Aug 12, 2010

A Tale of Two Challenges

Welcome!  It's time for the latest Annabelle Sketch challenge (ABSC28) and since my time has been limited for stamping due to being a "Taxi-Grandma" for Coleen this summer I decided to combine the ABSC challenge with the BC164 Challenge. So without further ado I present the sketch and my card.  The sketch is really one of those great CAS (Clean and Simple) sketches that can lend itself to all kinds on interpretations. 
Since the Blogger Challenge this week is, (Birthday Cards/projects) I pulled out my Party Animals 1 set and colored up the adorable mouse with cake image.  Yes, mice generally aren't considered, "cute or adorable" but this one is.  Look at the expression of pure JOY on that face.  All that yummy cake and off we go!  I stamped the image on Whisper White cs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored/blended with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol.  Added a tiny touch of glitter to the candle flames.  I had already put part of the tag together with some scraps the other day so I pulled it out and mounted my stamped image on the tag and added the ribbon and bow and the sprinkles.
The card base is Real Red paired with Designer paper from WeRMemory Keepers (Sunny Flower Patch) line.  I just love all the fun, bright colors of this paper.
I added a punched border with the Optic Dot Punch and also used my Zigzag punch on the stripped border.  The tag is Tangerine Tango and I added a bit of stitching to the tag as well.

We'd love to have you join in with us on the sketch challenge.
As always there is a PRIZE up for grabs.

This week the prize is:10 sheets of clear A4 Acetate

                                                            1mtr 16mm Tuftan Ribbon
                                                            1mtr 9mm Tan/Tuftan Swiss Dots

You have 2 full weeks to participate and link back on the Annabelle Blog to be eligible to win the prize.  Hope you'll join us.

On a side note:  Andrea has some awesome Blog Candy going here on her blog: so be sure to check it out.  I'm not posting the picture since I don't want to confuse anyone with the above Prize for the sketch challenge.

Please be sure to drop by both the Annabelle DT members and the Blogger Challenge members blogs to see what they have created.  Both groups are listed on my sidebar.

25 comments:

stampinmoments.com said...

Wow Ida, I love what you've done with the mouse! Gorgeous DP - love the colours!
Have a great weekend :)
Andrea
x

Lynn said...

Ida, adorable card...love that little mouse running away...coloring is fabulous as usual!

Linda Monroe said...

This is a great card. It could be used by anyone - adult, child, whatever. I love all the little extras like the stitching and the zigzag. I have got to get my sewing machine moving and do a stitched card. I also love how you added a little blue-green coloring behind the image. I see lots of people do this and it does make the image pop. Enjoy the grandma time. I like that phrase 'grandma taxi' - how true!

MJ said...

I for one always think mice are cute, and this one is certainly adorable. What a cute card. Great job combining the challenges.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a super cute card...love what you did with the sketch with those fun, playful colors and images!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great CAS card, love the colors, super cute image!

Pat Huntoon said...

Great colors, great coloring!

BarbaraW said...

Cute card. Love that mouse. The DP is really cheery.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific birthday card Ida! The colors are perfect and this is such a sweet image! I always love your work with punches! I need to use mine more often! Wonderfully done! :D

Elena said...

Adorable card, Ida! I love the way how you made the corners of the main image! Scalloped border, ric-rac elements, ribbons - everything look so cute together!

Cheryl said...

This is adorable! I love the colors you used.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful card! So Beautiful. Hugs, Gayle

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! Love the mix of DSP. {SMILES{

Clara said...

A great birthday card for anyone with a great mix of papers! Too cute.

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!!! Love the papers!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- love the image- lots of colorful DSP and great job on the sketch. TFS

JP Card Crazy said...

This cards covers both challenges so well...love the colors!!!

Basement Stamper said...

very cute card Ida and I love the papers you used. Great colors!

Email me said...

Love the combination of colors and layout!

Kylie said...

What a super cute car Ida! Love the colours and your mouse is so cute, love what you have done with the sketch!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Lori said...

Ida, this is adorable! Love your interpretation of the simple sketch.

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Ida - sorry I'm late this week!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You did wonders with this adorable image Ida, sure made me LOL!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

What a great birthday card! So cute! TFS!

Jane Bosi said...

Great card!! Love that image!