Thursday, September 11, 2008

Be Yourself


This is one of a handful of House Mouse images I received from my blogger friend Lorraine a few months ago. I think the image is adorable, but I was really at a loss as to what to do with it. I wasn't sure what sentiment to put with it, and was really wishing I had another image so I could cut one (or more) of the mice out and pop them up for a little dimension. I wanted to use my "Hang in There" sentiment from the old SU! set of the same name, but it was too big for the card.

So, given my limitations of only having the one image, and no idea what to do for the sentiment (lol), this is what I came up with! I colored the image (yes, the WHOLE image!) with my copic markers, then added a little zing here and there with my gelly roll pens for highlights. The ribbon is some kind of grosgrain from SU... I don't know, because that was sent to me as a RAK as well (gotta love those Random Acts of Kindness!). It seems to match that blue paper pretty well though, so maybe it's Ballet Blue? Not sure.

What do you think about the card? Cute? How would you like to win it? I figured since it was made up of so many gifts, it would be nice to gift the final product to someone as well. If you'd like to win the card, leave a comment telling me so, and I'll pick a winner at random sometime this weekend, so check back to see if your name is chosen! You don't need to have a blog to leave a comment, and I don't even use word verification so it really couldn't be easier for you!

Details:
Stamps: House Mouse (Unknown), Smarty Pants (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Ballet Blue, Black (Unknown)
Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Creamy Caramel
Other: Copic Markers, 1/8" Circle Punch, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), White and Silver Gel Pens

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16 comments:

Sue said...

Oh my gosh the color on this card just pops! I love the way copics color HM images. They can be so complicated to color! And you know me, I could never pass up a House Mouse card! LOL! Great job!

Mandy said...

This is so super-cute, Sarah! The coloring is so wonderful!

Rach said...

oh my gosh!
This is fantastic, love how you have coloured this gorgeous image, and what a wonderful sentiment. Hugs Rachxx

Kimmie0270 said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! You did an AMAZING job with it. I LOVE it, seriously... I think it might be one of my favorites of yours.

Holly said...

I'd love to have it! Your coloring is superb Sarah, and I like the sentiment you chose.

Lorraine said...

Now I feel bad that I only sent you one stamped image of Pocket fuzz! lol I just threw it in the envelope because I knew that you would do something wonderful with it! The copics are great to work with while coloring the HM's. I did do a comparison of coloring with copics and prismas on a hm image. come visit me and check it out!
I'd be happy to send you more images...

Lorie said...

Ooo...me, me, me! Pick me! I love this card (as I do all your cards!)! You did a seriously wonderful job coloring that image! All the detail is just great! :o)

Kristine said...

I gotta say that although I'm not in love with most HM images, there are a few that are just CUTE AS CAN BE, and this is one of them!! I ADORE this large image so much that I would snatch it up if I saw it in a store! L♥VE your coloring on it--just a really great card SarahB!! =o)

Dani said...

Wowza! Great job coloring! Very cute card, the sentiment is awesome!
What? No pearls on this one? J/K!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is super cute!! Your coloring is fantastic!!

Debby said...

Extremely cute! But you knew that didn't you ;-)

Paper Makeup said...

i LOVE the sentiment! Great job!!!!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

How cute are those little mice. I just love this card! Great job and thanks for sharing it with us.

Catherine said...

WOW! gorgeous coloring

Cheribella said...

I love House Mouse but have never seen this stamp before. Love it and your card is awesome. Love your blog...please send me a little of your talent!!! I am in great need of it. Would love to have one of your cards just for the love of looking at it. TFS
Cheri

Jovita said...

Aww so cute, one of my favorite HM stamps and great copic coloring :)

 
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