my first ever blog hop. I am really proud and happy of our creative accomplishments. If you haven't already, please make an effort to stop by and give your other blog hop teammates a "warm fuzzy" with a nice comment. I think we all deserve it for a job well done!

    I wish each of you much success in your artistic activities. You know where I will be hanging out. Please stop by from time to time. You never know, I might just do this again!!