Sunday, October 4, 2015

Spooked on Halloween

     When I found this image at Sweet Pea Stamps, I knew I'd use it over and over again.  This time, I thought it would make a great Halloween card but I can also see it for a general autumn card, or Thanksgiving, or even a card about mice or other unexpected things.  :-D

I started this card with inspiration from Sweet Sketch Weds. 2
but did just the bow instead of a ribbon across the middle.

     The only coloring this time was on the little mouse and her eyes, both of which were colored with ProMarkers.  I really liked the pencil sketch look of this image and wanted those muted colors that we see after the garishly-hued leaves have all dropped and died in the late fall.  The image and the sentiment were printed directly onto the card front so what looks like a mat of brown CS behind the image is actually layered on top of the image and a window is cut so the image shows.

     I didn't know I was going to do a frame around the image when I printed the card front and it was a challenge just getting the window cut in the right spot.  Not only did I have to get the image framed, I had to make sure the sentiment still showed.  That's a process I'll think all the way through before trying it again.  :-D  I added three score lines at the top for a little texture and interest.

     It wasn't until I was editing the photograph that I noticed the misprint on the sentiment.  I corrected the missing stem on the "p" in 'Spooked' with a black ink pen but couldn't correct the photograph and didn't have time to photograph it again..

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     OK, I may be a bit absent off and on this week.  I do have a post for tomorrow and for Friday but I'm not sure what else I may get done.  I'm busy with diabetes classes and will be out of town a couple of days in the middle of that, but I'll see what else I might be able to do.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

The black and white looks great with just those small touches of color. She has the same look on her face that I would if I saw a mouse on my pumpkin. LOL Great card. You sound like you have a busy week coming up, try to find some time to relax.

Teresa Arsenault said...

I do love the look of this sketch. It was a good call to only colour highlights. Beautiful card.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

OMG, love the pencil sketch feel of this beauty. Breathtaking. Fantastic coloring on little mouse. Awesomeness, magnificent. Simply well done,
Huge my friend

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Darlene said...

What a fabulous creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Davi said...

I love your card NC! The image is so pretty, looks as if you did a charcoal drawing!!

Kathie said...

This is a lovely card, love this image and the monochromatic colour combo. It makes a perfect Halloween card. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Heide said...

Fantastic card! Love how you just colored the little mouse and her eyes. Thanks for joining us this week and good luck. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

*Vicki* said...

What an amazing image!! Really love how you've kept this design in neutral colors! :)

anne said...

This is a fabulous monochromatic card and perfect for Halloween.
Thank you for playing along with us this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is gorgeous Connie- Wow! I am going to have to try that- the no coloring idea. It is a great way to show off that image- it is fabulous!

Joanna M. said...

What a great monochromatic card. That image really IS perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing this with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
~Jo, SSW2-Dt

Teresa Kline said...

hello Connie! what an amazing card, luv the image, so many sweet details...stunning! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Simple Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

Unknown said...

This card is so lovelythsnks for joining dragons lair
Lynne DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a fabulous card, beautifully done. and I didn't even notice the "p"

Unknown said...

WOW what a beautiful image! Well done on the card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
Sara DT

Heather said...

Cute! Coloring just the mouse really draws attention to it and shows why she has that look on her face! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that just starts creating and then has to figure out how the elements are actually going to fit together. : ) Your card turned out great and I never even noticed the missing "p" leg. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment; life has been crazy this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Great project, Connie. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

Peanut said...

Classic elegance, NC! Your card turned out very well in the end. Great job!
hugs, Asha

Terry Quinn said...

Sweet cart! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights blog challenge.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I don't know who's more frightened...the wee mouse or the wee lassie! What a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Unknown said...

Love the image!

Thanks for joining us at RRR.

Jenn DT

Laurie HIMCR said...

Great Card! Love that image! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

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JMC Creates said...

I love the black and white so different. Jacqui DLD DT

Unknown said...

Lovely card lice the sketched look
Thanks for joining dragons lair