Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45

A day late for Taylor's sketch challenge but I just love this sketch. I can do sketch challenges but when it comes to color combination, I have the hardest time with it. So, just like what I always do with most of my cards, I would pick the best image for the sketch, grab some pattered paper and use that as an inspiration.

Main image is from Whipper Snapper Design, Flowerpot & Mouse, stamped on Whisper White card stock, water-colored the image with SU re-inkers, The flowers and the mouse was stamped on a separate card stock, cut-out raised with stamping dimensional. I colored my mini prima flowers to match with stamped flower image.

Make sure to check out this post to win some Whimsy Stamps. You have until, Sunday, December 14th, 6PM EST.

Stamp: Flowerpot & Mouse from Whisper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Red Riding Hood, Pink Pirouette and patterned paper is from American Crafts

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and SU reinkers

Accessories: Oval Coluzzle, Chocolate Chip Gross Grain Ribbon and Stamping Dimensional

35 comments:

Kim said...

What an adorable image! Love the raised flowers!

Manna said...

This I like. It is a very nice sketch indeed! Thanks for the tips on choosing the paper first. I'm so bad about that!

Carmen O. said...

What a cute card! I love that all the flowers match.

Jodi said...

Cute and pretty! =)

Heather said...

I LOVE the colors and the card is just too adorable! I love the image and the little mouse is SO SWEET! I too like and missed the sketch. I may give it a go this week too:)

Theresa said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the layout and popped up flowers.

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous card Catherine and I love the ickle mouse!
Clairex

Kristine B. said...

Hi Catherine!! VERY cute card and actually, it's quite refreshing to see one not Christmasy, although it IS my favorite time of year. Love the spring flowers and feel to this one. Taylor's sketch is so easy and versatile...can't wait to try it out. :) Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

Deanna said...

Great card... very well put together! Lovin the details!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers, so pretty.

Joanne said...

This is great! I love how you colored your flowers to match too... Nice job!

Joy said...

I just love whipper snapper designs! this card came out so cute...love the mouse and the DP! I am just like you...color combos are not my fav. and I rather go with a layout...but you did a great job!

~amy~ said...

Cute Catherine! Good idea coloring your primas!

Elena said...

So pretty! Love the dimension you created!

Curt in Carmel said...

This image is so adorable! I LOVE your coloring! Wonderful job! Best, Curt

Joann said...

Hey Catherine! Love the mouse. Too cute!

Carolina said...

What a delightful take on the challenge! Love the prima flowers with your adorably colored image!

Debbie said...

Really pretty card Catherine, as always just put together perfectly. Debbie x

Tina said...

This is super cute, that image is awesome!

Tina said...

This is super cute, that image is awesome!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

awww I totally love this card!

Laurel said...

What a cute image and the papers you chose are perfect!

dpkennedy said...

So adorable! Love the popped up flowers and the beautiful paper and colors you used!

Alexandra said...

LOVE this Catherine, really soft and pretty!!! Love the colors and the paper, just gorgeous, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dani said...

That image is so stinkin' cute! I just love the fun happy colors too!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super sweet! Love the softness and the pretty flowers. Such a cute iamge too. Beautiful! :)

Lynsey said...

Catherine this is stunning! I love the colour scheme you have choosen.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Rina said...

I love the soft touch of this one. Very nicely put together!

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE these colors and those totally adorable images!! Sooo cute!!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Love this card! Oh and my fav colors too! So sweet!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Adorable little mousy and cute, cute flowers!!! This was a fun sketch!!

Emma said...

Oh I love the image....such a gorgeous card.
Emma x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So sweet... love all the softly colored flowers!!
hugs, Jami

Donna said...

this card is just precious! love the flowers on the left.

E.T said...

i love this card. i will be trying something like this! Thanks for the inspiration!