Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

I made this ATC for a swap that my friend Chris is hosting for House Mouse ATCs. I am also submitting it for this week's House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. The challenge this week is a Neopolitan color challenge - chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. I already had the ATC figured out before the challenge was posted, so I just got lucky that it worked out this way. I can complete a swap and still participate in this week's House Mouse challenge. :)

I colored the Twinkle Toes image with Prismas blended with mineral spirits and then cut it out as close as I could without buzzing Amanda's fur. I then took my brown pencils and went over the edges a little to get rid of the white edge. I added some Stickles to her tutu and then pop-dotted her on the ATC. I printed the saying on my computer, then cut it out with my oval Nesties and matted with brown and pink scallop ovals also cut with Nesties. I used a slot punch on the edge and threaded the ribbon through, then tied a bow. I was going to add some flowers, but I thought it looked too crowded so I left it alone.

Stamp: House Mouse Twinkle Toes (Stampabilities); saying is computer generated.
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Rouge Chalk Ink (ColorBox)
Paper: Brown cardstock (Archiver's); DP - Bohemia (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); ribbon (unknown); ribbon slot punch (Making Memories); Stickles
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished size: ATC - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


Emily said...

I'm givin' you a great big smile award for this card Judy! Absolutely adorable:)))) I'm off to put that stamp on my wish list.

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is adorable, love how you added the stickles to the tutu!

Anonymous said...

Thats so stinking cute!! Love the whole thing. :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Awwww...this adorable ATC makes me want to dance...and the way I dance, it would be better if no one were really watching;o) Then again, if your're needing a good laugh, it would be just what the doctor ordered:o} Hahaha!!!

All I can say is, your ATC is beautiful!!! The swap participants are extremely lucky to receive such a beauty. Every detail is absolutely perfect, and your coloring is flawless. I love it!!!


scrapperjulia said...

Very cute ATC!

Susan said...

Really cute Judy!

ant me. said...

Really really cute!! Judy heehee I love that saying and she just looks like she loves dancing!! : )

(((Hugs))) Patti

stephanne said...

This is VERY pretty, I love every bit of how you put it together, especially that tutu, prefect for the House Mouse Challenge indeed!

Janice W. said...

Judy that is adorable!! I am in that swap, maybe I will get one of yours! :)

Valerie said...

Just adorable!