Thursday, 4 February 2021

Zeph the Border Collie

I first spotted a photo of Zeph the blue merle border collie on the Fancying France blog. June, Zeph's owner, often posts gorgeous picture of him, one of which caught my eye. Therefore I was delighted when June contacted me and asked if I could make a birthday card for her husband with Zeph on it!
"I would like the card to feature Zeph and my husband's two main hobbies, field hockey and tennis" June wrote. It was a simple brief and I couldn't wait to get to work! I made a sketch of Zeph, breaking down the beautiful colours and pattern of his coat and paying extra special attention to his different coloured eyes and black and pink nose.
Zeph was of course the centrepiece of the card but I made sure to include June's other requests too. A tennis racket can be seen to one side of him, whilst a layout of a hockey pitch and hockey stick are on the other.
June seemed very happy with the card. "I just wanted to say how delighted I was with the card. My youngest son (of 23) was equally impressed and couldn’t get over the likeness of Zeph." She then let me know that the card was a big hit and that she plans to frame it "as it's so special".
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16 comments:

Maya Kuzman said...

Wow! You turned the photo into a masterpiece card! I love it!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Awesome creativity!

Tamar SB said...

Oh wow, the dog turned out amazing!

Meditations in Motion said...

Beautiful! My grandson's best friend is a border collie! :)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

He's so cute!

VeggieMummy said...

Zeph looks a real sweetie. Well done on capturing all those colours. xx

Karen Dennis said...

I love this, you are very talented #pocolo@_karendennis

Joanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

June de Silva- said...

I love this post but I might be biased! It was very interesting to see the stages that are gone through to make the cars. #PoCoLo

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What a delightful card! Well done! Have a grand day!

Jayne said...

Look at the detail on Zeph! Just fantastic. Another beautiful card Lisa. x

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Lisa,
you mastered the different colours in Zeph's coat. :)
Happy Sunday!

Sol said...

Aww, it's so cute! <3

junie-jesh said...

Great likeness of Zeph, Lisa! People is one thing, but animals altogether different! You are so courageous, tackling anything that comes your way! Now you have shown this card, I wonder if you will start getting requests for cards with people's pets:):) Many thanks for sharing Zeph with All Seasons, Jesh

Chickenruby said...

amazing likeness of Zeph, I love how you've captured his cartoon side. Thanks for joining in with #pocolo

Stephanie 139a said...

That's brilliant - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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