Monday, July 2, 2012

I {Heart} Challenges

I really do love challenges and sketches! There are so many of them all over the blogs too! I can't believe how many you can find! It really helps to get me motivated and try new things. I'm hoping I can find an easy way to compile a list. Even with Feline Playful I find it hard to find what I'm looking for, especially if its for a layout or card. Right now I have them listed in a word document. There has to be an easier way to keep track of them all! \

I worked on one today. It is a card and I used a sketch from The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I used the color scheme from 365 Cards: Day 121. I also used a free digital image which will work for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges. The digital image was a freebie from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I really love their images. And one last one, Bearly Mine Challenges. they have a Anything Goes Challenge going on right now. Also, the ribbon and bows challenge at Totally Stampalicious. And here is my card:

 I used all scraps for this card. Black cardstock is bazzill and the cardstock with "sew" on it. Some of the papers are from Club Scrap and others are KI Memories. I used some black ribbon that I had. Thank you came from Nobody Sweeter Stamp set. I just coated the thank you and not the rest of it with my Noir Palette Hybrid Ink. The sew and much are some letter stamps that I have. I have no idea where they are from but I have a couple of different sets. I love them because they are just the perfect size for what I need a lot of times. I colored the mouse using Copics C2, C3, C5, C6 and 100. The needle is silver.. I used Adirondack Mixatives Silver to coat that.  The thread is just black DMC. I inked the frame behind the mouse with my cat's eye inks.. rouge for the large inking and then a combination of warm red and Dark Peony around the edges. And I think that's it. Oh!! And I LOVE my little floral frog! Got it on ebay.. I just love that thing! I kept seeing them everywhere and then when I finally figured out what it was and got one. LOVE IT! Its just perfect for cards. Entered Challenge Pretty in Pink @ 365 Cards

I got recognized at ScrapMuch? as the June Sketch Winner. Wow!  How great :)  THANK YOU!! I couldn't be more excited! I really enjoy the sketches there. I think I did a few of them last month. You should definitely check it out!

I was also so happy to be recognized at Let's Get Sketchy. I was recognized as one of the top three for the week. THANK YOU So much Let's Get Sketchy! I love the sketches and I look forward to them!! I really appreciate the recognition :)

Now it's time to get back to work. This should be a pretty easy week I hope. My best friend comes back in town on Wednesday so I will be spending the day with her. I will probably work from home Thursday and Friday. I love holiday weeks! Have a great Monday everyone!


Unknown said...

What an ADORABLE card, love it!!

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Laine said...

Hi Susan, Lovely card fabulous image and design detail.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this week.

becky said...

Thank you for answering a question I've had for MONTHS! A floral frog is what that's called, huh? I've been wondering WHAT it was and WHERE to get one and you answered it all in one sentence! Without me even asking!! Thanks, Susan.
And really beautiful card! Love that little mouse!

Unknown said...

Becky.. LoL Oh my gosh!! I have been wondering too and then I went into one of the stamping stores here and was explaining it to them to see if they could tell me what it was! It is actually used in making floral arrangements.. who knew! Glad I could help!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card!! That mouse is so adorable. Thinking I may need to find me a floral frog. Have a super week!

Norma Gomez said...

Great card, that mouse is too cute!

Leanne said...

Nice job on our Ribbons & Bows challenge at TS, very cute!

ahlers5 said...

Love this card. that mouse is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

Pia S said...

Cute - cute - CUTE! Fab card!

Kelly S. said...

Hee, that mouse is so CUTE! Love how he's all tangled up in the string :) Awesome coloring, too!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

What a cute card!! Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse sketch this week!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Jaihart. The whimsy mouse is sew cute.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"