Monday, September 14, 2015

Time Out Challenge, Marker Pop!, NBUS Challenge and I want to be a Superstar!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you are all enjoying your day. Char and I have the day off for the Jewish holiday. I have had time to do things like go to the gym, have breakfast with Char and my father, and do some chores around the house. I could go for Mondays off all year!!

Today I am posting a card that I finished last night. I received my new My Favorite Things "Harvest Mouse" set this week and I had a chance to play with it yesterday. I am entering it into My Favorite Things "You Could be a Card Design Superstar"contest.


I made a "peek a boo" card with it. First I die cut a space on the card front. I then stamped the leaves, the second mouse and all the leaves. As I was doing this, I decided to leave the elements in the front just black and white. I wanted to use Copic markers to color and as this was basically a one layer card, I did not want the coloring to show through. My happy medium was to color the mouse that would be peeking from the inside of the card.


I stamped the mouse onto the die cut that I had cut from the front and used Copic markers to color him in. Isn't he cute? I did some "dot" coloring on him after I was finished. I used both Copic and gel markers for that. I have done it on my monsters that I have colored before but doing it here was an experiment. I am not sure how I feel about it.


When I finished coloring in the mouse, I adhered him to the inside of the card.


I then stamped a simple sentiment from the same set inside. I wasn't sure if I wanted to decorate the inside or not but decided I liked it simple and clean. I know that this kind of card I would write things on the inside and by leaving it clean, there is more room to do so.

Again, I am entering this into the My Favorite Things "You Could be a Card Superstar!" contest.


I am also entering this into Marker Pop!'s #77 Fall/Autumn Challenge. This is the first time I have ever entered a challenge here and it makes me nervous!!


Another challenge I am entering it into is Darnell's NBUS #5 Challenge. Since these stamps and dies are brand new, this counts!! (I think!) And am entering the Time Out Challenge #39-"Make Your Mark."


I don't usually enter so many challenges at once but this card just happens to fit the bill!! I thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:



Copic Colors: C0, C1, C2, C3, C4 (mouse), E71, E77 (shoes), B21, B23, B26 (vest), YR15, YR18, YR24 (pumpkin) Y21, YR21, YR23, YR24 (sweater) R01 (ear and cheek) G21, G24 (stem)

15 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

This is SO cute! I adore the use of mouse die and the simplicity of the design. Good luck, Nora!

Ardyth said...

Love how you did this with the colour on the inside - very clever! Good luck!

Happy Dance said...

I adore this one Nora. The black and white with the brightly colored mouse peeking through is a delight. Just fantastic. I know you've got a winner with this cutie. Just darling. Bev

Anita in France said...

What a sweet card, Nora ... love how you left the outside black and white so that beautifully coloured little peekaboo mouse would be the star of the show! Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

This is so adorable! I don't ever remember seeing a card done this way before. So clever! Great coloring!

Kim Heggins said...

Nora...in my opinion, you are a SuperStar! What a fabulous card and I am happy that I have this set and I will be making one just like this, so stinkin' clever!

SmilynStef said...

That is so stinkin' cute ... and the sentiment on the inside is perfect

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome and so perfectly fine - love the way that mouse is the star of the show!! Your Coloring looks so amazing and the card itself is SUCH a WINNER!!! I am impressed with all the challenges you were able to enter with this card - it is so well done and so CASliscious!!! Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! Thinking of you!!

Jill Vickers said...

Very sweet card - love how you highlighted with colour and created the peek-a-boo to the inside - very clever! Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, Laura...this is absolutely ADORABLE! I love how you did selective coloring on the single image and your design is just amazing! Beautiful Copic coloring, and great job combining challenges!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora what a super cut card. I just got this set myself now I can CASE you. :)

Holly Endress said...

I love this.. what a fun idea with the Peek a Boo cut out!! Good luck on the MFT contest.. Thanks for joining us this week at the markerPop Challenge.

Holly Endress said...

I love this.. what a fun idea with the Peek a Boo cut out!! Good luck on the MFT contest.. Thanks for joining us this week at the markerPop Challenge.

Cindy Hehmann said...

Love the way you placed one mouse on the inside of the card. Great idea. I'll be using that. I'll give you full credit with whomever I send the card to. ..lol.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you only colored the one mouse and he's on the inside too, great card!