Friday, September 1, 2023

Friendship - Color Dare Challenge #564 - Six Pack

This is my Design Team project for Color Dare Challenge #564 "Six Pack". While going through my stash there was an cute image of a House Mouse with a Fall leaf.  This caught my attention because there were four colors in the Color Board that could be used in the leaf, plus could die cut a tag around mouse image to use in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #540

So I started with a blended background using inks closest to the colors Grape, Nectarine, Green Apple and Raspberry... then using black ink stamped several leaves randomly on the blended background.  Cut the background in three sizes approximated as shown in sketch and adhered them leaving spacing for the black line between each cut.  

The die-cut tag was narrower than the image so fussy cut the one side around a part of the leaf and a part of the mouse on the end of tag and layered a black border around the tag for shadow leaving the fussy-cut hanging over the edge. 

The same ink colors were used on the leaf for a closer match to the background and applied with a paint brush; however, Copic Sketch Brush Pens were used on the House Mouse. To soften the white tag... watered down a little of the tangerine ink and swiped with a paint brush around the image.  Instead of the bow embellishment in the sketch... stamped two smaller leaves, colored with paint brush strokes and added a sequin in the middle.  The tab was then adhered to the background using 3D thin foam tape for some dimension.  

Found this cute sentiment in my stash, cut to size, bordered with black cardstock and adhered to bottom r-h corner.  The inside was bordered with two of the cuts from my blended background 

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #564 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.

Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Black and White Daisy 
     Stampendous "Fall Float House Mouse" 
     Autumn Splendor D1181
     From Owl of Us S2310 SOTM
     CTMH "Tags" 
Inks and Pens Closest to Color Board 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
        House Mouse:  E50, E51, E33, E34 
        Copic Multi-Liner "Black" 
     Inks Closest to Color Board 
        Raspberry, Nectarine=Tangerine, Willow=Green Apple, 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Brown Sequin 


Debi said...

LOVE this card! Fall & colorful leaves are my favorite. The sentiment & mouse are perfect together!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous Fall card! Your color blinding is amazing! I love everything about it.

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Suzanne :-) I love this image and your coloring is fabulous! Love the background too, so very beautifully done! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

Aimee said...

Whoa this is a stunning fall card. the colors worked perfectly.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is adorable with the little mouse and the leaf. Great idea to use the inks for a background! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such a beauty Suzanne! The ink blending on the background and the same colours painted on the leaves is superb, and I love the way you fussy cut the tag so that the large leaf and mouse are overlapping it. Vicky x

Sue from Oregon said...

Well you rocked the color challenge-so happy you included the meece with your pretty colors! Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue Kment

KarinsArtScrap said...

Suzanne gorgeous and cute card

Thank you for playing with us at the
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Lynda said...

What a great use of the colours - loving that cute little mouse with the leaf. The ink blending is a great background. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Sue said...

I love the background you created and the image is adorable. Love the colors of Fall. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Dena J said...

Gorgeous autumn card! You really used the colors and silhouette stamping beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is GORGEOUS. I love the leaves and warm Autumn colors. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at THe Four Seasons Challenge and please stop by again soon.

Ellibelle said...

Such a sweet HM image and loving these gorgeous fall colors! Great sketch too! Thanks so much for joinin in at Four Seasons challenge this month!

Melissa Craig said...

These colors are absolutely gorgeous! I like the technique you used, too.

Brandi said...

Stunning! I love the colours, it is so vibrant, amazing job! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Darlene said...

Oh WOW! This is so, so pretty! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Heather said...

Awww . . . how cute!! Love the colors in your fabulous background; and it's so fun that the image is partially off the tag! Thanks for playing with Critter Crazy Challenge.

Dawn Phillips said...

I love it. Your mouse is having the time of it's life. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Lisa said...

This is a great House Mouse image and you used those colors perfectly! Really gorgeous card.

Vandra said...

Your card is magical. I love the background you created and how you stamped on it too. That mouse is the cutest. A fabulous colour dare card!