Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Merry Monday 37 & HMFMC130 - an ATC

Here's my card for the Merry Monday sketch challenge #37. I wanted to use this larger SNSS image, so I made a 5x7 card and tweaked the sketch just a tad. The colors are non-traditional, but I love this dusty rose color and think it works well for the image. I embossed it with black, and then sponged 3 colors on from a Colorbox twilight ink pad. The ef was borrowed from a friend (thanks Mary Anne) and it's by Cuttlebug. The dsp is an old scrap from Karen Foster and has subtle stars printed on it which tie in with the Christmas theme.

Here's a close-up of the glistening snow writer accents I added to the trees and ground. They show up much better IRL, and if you click the photo you'll see that detail a bit better. It adds just the right amount of shimmer.



The challenge for the House Mouse & Friends 130 is to use an ATC card. I used this little mousie and turned the ATC into a framed element, using a retired corner punch by SU! The vertical panel was stamped with a PTI script stamp using versacolor sand beige ink. Again, you can click the photo to enlarge the detail. I colored this with Copics, and added the letter "d" to the end of the pencil, because he's writing "dear" to start his little letter :) The sentiment is by SNSS.

That's it for me, so as always - thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful day :)

Carol

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my, I just love that Christmas image...sooooo pretty! It's fun to make a card that's not the standard size...gives you a little more play room! And of course, that HM image is adorable!

Lesley said...

Amazing card Carol, love the black gingham ribbon and the way you stamped the image. Just gorgeous!

JD said...

Wow! That first card is beautiful! and you know I love the colors...
and you've made an adorable card for HM challenge. I like that image...it's going on my wish list.

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS on BOTH of these!

Carol, the first one is stunning!! Yes, it's a beautiful image and love the rose color and that gingham ribbon with it! Beautiful!

The second - cute as a button. Really like the corners on the framed piece. CUTE image too!

Lynn

Notes by Nina said...

Darling cards Carol. You created a wonderful scenic card for Merry Monday. The colours work great together. Thank you for joining us this week for Merry Monday.

Susan Joyce said...

Your card is beautiful Carol. Love all the design elements you used, especially the colours, embossing and the bling. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your Merry Monday card is just to die for! Totally breathtaking! I have been wracking my brain for the HM challenge, but not luck. You have the best ideas! The roll of stamps looks so real!

Denise Price said...

The pops of pink on both cards look great. Nice work.

Marie B. said...

Ooooo, your Merry Monday card! SO pretty! :)

downrightcrafty said...

two gorgeous cards, love the pink on your Xmas one, and I love this image great on an ATC and love how you have placed it on your lovely card, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness your Christmas card for Merry Monday is just stunning! I LOVE those colours and the scene you've created with your sleigh and sponging is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Benzi said...

Holy Smokes!!! Carol, this is a beautiful Christmas card. I did enlarge it and the wet embossing was awesome, along with the sparkle. Love the dry embossing, too. Your non-traditional colors are awesome. Makes me want to case you.

Of course, the little mouse card is just precious. What a cute, cute image.

Cherie from PA said...

Carol, the Christmas card is beautiful! I love the rose colors you picked out for it. It does go nicely with the image.

And the darling House Mouse card! So sweet! Great job!

Dawn said...

Hi Carol, Both cards are gorgeous! I love the colours you've chosen for the Christmas card and that image looks stunning with the embossing and glittery snow. Adorable little mouse, love the frame you've created for your ATC. Beautiful details.

Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Dawn (GDT)

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh a black and pink Christmas card.. LOVE IT!! And such a sweet little mouse. Those HM images always steal my heart.

Terri said...

One of these days I will get around to doing a pink Christmas card. I just love them. Yours is great.

Bonnie said...

This has me humming "Dashing through the snow". These colors do work wonderfully with this image, Carol! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! Always love the House Mice!

Sue said...

Beautiful holiday card and love the color combo.

Your House Mouse ATC card is wonderful. Love that image and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Christine said...

Great image for the ATC turn around chall them..love the design & punch work

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this time..come back Mon. for a surprise..

smiles Christine x

Tracy said...

A cute creation. Thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful christmas card, and adorable house mouse card.

Wendy said...

Beautiful scene you created, Carol!! Love the image and your pretty pinks! It all goes so well together!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Carol! These are both Wonderful! Love the Beautiful sleigh ride scene and Wonderful layout on your first card and I Adore your Sweet House mouse cards!! They always make me smile! 8-)

Hope you have been doing Wonderfully Lady!

Big Hugs
Shannon

Benzi said...

That beautiful sleigh card...top pick! I'm smiling really big and you know why. :-) What a beautiful card and deserves to be a top winner.

Karen Clark said...

Why have I not found your blog before? Your artwork is superb!! The vintage Christmas pink is beautiful, and I am a sucker for a mouse doing ANYTHING!! If you hadn't said that you added the "d," I really would have continued thinking that it was part of the stamp. Inspired!! Following you now!! Come visit me any time at karencreate.blogspot.com Sometimes I get lonely!! ;)