Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The clock struck one, the mouse ran down...hickory dickory dock...

Hey, y'all, happy Wednesday! I'm feeling a bit better, so the stamping therapy must be working! *grin* I have something really fun to show you today, but I am not responsible for any new addictions, k? hehe...

I haven't really gotten into the whole digital thing...I am one of the people who crafts for the process, not necessarily the outcome, kwim? Sure, I love a great hand-made gift to give, but the actual making of it is why I do it...it's a wonderful outlet for me. Ok, sorry, tangent. Back to the point. I saw this card on Paula's blog and had to go check out this amazing artwork she was raving about. HOLY COW! I was in love. With Mo's Digital Pencil. She has some fantastic images in her store, and what I love most is the diversity of her images. And there are lots of boy things! Yay! So, my friends, here is my first card with one of Mo's images...my very favorite and the one that made me suck in my breath and go OOOOOHHH!!!! Are you ready?

I know!!!!! (in my Monica voice) Can you believe how cute this is??? This image is called Not Even a Mouse, and I printed him on Bella's Bestest paper with my HP printer. Then I dusted off my Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits and colored...and colored...and colored... I won't tell you how long it took me to color this, but mostly cause I don't remember. I did it almost 2 weeks ago. Even my hubby was impressed, asking if I printed it like that or if I colored it. *giggle*

So finally I'm making a card out of this cute little guy. First I cut and embossed the image with my Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged the inside with Versamagic Wheat and Chocolate Chip ink before removing the die. I was determined to do this card without a sketch to follow, so I stared blankly at my 5" square Chocolate Chip panel for quite some time. I knew I wanted to use this striped piece of paper from the Earth Love Mini Deck from Cosmo Cricket. I cut a strip (cutting the green and teal out cause they didn't match my image) and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. Then I decided to pull out the green in the image by adding a 4 1/4" square of River Rock cardstock, faux stitched and sponged around the edges with Old Olive and Close to Cocoa. I adhered that to my Chocolate Chip layer, then added the striped piece on top.

Once those things were in place, I was sure I'd be done. But my eyes kept wanting something vertical under the image on the left side. So I chose a piece of retired felt stitched ribbon from last year's Stampin' Up Holiday Mini and adhered that to my card. Still needed a little "something," so I added 3 cross-stitches with twine. I like it! Finally, I mounted the whole thing on a 5 1/4" square Kraft card base.

Well, I hope you enjoy my card today! I'll be back a little later with some Bella goodness, k? Have a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Mercy said...

OMG, shannan...this is so adorable! love the color combo, and you can color like it's nobody's business! beautifully done!

LindaH said...

PICK ME UP OFF THE FLOOR SISTAH! this is stunning! but i know what you mean about taking a long time...i did one...took me 2 hours. after that the energy was sucked out of me and i still don't have it on a card!

Heide said...

OMG!!!!
This is just Darling.....fantastic coloring!
I discovered these images last week and want to buy some but, I need to work the kinks out of my printing technique. It is the operator you know! *grin*

so A"MUSE"D said...

ahh that is such a sweet card! Love those colors!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy Hannah...I just about fell off my chair! My WORD...your coloring is OFF THE HOOK (giggle) on this!! WOWSA!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a lovely card! I have bought a bunch of Mo's images, but I only have 12 Copics, and I'm afraid to buy more until I know if I'm capable of coloring with them! I really need to find a local class....

Dee Dee said...

This is gorgeous! :)

Pinky said...

I have just figured out why my laptop is not always user friendly....it is probably all the drool that gets on the keyboard after looking at your cards!!! Gorgeous Shannan!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

LMBO at the Monica voice!!LOL!! So I will say in best Rachel voice Noooooooo!!!!LOL!!! This is AWESOME Shannan!!! You rocked this image girl!!

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG this is toooo stinkin' cute!! LOVE that coloring...just gorgeous!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Shannan, your coloring on this is just fabulous!! And the colors are fantastic!! What a totally adorable card!!

Meahni said...

This is the same image I eyed out on Mo's, I just LOVE it and now you have made me want it even more. Except maybe for the amount of colouring time needed :-)
GORGEOUS !!!!!

Nicky said...

Shannan, this is gorgeous. You did an incredible job colouring this image. It is fabulous.

Nicky

paulatracy said...

OMG sister!!! this is GORJUSS!!! just sooooo cute and also, on my computer..printed out & on my desk!!! LOVE it!

Kerri said...

WOW Shannan!!! Your coloring is STUNNING, and you are right, this image is adorable!!! Awesome card!

Pam Speidel said...

This is one of those jaw-dropping how did she color this so perfectly cards! WOW!

Joan B said...

beautiful job with an adorable image!

Anonymous said...

Great, great, great (did I say great?).. Great coloring. Ah, it's so beautiful.
Donna M.

Donna said...

this card is SUPER sweet! I also adore your coloring (it just ROCKS) and the stitches are so cute

Debbie said...

Shannan - This is soooooo AMAZING girlfriend! Your coloring ROCKS big time! I wanna be like you when I grow up! Aren't Mo's images just the cutest ever!

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