Monday, 7 November 2011

I'm FALLing for you

I've had so much fun and been so creative with my card today. It's been a while since I've been up late at night crafting. And even though I know my inspiration is best then, I just haven't had the energy or time to be up so late. But today I finished my homeexam (YEY!) so I allowed myself some crafting time without pressure.

I'm superproud of my card today that I made mainly for the house-mouse challenge blog. They are looking for a guest designer and I would love the opportunity to play more with my mice. The challenge was to make a fall-theme card and as house mouse likes to play with words I just had to us the "FALLing for you" sentiment. Thought it was very clever. I originally thought about making a lovecard, but combining it with fall colours and image only adds dimension to it. I thought it was brilliant if I may say so myself, but maybe I'm not that objective at 2 in the morning :D
I started by cutting out the image with a qk shape (heart and scalloped frame) and then coloring the image with oilpencils. This kind of coloring technique is perfect for fur or if you want colors to blend nicely together. I was actually a bit surprised over how great the leaves turned out. I inked the image with distress ink to take away the white background. After that I inked the frame more so it got a stronger color and embossed with clear ink. The other heart is dryembossed with a cuttlebug die and inked aswell. Finally I cut out some shapes with a cuttlebug and nestabilities die and handwrote the sentiment.

The image I have used is called fall commuters and it was one of my first favourites. The frame is cut out from the same image as the rest of the heart so you can actually see the rest of the image on the frame. I thought it was a cool detail.

Crafty catz - anything goes
House-mouse - fall
Papertake weekly - anything
Stampavie and more - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend - sketch (I started with it, but had to move the green decorations as they didn't fit otherwise, so unsure if I'll qualify, but that's what I used for inspiration)

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Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awww... This is very sweet and a creative idea. wonderful soft coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends challenge!!

Angie said...

Fabulous card love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.
Angie x

Janette said...

Oh this is just lovely, I so love the colour combo and the hearts are sweet, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx


Hi Katarina
A beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Rebekah said...

This is fab! Sketches are for inspiration and I always tend to tweak mine a bit (well quite alot actually) thanks for playing at SFTW hugs rebekah xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & good luck!

Lori Barnett said...

What a wonderful way to use the House-Mouse image! Such a beautiful Fall card! Thanks of joining in on our challenge over at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog!