Out where I live in California, on the West Coast of the USA, we're suffering through our third heat wave of the summer and we're barely finished with June! We get heat waves (any stretch of 3 or more days of temps 100F and over) every summer but the temperatures we've had in these three are higher than what we usually get in August, much less June!
In any case, July 1 starts a new fortnightly challenge at QKR Stampede where the theme is always "Anything Goes." This adorable little mouse, called "For Your Thoughts," is hoping someone has thoughts about anything other than the heat! :-D Or maybe thoughts about how to stay cool despite being 107F outside.
I used ProMarkers to color him and used a Sizzix die to cut the image. I managed to find copper paper the same color as the penny and added 4 squares (scraps) of it to the background. The little metal coins were things I've had in my stash for years and I ran across them when I was cleaning out little drawers in one of the craft cabinets. I'll bet I hadn't opened any of those four little drawers in 2 years! There were the tiny coins, just waiting for this perfect card.
The black bow is hand-tied and trimmed into dove tails.
Come play with us this challenge and your could win some of these fun and fabulous images from QKR. :-D Happy Crafting. NanaConnie