Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Playing along with a couple of challenges

My poor blog has been neglected for awhile.  I started doing a little spring cleaning!  As I was cleaning I realized some of the challenge sites were not active but some were still being used.  After I removed the inactive sites and I checked out the challenges and decided tocreate a card that I use for two of the challenges!

First challenge is the House Mouse and Friend Challenge HMFMC139 which is "wings".  While I adore House Mouse stamps, sadly I don't own any.   I do have 2 Gruffies stamps (bears, imagine that)!  But neither have any "wings".   I decided to use "Hammock Hibernation" and add the wings!

The second challenge is Simon Says by the numbers challenge. 1 bear, 2 flowers, and 3 butterflies!

There is still time to join both challenges and both are offering prizes, so go make something and enter!
To create this card I:
  • stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • used Copics markers (YR02, Y11, Y13, Y18, G12, G14, G17, G46, G82, B21,E40, E42, E44, E47, and colorless blending solution) to color the first image completely and just the sunflowers (including stems and leaves) on the second image
  • fussy cut the sunflowers on the second image
  • attached the lower part of the stems directly to the complete image and popped the upper leaves and sunflowers with some foam tape
  • printed the sentiment with MS Word using Calbri font
  • mounted sentiment & image on dark blue mat
  • stamped inside of card using a stamp from Tim Holtz' "Words for Thoughts" set
  • added a butterfly inside
  • mounted image/mat on white card
  • added butterflies (folded the butterfly on the nose in the attempt to make it look like it is just taking off, lol)
Thanks for stopping by!  Oh, if you have a favorite challenge site, please leave a link to it in the comment section!  Thanks!  Have a great day!



  1. smiling as I write, love the gorgeous colouring of the image, and the added butterfly on his nose a great touch and a lovely card, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Linda...your card is absolutely darling. Your use of color and how you so perfectly colorized your card is wonderful! I love your stamped image! That little napping between the two sunflowers is so cute. Love the butterflies, too...especially the dimensional one that has landed on his nose! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Linda, very creative use of this stamp for our Wings Challenge. The addition of the butterflies looks great with your beautifully colored image. Thanks for joining us and showing everyone you don't have to have a stamp with wings on it to enter. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.


  4. Such an adorable image - lovely colouring and your butterflies are a perfect addition!! What a gorgeous sentiment inside and out!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with House Mouse and Friends challenge,
    Heather xx

  5. So cute! Good to see your creations again, it's been too long! Hope you are well! That is a really cute stamp!