Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Mojo sketch and California Snow

I love sketch challenges to help get the mojo flowing. I already had this darling Henry Mouse Whiff of Joy image, colored and cut out with a Spellbinder's Octagon Nestabilites die, but didn't know where to go with it layout wise until I saw Monday's MOJO sketch today. It just clicked...add a couple of Spellbinders snowflakes from their Create a Flake sets and it works!! I then added an icicle border to the bottom with a Martha Stewart Border Punch, a sentiment from one of Waltzingmouse's Gingerbread sets called Half Baked Gingerbread Joy, and there ya have it.

I also added some liquid applique to the marshmallows, some glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen and Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, and a PTI ribbon bow. The image was watercolored with my Tombows. Michelle is out of this particulare Henry Mouse image, but she has 4 other darling images to choose from.

That's it for my card, but I'd like to share a photo with you of our "California Snow". This is as close to snow as we usually get. It's actually snowed twice here in the 20+ years that I've lived here, but this type of "snow" (giggle) is not uncommon in the winter months......This is as close to a "White Christmas" as I'll get this year more than likely.

21 comments:

StampOwl said...

Don't tell me I need that snowflake die now arghhhhhh ... this is gorgeous Tosh!!

Bastelfrosch said...

WOW! This is a wonderful card!
Annett
This snowflake.....
Annette

Mercy said...

oh, tosh...this is too precious! love this image, your coloring, and the snowflake accents! too cute! :)

Lori Craig said...

This is beautiful.... love your picture. Looks like such a serene setting. I want to come visit! :) Hugs!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful card - adorable image and your snowflakes are gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I swear, every time you post a card or project, I end up ADDING something to my *wish list*....LOVIN' the Spellbinders snowflakes and I think they're CALLING my name. So beautiful, especially with little ole' Henry. Beautifully colored, girlie. :)

Your farm looks BEAUTIFUL! What a great view you have. :)

Michelle said...

Awesome card, Tosh! Love the layout, and your coloring is always so perfect.

I'm with Denise...thinking I need those Spellbinders snowflakes! LOL!

Cook22 said...

So sweet! Love that texture on the marshmallow, and the darling little mouse.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh you have "snow!" I'm so happy for you Tosh! :) Come visit here, we just had a blizzard and it's snowing again today!

Your sweet card is awesome. I love all the sparkly/snowy/textured elements all tied together so beautifully!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey sweet Tosh! This is beautiful. I think I can reach right in and grab one of those marshmellows!! Lovely coloring girlie. Hugs,

Gabriela said...

My Tosha - My Tosha, what a darling card and sketch. I adore your color blending. I swear it looks like it was airbrushed or water colored, it's so smooth. I adore the warmth the tan highlights lend the steam, ladder and mousie.

Christi said...

This is amazing!!! I also love that pic!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

twice in 20 years.......well ya bettah not whine about Ms. Pooh......sounds like Ms. Charlene could give you quite the experience in her neighborhood today.....

gorgeous white card...and that image is so 'warm' and fuzzy

Danni said...

This is just gorgeous!! I adore it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Tosh!! You should come here for Christmas. We got 8 inches of snow yesterday!!

Gorgeous card!! I love that image and the glitzy snowflakes you added!! Beautiful coloring!!
hugs,
Chris

Jerri Kay said...

So adorable!!!! You get more snow than I get . . . LOL! Ours comes in the form of rain.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Tosh ADORABLE.

Ida P. Krause said...

Totally cute and charming as can be. - Oh your snow is the kind I'd like to see (very little) but we're bound to get some this winter. I just hope it isn't like last winter.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper adorable card - Tosh!!! Love, love the snowflakes and the punched border...so fitting!!!

I haven't seen snow in almost 4 years....so this is a nice treat - LOL!!! Isn't this weather crazy or what- LOL???

Stay warm and safe!!! Hugs ~S~

Rose Ann said...

Your card is soooo darling, Tosh...and I love your beautiful and sparkly snowflakes!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow-- what an amazingly adorable design Tosh! I LOVE the snowflake in white along with the background...gorgeous texture! (can't wait...it's coming in the mail!)Fab coloring as well!

 
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