Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch #28

Good morning! Another beautiful Fall day!!! Are you ready for a challenge? Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #28. I used last weeks digi stamps from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps, Sweet Cocoa, and Hot Cocoa Sentiments. I fell in complete love with this little guy from the first moment I laid eyes on him, and boy, did I have a hard time making myself complete the projects and cards I had going before I would color him up!! I think I'll use Cocoa for my Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. A group of us who have been stamping and swapping for almost two years participate in a monthly challenge with a theme, and this month, we are doing a Christmas card in non traditional colors. This card also meets a couple other of my favorite challenges. I used the Tuesday Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, and I played along with the challenge on Papercraft Planet in the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps forum, where Leah challenged us to use a snowflake on our card for this week. I love it when I can use a card for so many challenges. Makes me feel like so much thought went in to my card, and actually... it did!
I don't know how you can look at the adorable little Cocoa and not want to have him to use on all your favorite holiday projects and cards!!! He's a digi, so there's instant gratification there! I used my SU inks and aquapainter to color this little fella, and I tried to rough up the paper a bit to give him some texture and make him look "fuzzy". I added some Stickles to the snowflakes on the cup, and the punched snowflake, and I handstitched the criss cross border. I finished this card off with some pearls in the centers of the snowflakes. What a fun card this is, and I don't think I'll ever get tired of sweet little Cocoa! Please be sure and play along at the Sweet Stop. You could be the lucky winner of a fabulous prize.
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish you a day filled with blessings, and happy stamping!! Please come back soon!
Love Ya!

19 comments:

Jessie said...

Awwh, this is just the cutest :)

Viv said...

Wow, wow and double wow! This is amazing Lorie. I DO wish I could colour half as good as you do!
I love it.
Hugs Viv xx

Catherine said...

This is such a cute image, and I love how you used him! The textures (stitching, ribbon, and distressing) make him so snuggly. Love it!

Michelle said...

He's wonderful! I just love him peaking out of the cup and you colored him beautifully! Thanks for sharing :)

Tasha said...

Wow what a pretty card - its adorable! Love the papers and the awesome layout!The image and sentiment are amazing
love tasha xx

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh Lorie!!! This is just gorgeous! I know I keep using the same words, but really, you do such gorgeous work! I can't stop staring at this card!

Nancy said...

WOW Lorie,

That is drop dead GORGEOUS!!! (as always!!!)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Truly spectacular, as always Lorie! I love the way you watercolor girlfriend!

helen ... said...

waw lovely card, and the mosue in the cup looks so sweet =), well done
hugs
helen

MiamiKel said...

Super holiday card! This is a fun sketch -- I'm eyeballing it, and hope I can complete it for the challenge. Wonderful job on the tall gorgeous little mousie cup!

Barb said...

Oh, yummmm! I have a sudden craving for hot chocolate! This is adorable and wonderful with all the colors and fun accents! Terrific!

Barb

Sandy said...

He is so cute, cute, cute! I just love everything about the card! The colors, your papers, your coloring, your details and embellishments. Just adorable!!!

sandra said...

How sweet is that?
I love this image-so cute!
And coloring,and papers and color combination...all perfect!
Hugs!
Sandra!

kadie said...

How DO you do it??!?! Every single time HomeRUN outta the park!! This is outstanding!

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

beautiful card! the colours combination really works. i love this card. =)


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♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Awww...what a really sweet card :0)

Natalёk said...

It's wonderful! I like your cards...

Diane said...

Oh, my goodness...this is just soooo cute. LOVE that mousey in the cup. I'm getting that image....that's a must have. Totally cute card. So glad I found you through the blog hop. Your art is just fabulous!

Carole RB said...

Hi Lorie
Great card!

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