Wednesday, August 14, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge


My card today is for our Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge.  The theme is Friendship,  I colored the cute House Mouse stamped image this last summer but didn't have a nice sketch/layout for it.  Splitcoast Stampers has the perfect sketch #355 and I had lots of fun making the card!

I'm sorry I couldn't find the scrap of paper I wrote the Copic marker color numbers on.  That's one of the pitfalls of setting aside a colored image.  The patterned paper was a scrap I'd air brushed with Copic markers and stamped using Copic blending solution and a background stamp.

The other cardstock colors are Mohawk Bright White, Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie & Garden Green and Astro Brights Galaxy Gold (the closest I could find to the retired Stampin' Up! Summer Sun).  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Signature Greetings and is cut out with Spellbinders Mega Ovals and Mega Scalloped Ovals.  I added three color enhanced (G28) Dew Drops for balance and the embossed panel is made with a polka dot Cuttlebug 5 X 7 embossing folder.

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15 comments:

Kim said...

Jan,
I love house mouse and this is awesome!
Kim

grmalin said...

Beautiful card. Great coloring and such a fun image. Thanks for sharing!

roseofs said...

That IS the perfect sketch for this adorable image! The colors are gorgeous, and you've tied it all together so well.

Angela Boutiller said...

Your card makes me smile! :)

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Fabulous coloring! The mouse makes me want to relax too!

mypurplehouse said...

So cute! I love the colors too - The strip you made is awesome!
Lyn

mypurplehouse said...

So cute! I love the colors too - The strip you made is awesome!
Lyn

Shawnna Silvius said...

Beautiful. . . as usual! How do you do that and do you give instruction?

Sybrina K said...

Jan,

WOW! Your cards are always so pretty! Love that custom-made-paper strip.

Diane said...

Absolutely love your coloring of this sweet image! A very relaxing image and an upbeat, happy card!

Maria A. said...

I'm such a fan of House Mouse stamps, there is not one that is not ADORABLE!! They are perfect for water coloring, which is my favorite way to color my images. Your card is amazing, I have one of this stamps but it has two little mice instead of one, laying on top of two gorgeous sun flowers.
Your custom made paper strip is gorgeous, I wonder how you did it.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful and happy card.
Have a great Sunday.
Maria Rodriguez from Crown Point, IN.

Jody said...

What a sweet card. You did a great job coloring. I love your choice of colors as well. This is such a happy card that made me smile too.

Anne said...

Very sweet little House Mouse stamp. Love those babies. As I had posted on Sandy's site I think this is a really happy beautifully colored card. Thanks for sharing with us!! Great work.

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a WOW card this is! Where did you find that beautiful sunflower stamp? Love your coloring.

Lynn said...

Darling card! Love your coloring!