Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm So Lucky

There's a little history behind this card that I need to share with you. First, I saw a super cute patriotic house mouse card on my blogger friend Lorraine's blog here. I love me some House Mouse stamps, but I don't have that particular one, so I asked if she would consider swapping some HM images so I could get my inky fingers on it... she said yes (how cool is that?)! The images came, and that very same day another blogger friend, Holly, posted a card on her blog here where she used Copics on her House Mouse image.

Wait... what? Copics on a House Mouse? I was ALL over that! I love those little critters, but they take for-bloody-ever to color properly with prismacolors, so they don't see much ink.

Here is my second attempt at the images that were sent to me (the first attempt - with a different stamp - is en route to its recipient, so I can't post it yet!). I just love the way this turned out! That Baroque Motifs set is coming in so handy these days. I just used it with Winobella too for a super cute card that I'll show you soon.

The sentiment is actually one stamp, but I inked it in two steps with my black Stampin' Write marker so I could have half outside and half inside (dots are hand drawn). I kind of wish the font was a little more scripty, but oh well. After seeing my uploaded picture I also have realized I need to add some purple flowers to the vine inside my card as well.

What do you think of that cute little mouse? Aren't the colors sooo vibrant? I love it! I colored the sky with Robin's Egg Blue, and then pulled some of the color off in spots with my Colorless Blender. All in all, I don't think it's too shabby for a first (well, technically second) attempt! Big thanks to Lorraine for the enabling and Holly for the images.

Oh - and speaking of Holly - while you're on her blog, click the "Chesney's Images" label on the left. Those cards are all made with pictures that her INCREDIBLY talented daughter DREW. I kid you not. It's amazing. The one at the bottom of this post is my favorite so far (lol!)!

Last, but not least, check out Maria's blog candy!

Stamps: Oh Lucky Day (Stampabilities), Sentiment (Stampa Rosa), Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: StazOn Black, Garden Green, Orchid Opulence (both were stamped off on a separate piece of paper first)
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Orchid Opulence
Other: Black Stampin' Write marker, Copic Markers, Paper Piercing

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Cris A said...

Great job with the copics!

Courtney Fowler said...

This is beautiful... and so sweet!

Lorraine said...

Sarah, this is adorable. Great job with the copics, I couldn't believe how much faster the coloring went. It's all in the blending, which you did splendidly. Thanks so much for sharing with me!

Lorie said...

That is absolutely adorable! I too just love the depth of the colors...just beautiful!

Holly said...

Hey Sarah! Thanks for mentioning my blog! I love your little house mouse card! It's amazing how much faster the coloring goes with copics isn't it? You did a great job on your sky! I usually chalk the sky because the large area intimidates me using copics.

Dani said...

Fantastic job coloring in the image! Looks great!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I love it. Super job!

Tracy said...

This is adorable! I love the colors! You did a great job coloring this little guy!

Sue said...

Another great job, I like how you had a clover off of the main image as well as tying in the purple flowers!

Allison said...

Terrificly that you stamped inside too!

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