Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Time for Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge

 Happy Hump Day! A new sketch challenge begins today at Outlawz and I have my DT make to share with you.
Our sponsor this month is Di's DigiStamps. I had her adorable image Together Home Forever Mice in my files, and as this Sunday is our 35th wedding anniversary, I made a card for Honey with it. I chose Craft Consortium's Over the Hedge collection papers. The image is cutesy but I think the flora papers match the image's mushroom well and the colors are good for a man. A touch of mush but not too much mush, lol. Say that 3 times fast, heehee 😁
  
At left is our sketch for this challenge, which serves as inspiration for the challenge. As long as we can see that you used the sketch, feel free to change it's dimensions and/or orientation as you need. I've shown it next to my card so you can easily see how I followed it.
I printed out the image on Springhill Digital and colored it with Promarkers, then fussy cut it. I ink-edged the base mat paper with some dark olive green chalk ink. I added two index card cut triangles at opposite corners per the sketch and layered on a couple of green MFT die cut photo corners. Then I found a dark red paper scrap in my stash and used an Avery Elle die to cut 4 hearts. The center green leaf paper has a Spellbinders Classic Circle die cut out of it and I layered the image over that. I used Crimson Versafine ink to stamp all the sentiments, clear powder to heat-emboss them and Bundled Sage Distress ink to stipple the paper. I used a Clear Dollar oval label die to cut out the Sweet n Sassy Happy Anniversary sentiment and hearts. I trim-cut the top MFT and bottom Verve "Together" sentiments with a ruler and knife.
I composed a personal private message for inside, so I am only sharing the back. I used the same mushroom flora paper as on the front to mat the back. I added the circle I had left over after die cutting it out of the front leaves paper, a strip of the other side of the mushroom flora paper (love those cute hedgies) and a stamped and punched siggie I inked with some Bundled Sage Distress ink.
And a final view. I hope he likes it. I love how it looks like the micey couple are relaxing and enjoying looking out on their flora meadow landscape au natural. Thanks for visiting me today. Take good care out there! xoxo

MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
I used patterned paper with flowers front and back and used one of Di's images
I used the colors + heat-embossed all the sentiments
The mushroom house image has big spots and is colored with Promarkers
I've used a focal digi linked above in post
Promarkers used to color image
Promarkers used / Option played

Dies Used: MFT photo corner/Spellbinders Classic Circle/Clear Dollar oval label/Avery Elle hearts
Dies Used: MFT photo corner/Spellbinders Classic Circle/Clear Dollar oval label/Avery Elle hearts

28 comments:

D.L. Walls said...

Adorable image and wonderful card design. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both and I wish you and your Sweetheart another wonderful 35 years +. Thanks for sharing your project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.
Donna
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Pamela said...

I rarely made a squares card and the color job is really good. thank you for joining us at C4G for wildlife theme

Bonnie Lynn said...

Your card is just fabulous!!! I love how you've carried the designer paper throughout including the back.

Michelle N. said...

Love the mice, and the card is just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

My name is Erika. said...

Those mice are so sweet on their mushroom. What a fun anniversary card. You also have a great die collection as you always have these nice cut cut shapes. I hope your week is going well. Hugs-Erika

Jocelyn said...

Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful card to celebrate the occasion. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Arlene said...

I love the way you colored the mushroom, so bright and you really made that sketch your own. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas June Challenge of “Anything Goes”. Arlene, DT for Die Cut Divas.

Donna Ellis said...

Those little mice could not be sweeter, Aimes! Such a darling image for many occasions - like friendship or love. Your trademark use of papers and collage elements always causes me to take a deeper look into each corner of your cards. The little critters on the back side are so cute! Fabulously done! xx

Vic said...

Super card - and I love the fact that you made a wonderful feature of the back too...Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

Pamela said...

A perfect card for your Honey - Happy Anniversary to you both.
Pamela
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is just the cutest, those little mice are adorable. Great words too.

Jo
CD Sunday Plus DT

NPurdum56 said...

What a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge! We hope to see you join us again! Nancee DT

Linda Mc Enery said...

I'm so impressed with how you've managed to take a sweet, cute image, and made it feel quite 'grown=up' with your colour and paper choices. Super sketch and such a great way to interpret it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers! Good luck in the draw!
Linda

Crafty KJ said...

Aw these mice are too cute and I love your colouring! Great layout and the sentiments are just gorgeous too! Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Karen x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card and so delightful with the cuddly Koalas. Love this Aimes.
Faith x

Francesca said...

Beautiful card, the image is super sweet! Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start!

Liz said...

Lovely card, the sentiments are beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Happy anniversary, I love the sentiment on this card and gorgeous design
Thank you for joining us
Margaret
CD Sunday plus DT

K M Meena Herale said...

Gorgeous work, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see you next time. Happy Crafting

Hugs
DT Meenaa Herale

https://cardscraftandart.blogspot.com

Ella's Design said...

Lovely earthy colour tones and the pretty nature inspired paper work perfectly for this sweet card, Aimeslee and a great use of the sketch too!
A very Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby and thanks for playing along with our special Anniversary challenge at Passion for Markers this week! Lisa x

ILEANA ARTUFFO said...

Beautiful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG".
Ileanaxx

mirtillamente said...

Great and cute work!
Thanks to join us at Mirtillamente-Challenge!
°Eve / mlj°° owner & designer //mirtillamente.com

Ellibelle said...

Such a sweet anniversary card with this cute image, wonderful sentiments and so nicely finished all around!
Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellie
Ellibelle's Corner

Dawn Phillips said...

Such a really sweet card. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Thank you for sharing such a cute Anniversary card. Congratulations. You are right a little mush is appropriate and your sweet "wild" mice fit the C4G theme nicely. Thanks for joining us. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous card and colouring thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers

Chana Malkah said...

Aw! How sweet is this? Thanks for an adorable submission to our challenge at A Place to Start!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Susan Renshaw said...

Great design!
Thanks for sharing with the Happy Little Stampers!