Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm back...

Yes, it's been awhile. And yes! I'm still alive. I've been suffering with lost MOJO and back pain but I'm here and ready to share my creations... AGAIN! Hopefully, I'll suffer more sleepless night so I can create more... we'll see.

I have to thank Kristina Werner a.k.a starofmay on SCS (make sure to check out her blog) for having my MOJO back. She's been posting a weekly color inspiration and then pick ten randomly selected entries and ten of her favorites, which will be posted on her blog. This week's challenge comes from marthstewart.com. Aren't those baby booties adorable?

Anyway, luckily I have all the colors for this challenge but I did have a hard time picking what image I should use. So while I was browsing through my drawers of stamps (Eeeksss!!! Yes, I have drawers of stamps! They're more organized than my shoes and clothes!!!), this cute little mouse from House-Mouse Design just screaming to be inked (Oh yes again! I have drawers of stamps that haven't been inked!) But again, I'm back and ready to use them.

I grabbed this sketch from this week's sketch challenge at SCS (That's right, I'm doing 2 challenges in 1!) This cute little mouse is stamped on very vanilla card stock with timber brown stazon, water-colored using pumpkin pie, close to cocoa and soft sky stampin' up classic ink. For a glossy effect, the water is covered with crystal effects and raised the main image with stampin' dimensional. I really like how this card came out. The only thing is I wish I added a sentiment but I just didn't have enough space... oh well!

28 comments:

Tanja said...

This is So very beautiful! Your water coloring is amazing. I need to learn to do this.

Linda said...

Beautifully done! I've had a bit of a look around your blog and I think your work is lovely! And thanks for commenting on my blog too.

Deanna said...

Great card... cute image!

Brooke S said...

Thanks for your sweet comments. The house Mouse is adorable! Love all the texture.

Nawlin's Lady said...

Your card is perfect...I don't think you need the sentiment at all. Isn't that what the inside is for??? Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Welcome Back!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your back pain.....I sure hope you're finding some pain relief!!! This card is just too, too cute!!! I just love these Mousies!! I'd say you ROCKED the challenge alright!!! The CE is so cool!! And your coloring is beautiful!!

Kristie said...

Hi Catherine, I can sympathize with you on the back pain...it totally sucks! Thanks for the lovely comment you left for me, you're very sweet!
This mouse is totally adorable, I can't believe you had never inked him! I agree about the sentiment not being needed, this card is already perfect.

Kylie said...

G'DAY Catherine,
Your card is sooooooo CUTE lol!
I love it!
Your colouring is just amazing, mine always ends in such a mess lol!
Have a lovely weekend!
Take Care

~Kylie~

Dallas said...

wonderful job with the challenge! your card is beautiful!

travelingmama said...

Beautiful! The crystal effects were a really nice touch!

LeAnne said...

So cute! I don't think it needs a sentiment; you can add one on the inside when you're ready to mail it! Adorable image.
LeAnne

Stampin'GHmom said...

WOW!! How beautiful is this card?! I love it, it's so soft and delicate. I love that little mouse!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Mary said...

Very pretty! I love your coloring!

Christine said...

welcome back!!! glad to know your mojo's back too :) that is such a lovely card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the image, the crytal effect, the lay-out... those colors do look good together. TFS!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, your last post was March?! I can't believe you've been gone that long! Well, you certainly have your mojo back...this card is adorable! Great sketch-perfect for this cutie pie! Your coloring is fabulous! Glad you are feeling better!

Ami said...

I am very glad you are back and so sorry to hear about your back pain. I will be thinking about you.

Susan Sucher said...

That mouse is adorable! Great job combining the challenges!

Susan

Diane Barnes said...

awww, he's so cute & so is the rest of the card too.

sonic said...

elle est très belle !

Stacy said...

Beautiful watercoloring! I love the little mouse,he is so cute!

Tanya said...

Thanks for your comments! I love waht you did with these colors! I don't know that it needs a sentiment...looks like a great "thinking of" or "just becuase" kind of card!

Shawntel said...

I love the swirl theme through out your card . . . it flows! Great Job on the inspiration challenge!

Liz said...

That mouse is so cute! I love the colouring and the crystal effects on the water... great card!

Carol Dunstan said...

gorgeous!

Diane said...

Oh I'm so glad you're back! Just when I found your blog and got addicted to it,you we're gone,lol!
Your card is lovable ! Love yur coloring!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hey Catherine! So happy to see you back, happy to hear that you are ok! Love the card, super cute! Great job with the challenge. :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your image on this and it's colored so nicely!