Monday, April 25, 2011


Hard to believe it's almost been 2 years since my "Puppy Luv"

or "the BIG dog" as some called him became an Angel.

When I drew this image I was thinking of all of our people friends that grieve at the loss of the family pet; believe me I know, they truly can become part of your family.

Pet Loss/ Sympathy cards are in demand.

As I colored "Jethro" I realized I game him "Whatchamacallit" ears (yes, I really do have a heaven sent German Shepherd named Whatchamacallit.

(his debut in the stamp world involved feathers! )

As I further pondered the ears I drew, I decided that when I 12 year old dog earns his wings and a super plush cloud, he probably reverts back to his spry puppy days; so the one floppy ear is O.K. :) even though Jethro's were always big, UP and pointy.

Jethro by ARTish

I was inspired by this sketch from... Paper Works Co.

The color inspiration of Blue, beige, white (although I flipped the doses of white and beige/brown) from... Sketchy Colors

and these two challenges:

Creative Inspirations DIGI Day
Little Claires DesignsAnimals

to create this...

The best big black shiny nose there ever was.

Jethro definitely was...

I know he is a happy dog now. I'm grateful for all of the years full of memories we had together; I could probably write a novel!

If you click on my eBay link above, Sienna has turned zipper flowers into barrettes for a cause! She is benefiting Police dogs so they may have protective vests.

The second of the Monday Whatnot's...what's not to Love

digi release from Paper Pretties

is Sweet Treats by ARTish

Treat yourself to some fabulous ideas

by the rest of the digi design team today and tomorrow at...
Paper Pretties

Have an awesome week!!!


  1. Tish, Jethro was such a handsome fellow..Yes we do Love our Furbabys!!! Really cute digi..

  2. It is so amazing that you shared part of your process with us...Jethro was one handsome dog!! What a wonderful tribute to awesome card!

  3. if there's an afterlife where we aren't re-united with our beloved pets, then it isn't heaven. I don't want to go to a place that doesn't take pets.

  4. gorgeous card! thanks for mparticipating in this week's sketch, i always love your take on it! I lost my dog last october during a tragic accident. thanks for this image!

  5. Your creation is incredible! The love that was put into your illustration is definitely apparent! What a lucky dog he must have been. Fabulous job!

  6. WOW! What a wonderful image! And your card is great too :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


  7. What a cute card, thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

  8. This must be the cutest dog ever:)
    A beautiful card!

    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck.
    Hugs, Marianne:)

  9. Fabulous crd Artish, love that pooch, fantastic acolade. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x