I was making a Cocoa mouse card for the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps blog this morning and thought the sketch challenge today would be perfect. It's Crazy for Cocoa month over at SNSS and all Cocoa digi's and clear stamps are 10% off! When I color this candle image red, I can almost smell the Christmassy cinnamon fragrance! The image is popped up on a doodled frame. I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress ink, including the image, just to tone down the bright colors. The twine has been dyed with copic ink (blending ink mixed with Y21) - when I'm trying for a retro/vintage look, I find it takes away the bright whiteness of the twine, helping it to look like it's been stashed away in a trunk in Grandma's attic! The sentiment is from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Poppies and Greetings and if any of you have Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags dies, a lot of the small sentiments in this set fit perfectly.
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 GMT Views: 1464
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Wed, Dec 07, 2011 @ 7:30 AM
Oh my word Bridget, this is over the top adorable! Luv luv luv your colors, there's an old fashion feel to them. Your little mouse image is darling. What a make you happy kind of card. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile! TFS :0)
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Wed, Dec 07, 2011 @ 8:19 AM
This is soooooo totally adorable!!!!!! I LOVE your stitching, the papers, the awesome colouring, and the cut-out image!!!! AND I love the twine and the buttons and the beautiful tag!!!!! Oooh, AND the sponging!!!