DYSU Challenge #66: Friendly Critters

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hi there, Friends! A few weeks ago I was a Top 3 pick for the Do You Stack Up Challenge #62 with my Pear notecard set, and Joan invited to be a Guest Designer. Well, it's finally my week, and the challenge this week (DYSU#66) is Friendly Critters!

Joan sent me the cutest little critter for my card--a Mousey Seamstress from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. I had so much fun coloring her up with my Copics. I added some black Enamel Accents to her eyes and nose and Glossy Accents to her shoes and needle. For the spool, I printed the image a second time, colored the spool, cut it out, wrapped it in pink and white twine, and glued it over the main image. I didn't have to use foam dots--the twine was thick enough to pop it up just fine. I paper pierced the perimeter of the image rectangle and used a green Sharpie marker to "sew" between the holes.

On the inside, I used border punches on red and brown cs and topped them off with a piece of the same dp I used on the front, then I sponged Tea Dye Distress Ink around the edges.

I'll also be entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Use Your Favourite Tool - My favorite tool is my Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you'll join us at the DYSU Challenge Blog this week for a fun challenge!  

Stamps: Mousey Seamstress (Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps)
Paper: This & That (Echo Park)
Ink: Copic markers; Distress Ink; Sharpie marker
Dies: Classic Rectangles Sm, Classic Scalloped Rectangles Sm, Fancy Tags Three (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Postage Stamp border punch (EKSuccess); Daisy border punch (Martha Stewart); Polka Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ruler twill ribbon (Taylored Expressions); Glossy Accents; Enamel Accents; Pearl Pen; Twine (The Twinery); paper piercer
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Carla S. said...

This is so cute and creative, Cheryl! Love the adorable image and all the neat details you added!

Heather Jensen said...

This is just darling Cheryl. Your coloring is fabulous. :)


Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

Unknown said...

This mouse is so cute. I just love what you did with this image.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this card just makes me SO happy, Cheryl! Freaking adorable!

Maria said...

The mouse is so sweet and adorable! The coloring is perfect! Love the spool and twine! The twill measure tape on the side, too!

Mary Jo said...

This is fab! LOVE the measuring tape ribbon-perfect! Thanks for joining us as our guest designer this week at DYSU!

Marie said...

Your mousey is jut too too cute, Cheryl. Love the thread on the spool and the measuring tape.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! So cute! I had to go look at their images. Some really adorable stuff. Love how you did the spool. Such a fun card!

Theresa said...

Cheryl, this is just too darling. Love the twill ribbon and the coloring is amazing. I have a Big Shot - I still haven't figured out how to use it!

Shelby said...

This is just wonderfully creative and just love how you've used the twine on the spool. And of course, beautiful coloring.


Conniecrafter said...

great papers and ribbon to go with that darling image, love the twine wrapped around the spool!

Ren-Yi said...

hi Cheryl - so glad you were GDTing with us at DYSU. love your creation - you really pulled out all the stops. I especially love your pp and sewing! Thanks for joining us.