Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Sketchy House Mouse Card

The House Mouse and Friends Blog is having a sketch challenge- here is a picture of the sketch

and here is a picture of the card I made using the sketch.

I have used the stamp Bobbing on Apples. The stamp is colored with copic markers and cut out and matted with a plain oval and a beaded oval nestabilitie. This stamp was not an easy one for me to color. I'm not great at coloring things that appear in nature. I was using the R39, R37, and R35 copics for the apple and it looked too pink almost like a strawberry. Then when I added the green and the yellow to the top of the apple, there really wasn't a smooth transition between the colors. I ended up coloring over the entire apple a few times with the Y19 marker I used for the yellow. This helped to blend the colors a little more and change the red of the apple so it wasn't quite as pinky. I love the vintage look of the beaded oval and I thought it would go great with this distressed paper from Cosmo Cricket and some lace. I love adding lace to my cards. The sentiment Just Because is from the label accents set and the little outline around it is from the
stamping scrapping designs set made to coordinate with the beaded oval nestabilities. These stamps are made to fit just inside the embossing of the nestabilities.


10 comments:

Sheri said...

You seriously nailed this sketch! Thank you so much for inspiration!

Patty said...

Your apple looks very yummy!!! Very cute card!

Sheri said...

BTW...you're apple looks PERFECT! Very realistic!

Alicia said...

TOO Adorable!!!! *Hugs*

Billie's Scrappetique said...

What are you talking about? Your apple looks awesome!!! I love what you did with my sketch too! Great, great job!!!

Cindy2 said...

Love the layout and the coloring - great job. C2

Kevin & Cindy said...

Mindy
You did an amazing job on the apple
makes me want to eat one :)
I love it soooooo much

Anonymous said...

It may have been a challenge and gave you a hard time, but you got that apple colored perfectly. The card is fabulous. --Gail Lass

Handmade by Vivi said...

is gorgeous card!!!
Love the sketch!!!
xxx
Vivi

Telina's Paper Mania said...

I totally love your cards, thanks for sharing with us...