Monday, July 7, 2014

Handmade Happiness

     I'm sharing a card I made using one of Deedee's Digis.  This is just the sweetest little crafting mouse...  I admit that I'm not at all fond of real mice being in my house (love company but I want it to be the human kind, not the rodent kind) but this little mouse is crafting -- my favorite thing in the world!  Then again, I much prefer coloring animal images to people images.  Easier to color short fur than long hair!  Hmmm, maybe I do like animals better.  :-D

My sketch came from The Outlawz sketch challenge.
I reversed the circle and the square.

     The image is pre-colored but because I wanted a deeper color on the clothing, I colored the dress and the bow in her hair with ProMarkers.  Of course, her dress had to be my favorite purple.  The sentiment is also part of that set ("Handmade Happiness.")  The butterflies are punched out pieces from a Spellbinders' die set.  I added pearls to the bodies.  I also added more of those same pearls to the sentiment piece.  Can you believe the flowery "dp" behind the image is recycled from a tissue box?  It was just too pretty to toss out.  Waste not, want not.  :-D

Art Impressions
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Craft for the Craic
Crafting by Designs
Delightful Challenges
House That Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Sister Act

     Don't forget the Progressive Challenge at Deedee's Digis for July.  Play this month and get next month's digi set free!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jo said...

So sweet! I wouldn't mind a crafting mouse for long as it's tidy lol!
hugs Jo x

Donna Hanley said...

I love this little mouse and you did such a nice job with her dressing her up in brighter colors. Love those butterflies. Enjoy your week. You are in my thoughts.

Benzi said...

Oh, this crafty mouse is just too adorable and I really like your flowery tissue box "dp". Your sentiment is just perfect. Cute, Cute, Cute!

jimlynn said...

So cute! I thought that was a doily behind the image! A tissue box instead! UM! Great recycling! FUN card Connie.

~ginny said...

Love that you used the tissue box as DP! You're right, it is a super color and design! Nice take on the sketch too!
Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
DT for Aud Sentiments: [#110 "Anything Goes"]
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Artesania said...

Such a cutie image ,well coloured and with a beautiful design paper.Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love ProMarkers this week.
Hugs Gudrun DT

Sylvie Sims said...

Delightfully cute. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image.
Linda xxx

Sandy How said...

I'm with you, don't like the real thing but this little mouse is a cutie and my favourite colour is purple (I've been up early this a.m. And sitting here blog surfing in my super cuddly purple dressing gown! Lol

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is just darling, Connie.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! I can just imagine all the little mice crafting away while we're all asleep! Now we know what happens to all those little bits that disappear!
Hope all is well with you & yours.
Dawn xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Connie I just adore this mouse she is so much fun - love your creation really lovely hugs Judith xxx

Karen said...

Great card Connie, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

irishfaery said...

Lovely colouring on the image. I rather like mice :)

Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.


Mojca said...

oh it looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Sylvie Sims said...

Adorable card, even the mouse is crafting lol. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craft DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such an adorable image and brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck with the DT Ginny ♥

Jennyfer L said...

This is so cute and sweet. Thanks for playing with AudSentiments this week.

MC said...

Hello Nana Connie! I adore this image. The mouse is soooo sweet! And crafting too, who can resist! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments this challenge. Love, MC xx