I was lucky to have a chance this week to use a Rakle image, I have been seeing these tall images on a few of my favorite blogs and was thrilled when I got a chance to use one of them. I loved coloring her, with my Copics matching her to the K&Company paper I had picked to use. Now placement... hmmm she is really tall! I tried a million different ways to put her on the card. I can see where a 5x7 card would have been really much easier with her. But I had cut all of my papers and card stock for a 6x6 so I was going to make it work. I finally decided on putting her to the left and then using a Quickutz flourish die cut coming from behind her. My three ribbons, which is the purpose this week, I wanted to use really different ribbons. Not matching in anyway but was trying to figure out how to use them was a struggle. I was making tabs off the image, corners, crossing... you name it. Then I grabbed them all at once and saw that they might look good stacked. The bottom layer is a very delicate silk ribbon in the same shade at the melon colored card stock. The next layer is a green that is similar to the pattern paper, and then I just loved the very tiny black stitched. I think it ended up matching really well. The sentiment is from SU and is cut with my Fiskars circle squeeze punch and then colored the edge with a Copic. I hope you give the challenge a try this week and make sure to take a look at the DT cards... really fabulous!
My second card was just so much fun! Last week House Mouse Challenge Blog. Well guess what.... I was randomly chosen as last weeks winner!! Pretty darn cool huh! I won a brand new Magnolia stamp and ribbon and brads! Well this weeks challenge is to Lace it up! To use lace somehow on your card. I went thru all of my House Mouse stamps and again wanted to use one that had not been stamped before. I purchased a bunch of them during a sale online months ago and just love them decorating my craft area. Well now they are actually being used! I just loved this girly image... and it was perfect to add lace to.
I stamped the image and then colored with my Copics. And yes... I worked on it forever! But I am happy with my first time coloring this one. I picked a K&Company paper that was in the same green as the card stock and has the cutest little flowers on it. I then layered with white and green card stock and the image with pink and white card stock and then sewed everything together. I pulled out some vintage scalloped lace attached and then created a band for the top of the lace with pink and green satin ribbons. I found my pearl iron on beads and glued them down on top of the lace to go with the the pearls on the dresser. For the sentiment, I didn't want anything that would overpower all that was going on... this is a busy card. I found the words Embrace Happiness in my Papertrey Ink set at love how it fit on the bottom right corner of the image. And don't you think that is exactly what these three mice are doing?
Hubby is still gone fishing, so I was out early this morning to do the donkey chores on my own. I don't mind doing all the feeding and watering, but it is usually when I do lots of hugging and loving, while he is "working". I try and do both at the same time, but I will love when he is back to take over again! Hope you all have a great Tuesday! I am off to do some blog hopping while eating breakfast and then to try and get something completed today!