Friday, May 29, 2009

Cute Card Thursday and My Final Merry Go Round Card

Finally got the last card done for my Merry Go Round swap! If you aren't familiar with what a Merry Go Round swap is, I explained it in my House Mouse post on May 24th. I am also posting this card for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge - bit o' bling.

The object of this week's challenge is to use some sort of "bling" on your card. I didn't go crazy with it, but there's a little. I painted Stickles on the mousie flower petals. You will probably have to enlarge the image to see that very well. I also used a green square gem brad in the center of my flower, which I made by stacking five different Prima flowers. I just have to layer my flowers now. If I just use one is looks so .... blah... :)

I used Mojo Monday sketch 73 for the layout. I love this sketch, but was out of town when that challenge was posted, so I'm glad I finally got a chance to use it. I actually used my slot punch on the right side of the image and threaded the ribbon through it, but that got covered up with the flower. If I hadn't been making this card for a swap, I would have used a larger card size so that could be seen. Oh well...

If you are familiar with this House Mouse image, you may have noticed that I colored Amanda Mouse's ears (she's the one in the middle). I don't have this image myself, and even though I had seen it before, I apparently didn't pay close attention to the coloring. I didn't distinguish her ears from the petals so they got colored too. Ooops... I saw Mudpie's ears, but Amanda's looked like flower petals to me. :) Unfortunately, I only had one copy of this image. I think the person who sent them accidentally miscounted and I was one short so I didn't have an extra to fix the oopsie. She's a super sweetie so I think she'll forgive me. ;)

I just realized something - I think this is the first card I've made for quite some time that I didn't use at least one of my Nestabilities and/or border punches on.

Thanks for stopping by. I think I'm going to get these cards swapped out so I can get them back in the mail tomorrow. Hope you have a great weekend!

Stamp: Spring Blossoms (House Mouse - Stampabilities)
Paper: Green cardstock (Archiver's); purple cardstock (DCWV); DP (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Ribbon (unknown); flowers (Prima); gem brad (Paper Wishes); Stickles glitter glue; image is edged with Lime Chalk Ink (Colorbox)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished Card Size: A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")


Emily said...

OMG how cute Judy! I had to laugh when you wrote about how you colored over a pair of ears. I had to click on the detail and look really hard to find them. I don't know if anyone would notice.
Great job of coloring!

a portland granny said...

Oh! I think this one is my favorite of all time! It is beautiful....and I love the colors! The flower add the perfect touch!

Caz said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us this week on the CCT Challenge Blog.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful image and I didn't notice the ears till I read you post.