Birthday Shepherd

 I haven't been coloring for a while, but I decided to get back to my roots and color an animal.  If you know me well, you know my passion is animals.  I have not done many lately.  Doing design work usually leads me in other directions.  This image is by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I have colored it at leas three times before.  This one is colored with Copics and Arteza Pencils.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter 
Animal Friends Challenge - Dogs
Crafter's Cafe - Animal
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Animal Magic
As You Like It - Fav Bird or Beast
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday


  1. Wow, ganz wundervoll!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  2. Nobody in the world can color animals as well as you! He looks so real you wait for him to bark!! Awesome card, my friend!!

  3. WOW! This german shepard is beautiful. I love love love how you colored him! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our challenge.

  4. OMG your coloring is AMAZING and absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Gorgeous! Your coloring on this guy is over the top perfect. Fabulous card!

  6. This is stunning Diane, hope everything is getting a little better for you. Marlene

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  8. Thanks for joining us this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! What a beautiful card! This critter is simply majestic! Love it!

  9. Beautiful card. Your colouring is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe.
    Narelle DT

  10. Diane, OMG your colouring is amazing. I love the mix of copics and pencils :)

  11. Oh wow Diane! This is just amazing! You have got him looking like he is about to move. What great coloring. So nice to see an entry on your blog again.
    Hugs Monica

  12. We are partial to shepherds, and love ours! Your coloring is just amazing, Diane! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  13. Wonderful colouring, great card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Animals and ATC" challenge.

  14. You're a true artist, this is amazing and so beautiful, you have shown the heart of the dog, LOVE it. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  15. WOW, beautiful animal. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  16. Oh wow, your colouring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  17. Wow this is stunning Diane, coloured so beautifully and I love the papers that work so well with this lovely image. xx

  18. It's just gorgeous, Diane. I personally like to color with alcohol markers and shade with colored pencils. And I do not do it much at all and I should! You have done a fab job. xox

  19. Hey, Diane, I just dropped by to check on you and saw this awesome card! Beautiful work! You definitely have mad coloring skills!
    Chana Malkah

  20. Diane, sorry to hear about your health problems, I hope you are up and about soon.
    Hugs Christine


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