Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Muffin Mouse

Happy Wednesday to you! We're right smack dab in the middle of the kids' spring break and today we're on the campus of Miami University of Ohio on a college tour for my son. Three universities this week - Purdue University (my alma mater), Miami University and Virginia Tech.  All with really terrific engineering schools, business schools and pretty campuses. We're just at the start of a time intensive process of visiting and eventually selecting a college and he has not even concluded his junior year yet!

Let's get on with the card now that I've blabbered on enough about spring break!  It's the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with a beautiful sketch to follow this week and a fantastic sponsor that we all love.

This sketch, created by our own Sally Dube, is a quick one to go together, shows off those pretty designer papers we're all addicted to using and has just the right touch of embellishments.  I love the two papers cut on the diagonal. Great job Sally!

The fabulous Jennifer Nilsson, owner and super talented illustrator, at The Doodle Garden is generously sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week. You just can't resist the darling and whimsical images she creates.  The Grand Prize Winner of the challenge will receive 5 free single images from The Doodle Garden - a terrific prize. Please join us this week for a chance to win!

This adorable image from The Doodle Garden is called "Muffin Mouse" and he has the sweetest little face. I colored him with light pastel color Copics and keeping it fair and light is a challenge for me! The pretty papers are from My Mind's Eye Fiddlesticks 6x6 DP pad. The flowers from the same papers were layered with SU punches, scrunched up and held in place with single silver brads.

Now you just have to see all the other wonderful cards the design team created to inspire you using The Doodle Garden images. Such beautiful cards this week! Pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by!


mulberry station said...

Sharon, have a wonderful spring break with your family. Your card is sooo yummy. Love those colors and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

LOL, Sharon you can see what frame of mind I am in this morning saying "thanks for joining us" LOL. I need to wake up.
Hugs, Nancy

Joanna said...

Absolutely darling. Love the new look of your blog. Very Spring-y. Enjoy your college shopping trips.

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon I do love your card. The pastels are so pretty, which I find hard to use as well. I loved this image when I used it last of The Doodle Garden it's totally my favourite I was even thinking of using it again this challenge. Love your papers and embellishments. Best of luck with choosing your son's uni.
Wishing you a lovely week.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adore this, Sharon! Gorgeous mix of patterns and perfect coloring of the sweet image.

Linda Anderson said...

Wait till he's a senior Sharon and you're impatiently waiting to hear from all those colleges he has applied to...very stressful! That's the stage we're at.

Your card is soooooo adorable. Love your image and the pretty purples.


Sally Dube said...

Sharon - I love the soft pastel colors!! So sweet!! Love the flowers as well =)
Beautiful card!!
Blessings to you!!

Heide said...

Super cute! Love the colors and your fab coloring.
Hugs, Heide