Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sweet Sunday Birthday

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC166.


This is yet another fabulous sketch to work with! I love circles though, so I'm always a happy camper when I see them on a sketch, but I used the mirror image of the sketch. It works so much better this way with my sweet Mouse in the House It's Your Birthday set from My Favorite Things.

Is she not the cutest mouse ever? Ooooh she just makes me smile! I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with copic markers. I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Tangerine paper pad and pieced her shirt with the floral pattern. The image and Kraft layer were cut out with the Circle 1 STAX and Circle 2 STAX Die-namics before I stitched them together. I used the Banner Strip Die-namics and Mini Alphabet stamps to create the fun birthday banner and anchored the ends with Orange Fizz buttons. The twine strip across the top of the banner is Mandarin twine.

On the inside I added Orange Fizz and Kraft layers for a pop of colour and stamped the mouse again in orange ink, along with a sentiment from the set.

I hope you'll play along and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Becca Whitham <-----superstar guest designer

Here are the Die-namics I used:


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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Dana White said...

You know it's funny how much you liket this mouse since you don't like others! Brilliant mirroring the sketch to work with the image.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Your sewing blows me away!!! This is fantasatic!!! Love the sweet mouse and it's coloured beautifully too!!

Lynn Put said...

This is a darling birthday card Karen! Your little paper pieced mouse, with floral and checked papers and banner all look so sweet!

Lori said...

Adorable! Love the paper piecing on the mouse.

Karen Giron said...

LOVE the stitching on the circle - GASP! And the little banner is darling with this sweet mouse. Fabulous card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love the little mouse and the banner you used, which I have yet to ink up, lol. Love the colors and the dp.

Jackie Pedro said...

Complete Cuteness, Karen! LOVE the colors and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the embossed panel and the zig zag stitch around the image! FAB details!

wendy said...

Love your card Karen.... what a perfect image for that sweet lil banner...house mouse is sooo squeeky sweet!

Becca Whitham said...

I can hear that little mouse giggling. What a cute card. I'm not sure how you managed to get the sewing around that circle so perfect, but I'm guessing that will be the part I decide NOT to copy. LOL! Thanks for including me as the guest designer this week. I'm still pinching myself!

Vicki B. said...

Oh My, just adore this Karen, that sweet little mouse is adorable and of course your coloring is perfection!!! Love the sweet banner too!!!

Tracy said...

Karen you are the stitching queen!!! Love, love, love how you mirrored the image. I want to color like you when I grow up!! :)

Leslie said...

Ah, SO cute!! LOVE everything about this - the colours, the papers, the banner! and that sweet little mouse is beyond cute! Love that you used the mirror image too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just darling, Karen! I love her sweet shirt and the banner/twine/button deail!