Friday, January 16, 2009

Cozy Shoe / House Mouse / ATC

I originally colored this image with the plans to make a card with it but it wasn't coming together just right for me. Then I saw the challenge for this week over at House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog, which is to make an ATC using a House Mouse or Friends image. I knew this image would be perfect for the challenge.

An ATC is an artist trading card and measures 2 1/2" by 3 1/2". I thought I would make mine bright and vibrant so I used colors that were popular with the kids years ago for shoes. I have seen these colors coming back lately! I used the neon colors that Prismacolor no longer makes in their line of colored pencils. Thanks to my son he donated his neon colors to me to use!

Cardstock: Wausau Astro Brights
Printed Paper: Purchased at Hobby Lobby
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Image: House Mouse "Cozy Shoe" by Stampabilities
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils
Circle Nestabilities and SU tab punch were also used

I wish the scan would show the true colors because the colors are really bright neon colors. I also applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to the tip of the shoe lace which doesn't really show in the scan very well.
Be sure to check out the other fabulous creations over at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog!


Rosette said...

So lovely bright and cheerful Susan!! :) Good for you your son gave those colours to you!! YAY!! :)) Those mice are sooo cozy in there, I wish I could be in it as well!!.. Not WITH the mice though!! :))

Carolyn Bounds said...

This is snuggly-cute perfection!!! I love the vibrant colors, and the flawlessly colored image...which is, by the way, too stinkin' CUTE!!!! I simply love EVERY beautiful detail in your fabulous ATC!!!

What a sweetheart of a son you have to donate his retired pencils to Mom:o)

Thanks for playing along with us this week!!! I soooo look forward to admiring more of your gorgeous creations in future HM&F challenges!!!


Lori Barnett said...

Glad you got to do the challenge this week! Fun stuff. Your ATC is SO CUTE! I'm sure the glaze is wonderful IRL!!!

Thanks for the comment on mine :) And I have to tell ya...I have like 100's of pics of my grandaughter making funny faces! It was really hard not to plaster ALL of them on the blog. I would have blown up the computer!ha ha haha She is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Really cute! Love the colors and the paper you used. Looks like they coordinate perfectly. How nice of your son to "donate" his pencils to you!

Shary said...

What a great ATC. Love the image and of course beautifully coloured.

Carmen O. said...

This ATC is just too cute! I love the multi colored shoe and all the detail. Fabulous work.

Sassy Crafts said...

Really gorgeous. Loving the colours of the shoe aswell. x

Jessica G. said...

This is adorable! Great coloring technique and the perfect sentiment, too.

Els G. said...

Beautiful ATC! Lovely image and great colouring.