Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wishing You

I got home from work yesterday evening and found some happy mail waiting for me from Blitsy. It was the awesome Harvest Mouse stamp and die set from MFT. While I was trolling through the awesome cards on the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I recalled a video I had recently seen where Jennifer Maguire had altered this very stamp set so that the mice were carrying things other than pumpkins and apples. I was inspired to alter one of the mice to make it look like he was carrying some coffee on a brisk autumn day. It was tough to do with the dies because I had to do some selective die cutting and some cutting and piecing in with my cutting blade but I managed it. I started by die cutting all of my shapes and stamping the mice, leaves, and pumpkin out some Memento rich cocoa ink. I Copic colored my images and added some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to the sweaters, leaves, and pumpkins. I then stamped the mug from the Technique Tuesday Eat Chocolate stamp set and Copic colored the chevron stripes to match my mice. I put down a strip of patterned paper from the American Crafts Autumn Crisp 6x6 patterned paper and added a piece of white cardstock above it that I had blended some Hero Arts soft pool shadow ink using a Stampin' UP sponge to give it a mottled look with some variation that you would see in the sky. I mounted my images straight onto the card using snail adhesive and sprinkled a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around. I then stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set using some Gina K charcoal brown ink for a nice crisp look. I hope you like it!

56 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

What fun images -- super coloring too

Debbie McNamee said...

Love your card, cute way to use that stamp set!

Celeste Goff said...

Thank you ladies!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so creative, Celeste! I just posted a card for the blog hop using that same fall paper :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, this is too cute! Love these little mice! Gorgeous colouring too!

Christy Q said...

Awesome card!! I love the mouse carrying the coffee and the beautiful scene you created. Such great use of technique!

Annette Allen said...

how totally cute..

Celeste Goff said...

Thank you ladies!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is adorable and I love the way you altered the stamp. All three of your coffee & tea cards are fabulous!

Michele Henderson said...

This is really fantastic! The colors, the design, and those little mice are ADORABLE! LOVE this!
Take care!
Michele

vinita jain said...

Superb coloring in the fun images, love the fall colors! Happy hopping!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so CUTE!!

MiamiKel said...

Cuteness overload!!! This is beyond adorable!!!

DIANA L. said...

Way too cute I love those little mice and the harvest paper is so pretty. Have a blessed day .
Thanks for linking up in the FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP
DIANA L.

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An'Jenic G. said...

Awesome Fall Card. I love that you add the coffee cut.

Tracie Pond said...

adorable!!! great card!

Doudou said...

So cute! Beautiful card

Shannon McComb said...

Oh SO cute!! Love how you made that mousy hold a cup of coffee! Genius!!:)

VanessaB said...

super cute!!

Jenny said...

What a sweet and clever card - adorable!

Sylvia said...

Such a cute fall card, Celeste...can't forget the coffee , a staple of any fall harvest table! Love those animals! Happy hopping!

honeybeelane said...

Ohhhh! So sweet, Celeste! This makes me smile. I love it!!

Celeste Goff said...

Thank you so much for your kind words ladies!

Marie Richardson said...

Ooooooh this is so cute,
Hugs
Marie dt over at MWLW
xx

Twenty Five Smiles said...

Sooo sweet and perfect for fall!

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is just so sweet! And how fun to have that middle mouse carry an extra-extra large coffee! You've fit that in perfectly. Your coloring is spot on and this little scene is pure delight. Love this!! Bev

Ceal said...

Adorable card! thanks for sharing

Rebecca Yahrling said...

You did a marvelous job! This card is totally adorable & the mose carrying the coffee is definitely my favorite - sweet!

Helen F. said...

Eeeekk! this is so darn cute :-) Great coloring too!

SonjaK said...

This is just sooo cute! Love those mice.

~amy~ said...

Sooooooo cute! I just love that you're blogging now....

D.Ann C said...

What adorable mice!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

That's too cute! Love that you make one of the mouse carrying coffee cup!

Nancy Thomas said...

Your combination of elements is so creative and just screams fun. Love the coffee cup carrying mouse.

OH Babs said...

This is adorable and I love the images, color choices and the designer paper.

Shelly said...

Aww...this is sooo cute!!

wendy said...

so adorable love how you added the coffee cup

Julia Aston said...

what sweet little fall mice!

cissi said...

I like your card with the cute mice.

Hetty said...

Happy Coffee Day.What a lovely and sweet card.

Cindy C. said...

Super adorable!! I love it!!

Mandy LaCroix said...

OH I love everything about this card! Fantastical! :)

Mandy
wmlacroix.blogspot.com

Chark said...

how stinkin cute is this?!

Sheryl said...

Uber cuteness!!! What an amazing card!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh these mice are too cute! I love them on the leaves and carrying their favorite things :D

Seleise Barrett said...

oh my gosh - so CUTE! love this card!

Paula Jennings said...

cutest little mice!

Brandi R said...

How darling! Love the mice ♥

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, this is just as cute as can be, and all your fall details are perfection!

Lisa said...

Omg...adorable!

Ashwini Rao said...

Thanks some fantastic image altering and cutting - I can't make you where you've done it at all, so that proves it! :D Love your coloring too!!

Dawn E said...

EEKKK! Sooo cute!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - I LOVE everything about your card - amazing coloring!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

A gorgeous creation and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

Nancy Ball said...

What a sweet card. Your colouring is amazing!

Sue Reynolds said...

Three blind mice, see how they run. They all... Love the mice and the coloring. Great stamps.