Today's cards were both made for challenges. This first one is for the House Mouse Challenge. I love the house mouse images and you can find many of them at 2RedBananas. If you are looking for a particular image you can email us and we might be able to order it.
Anyway, the challenge was to make a tall and thin card. I usually stick to the regular 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 so this was FUN! I used 3 different papers from Imaginisce, the Twitterpated line. The two HM images are "Morning Kick Start" and "Live Love Laugh". I stamped the mouse twice so I could pop-dot his head on top of the image so it looks like he's hanging over the edge of the cup.
This size card was hard to get a close-up picture onto the blog, but if you click on it, you'll get a better view. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then painted over the cup with Wintergreen Blingz, it really sparkles :) I added Prima hydrangea blossoms and a brad that mimics the orange with white polka dot paper. Then I added some velvety ric rac to the top strip of paper. I really enjoyed this challenge and will definitely be making some more cards this size.
Check out the House Mouse Challenges, they start a new one every Monday and some weeks they have prizes, be sure to check out the one starting Feb. 16th ;)
Also if you haven't been to Jami's blog lately, go take a look, it has something to do with the House Mouse Challenges and congratulations are in order!!!!! :)
This next card was made for the SCS Color Combo challenge, the colors were pink pirouette or pretty in pink, perfect plum and kiwi kiss or old olive. I don't have many Stampin Up colors, but they don't care, they just say to choose something close. This is what I came up with. I love that I've been getting to use some of my old papers that I still love. These two dp's are from Daisy D's. I used olive cardstock and the stamp is from Stampendous. The ribbon and the charm are from my stash and I don't know who made them, sorry!
Have I convinced you that challenges are fun yet??? They make me very productive :)
Our quote for the day: "Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talent and accomplishments." - Kelty
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