Saturday, November 4, 2017

Not a Creature Was Stirring...

     This is my second post of the day and it looks like I'm on a Christmas tour through all my stamps and images (inspired somewhat by my playing at Beccy's Place all this month - see previous post.)  I found this sweet little Christmas Mouse from Rick St. Dennis.  OK, so maybe he isn't specifically a Christmas mouse, but he turned into one for this card.  I thought he looked like something out of the Victorian era "Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore, so I had to dress him in Christmas red.  :-D

I started with the sketch from The Outlawz this week
although I turned it on end.

     I started by coloring the image with my ProMarkers, then trimmed it to the size I needed for the red frame which had been cut with an Unbranded die.  I printed the sentiment, fussy cut it and layered it on top of the image piece.  For the borders, I did a modified version of what's in the sketch, using only one line of pearls down each side.  I added two of my hand sewn bows which also have pearls on them.

A Gem of a Challenge
Colour Crazy
Crafting with Friends
Merry Monday
Simon Says Stamp
Sparkle and Glitter
Take It, Make It

     If you missed my previous post referred to above, click here.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Emma Williams said...

What a cute card, this is adorable and that image is so much fun! Thank you once again for sharing your work and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...

jimlynn said...

He's a perfect little Christmas mouse! I love his tiny teeth and that stripe nightie he has on too. Wonderful card and the pearls look great down each side.


Donna Ellis said...

Goodness gracious, Connie! THIS IS DARLING! I love the colored details right down to the highlights in his little eyes, and those adorable little teeth. Do Promarkers blend with copics? Can the two be combined and shaded? I love your take on the sketch as well. I don't know how you do everything you do AND play in challenges, AND make lots of amazing cards... You are Woman! Thanks for the smile this morning. love, de

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, loving the Rick St Dennis image and all those pearls. Super job!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the frame and sweet mouse. A beautiful card with the cute bows and pearls.
Linda xxx

Teresa Arsenault said...

So cute and great design. i like the pearls very much. hugs, Teresa

Jill Tiffany said...

Nice it! Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoddles Challenge.
Hugs, Jill~DT

Unknown said...

Oh my this is super cute...... love the darling little mouse. Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge.

Pamela said...

Such a cute card, love that image. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Unknown said...

So cute. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Helen DT

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is gorgeous Thanks for joining us in our week 44 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

Monique's art said...

thats soooooo cute

thanks for entering the Sparkle and glitter challenge, love your card , very cute


Crafting Belle said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx