Sunday, February 24, 2013

Designed To Color Challenge: Sketch

Loved working with this month's sketch challenge over at Designed to Color!! I flipped the sketch on its side, and pulled out a few new stamps I've been dying to ink up - this House Mouse set (Sew Happy) that I got from Joanna Sheen's webstore was a perfect fit with some of my newly released stamps from Impression Obsession.

Here's the sketch:

...and my card:

The image is painted with Shinhan Premium Watercolors (Crimson Lake, Light Red, Cadmium Yellow Deep, VanDyke Brown, Black, Marine Blue) - I think I've finally graduated from my waterbrush to 'real brushes' and water. I did use the waterbrush for the background, because I'm so used to the flow, but for the detail on the mice I pulled out a few really fine brushes.

My sweetie bought me a cute little sewing machine for Christmas... the presser foot is wiggly, and I'm still figuring out the tension, so please don't look closely at the stitching... but it's nice to have something that I can keep near my workspace. My other sewing machine was badly in need of oiling and cleaning, and he did that for me, but something got put back together wrong, and now it stitches backwards!

If you're up for a challenge, pop on over to the DTC blog for the details!

Other stamps used: CAC Cross Stitch, Crochet Border 3, Sew, Blessed (all from Impression Obsession)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Your watercoloring is just awesome. The mice look almost real! Great, great card!

  2. You always surprise me with your cards. You use so many mediums in such a beautiful way. These watercolours are absolutely stunning Dina.

  3. Love it! The image, color, your coloring--all fab.

  4. I have always thought these stamps were cute,but never really wanted to buy one. However, I've never seen them colored well either, I guess. YOU have made this one beautiful! Actually, absolutely gorgeous! (It's still sweet, too!)

  5. This card just took my breath away. Absolutely charming. Your choice of colors goes so well with the image, and the design? - well it makes a person feel all warm and cozy.

  6. Beautiful card,Love your stamp,the colors are very pretty...

  7. WOW breathe taking so amazing the different techniques you used and how it all just flows together I love coming here every day, thanks for sharing with us...

  8. This is Sew Cute! I love how you colored the fabric. I would have tried to color the whole thing in and just the dhading you did tells me everything I need to know about that Fabric!
    Love the little mice, too!

  9. Holy Schmoly that is some fantastic coloring!