Monday, August 24, 2009

I "Cane" count on you

One week from today school will be back in session! Surely they won't mind if I show a in my pjs right? I've gotten used to doing nothing but create all day. This school year, I kind of "HAVE" to work since Emily is now back at University of Hawaii at $1000 per class and I WILL spend the Holidays in Hawaii....... So let's FAST FORWARD to Christmas and the winter break from school.

I'm gonna tell you right now that the photo does NOT do this card justice. House Mouse stamps are amazing to color. Looks a bit intimidating huh? Look closely at how the stamped image has little dots to indicate the areas where you would have shading. If you are new to Copic Coloring the House Mouse , Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies by Stampabilities would be a great place to start. I purchased mine at ABC Toys & Crafts along with that yummolicious polka dot ribbon by Making Memories. I tend to hoard that stuff and couldn't bring myself to use any of the fabric brads that come with the ribbon (see it HERE) Since I wasn't having much imagination of my own today, I pretty much copied (ok I flat out copied), the image sticker that is on the stamp itself. Here is the image on the stamp:

Here is Mine --> click photo for better view

Everything at ABC is 10% off (you have to go check out all the newly listed items)

There is still time to play the Twisted Thursday sketch challenge
complete details are below
Want to know about that Fantabulous Button? Come back tomorrow for "Takin' Out The Stash"
.............Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Stampabilities (House Mouse "I cane count on you")
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black) Copic Markers
Paper: the DP was a gift, Paper Trey Ink (aqua mist), Stampin Up (real red), Gina K Designs (pure luxury white)
Misc: Making Memories (ribbon), Martha Stewart red twine
Tools: Provo Craft (cuttlebug, ornament embossing folder), Stampin Up (mini polka dot embossing plate)


Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Justine, love your sweet card, thanks for the visits to my blog, and I'm now a follower of your blog too. --What fun!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Sa-WEET, Justine!! Love your coloring on that sweet image - who case that it's copying! Whatever works is my motto!! Love that DP, and the ribbon and button!! Fantastic!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, I am SO impressed Justine!!! This looks like a Hallmark card! You did an excellent job!!!! I love it!

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Mina said...

wow I love this stunning image and would love a chance to colour it..your colouring is stunning and its a beautiful christmas card
Mina xxx

Stef H said...

oh this is gorgeous! i have that stamp and it's just way too much fun to color but my candy canes NEVER look as real as yours does! just fabulous!


Rowena said...

Let's see how organized I am this xmas season. I used to draw/paint cards to send out, but that was ages ago! Lucky you to be spending the holidays in the islands!!!