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!