Thursday, April 15, 2010

Design Divas Challenge Card


The March Design Divas challenge was to make a card with a reading theme.  It was hosted by Gina of Makings and Musings.  She has a wonderful blog, if you haven’t been there you should stop by and check it out. 

I chose to use this House Mouse stamp called Smarty Pants and stamped it onto Rustic Cream cardstock with Burnt Umber ink.  This little guy is into some serious reading!  I think he is so cute!  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol (my favorite coloring medium when coloring House Mouse stamps.)  I distressed the edges and added the green clip and used foam tape to adhere it to my card. The paper is some from my stash matted onto some Bazzill cardstock and tied with some blue satin ribbon.  I sponged the edges of all my layers including the kraft card base with Colorbox Creamy Brown ink.


Stamps House Mouse Smarty Pants
Paper Kraft, Rustic Cream(PTI), Bazzill, pp from stash
Ink Burnt Umber (Palette), Creamy Brown Chalk (Colorbox)
embellies ribbon (Offray), green clip


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!


Payne Holler Cards said...

so cuuute! adore this image and you have it colored perfectly! great job on the challenge (: love your distressing AND that bow !

Sara said...

Oh goodness Karen, he is too cute!!!

Unknown said...

Very cute...great image for the challenge card. He's got a lot of studying to do with all those books.

=o) kel said...

so cute!! i have been looking for school-themed stuff for end of the year gifts for my son's teachers!!

lovies, =o) kel

Gina Lindsay said...

Great job with the challenge and thanks for the sweet words. I love that HM image! I love anything with books though, even one that has a math book! Awesome coloring.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is perfect for the challenge...that I still haven't tackled yet. I love the overall look and especially the corner that's slightly turned. Beautiful!

Michelle VP said...

What a sweet mouse! Love your coloring. :)