Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cup of Cocoa on a wet day


The first photo shows none of the dimension of the card, so I tried to take a side version to show the parts of the card that are popped up.

This is for the challenge on Stampin' Sisters in Christ for a card of encouragement, thinking of you or praying for you. Just Because from PTI's Damask Designs set just fit the space, so I chose that.

This is the layout this week on Priscilla Styles Midnight Madness sketch challenge as well, cool sketch, although I had to scrounge around for a pin that fit. Because of the color scheme and theme of the card I didn't want to put any beads on the pin, so I glued on some buttons instead.

I wanted to use this stamp particularly after seeing Priscilla's card because we are having cocoa weather, so she inspired me to make a cocoa theme as well. And I never had any intention of popping up any elements of the card, until a gold pen I was using to mark dots on the cup leaked a huge gold splotch all over the cup. The rest of it was all colored, what to do? Cut and color another cup and then the cocoa label as well to balance things out.

This is mainly painted with WWC except for the silver on the cocoa tin, I used a silver pencil for that and you can see a bit of shimmer when you look at the card in person. Papers are SU, buttons are PTI, ribbon was a scrap I found in a drawer. I also chose the nestability shape for the main image because it reminds me a bit of the shape of a Hershey's cocoa can. :) Thanks for looking.

30 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love it! Very beautifully colored. Don't those little critters look like they are enjoying their treat? I love the colors. A job very well done. Thank you for playing with us this week. Hoping you will join us again next week.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Belinda said...

Lovely coloring! And adorable image!

Joanne (jojot) said...

warms the spirit with its sweetness

Carol said...

What a beauty with all these luscious layers. And those colors are scrumptious...I think I could go for a cup of hot cocoa right now!!! This is splendid. Thanks for playing with us this week. Hope to see more of your wonderful work. Be sure to stop by Priscilla's blog for all the fun happenings this month.

Carol
Guest Designer

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

what a lovely card, PS. the coloring is just wonderful.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello PeggySue - this is adorable...imagine if that really happened...we would be horrified! LOL! But on paper...this is gorgeous! Your colours are perfect!! ADORABLE!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at MMSC. We hope to see you again next week - can't wait to see what you come up with. Be sure to check back at Priscilla's blog for all the fun and give-a-ways in the coming weeks!
Linda MMSC Guest DT

Traci M said...

Peggysue, I love these lil mice, and your colors are so soothing and sweet with the image! This is one of those cards I would like to see in person...I know what you mean about the dimension in non-dimensional blogland!
I have those stick pins and never remember to use them. Thanks for the inspiration to stamp...just not feeling it lately! :)

Lee said...

This is a gorgeous card. Such a cute image and love the dimension on this card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an adorable card! You did a marvelous job coloring in the image! :) TFS

anya said...

What a cute image! Your coloring is really fantastic!

Leah said...

I love this! That image is so adorable and your coloring is great. Love all the layers too:)

Kristine said...

:) {{BIG OL' SMILE}} This is sooo CUTE! Love this image and your sketch and nesties is so awesome!! :) Great job Peggysue!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so cute Peggy Sue!! I just love HM and you did a divine job coloring it!! What an awesome job on the sketch!! Glad you could play along.

I have blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

blessings,
Chris

Melissa said...

So cute! I think I need some cocoa now...

One Picky Family said...

super duper cute, PS!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh how adorable! I love this image and your coloring with a great choice of colors.

Linda said...

This is sooo cute. I love your card. You did a great job with
the coloring.

Linda :)

Diane said...

Oh, my! PS, this is just fabulous. Love everything about it. It's about the perfect card. I have that set!!!! Oh, boy, am I ever inspired...great image for winter coming...LOVE it LOVE it.

BTW...I'll be working on your WTW piece this week and emailing you. I haven't forgotten.

Stephanie said...

Love the layout here, Peggysue! What a fun card!

Priscilla said...

What a great take on the sketch and the stick pin looks awesome :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. We value your participation and please mark your calendar for the Oct 16th MM Blog Hop :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Vikki Jo said...

OMG This is just so darn adorable!

IamDerby said...

That is the cutest little stamp and you did an awesome job with it. Beautiful coloring.

Mara... said...

Amazing card. The layering is fantastic and I love the coloring you did. Love it!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

What a warm and lovely card! I'm with Carol! I could go for a cup of cocoa too! Getting cold and rainy here! Thank you for playing with us this week and hope to see you again next week!

Sue
MMDT

Dell said...

Oh what a wonderful House Mouse card!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an absolutely lovely house mouse card. Your coloring and layers are so fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
Please stop by my blog, and sign up for my birthday blog candy. I will be giving it away at the end of the month!
Denise
Midnight Madness Design Team

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful - love the shading and the way you have layered the card!!

Leigh said...

Oh gorgeous card. Love your colouring.

Rica said...

Fabulous card, love the beautifully coloured adorable image, cute button and gorgeous ribbon.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is sooooo CUTE!! Great job on the coloring!! such a cute image!!