Monday, January 12, 2009

HM-ATC

Yay! House Mouse Monday Challenge is back! This week's challenge was to make an ATC, or Artist's Trading Card. These have to measure 2.5 x 3.5. I used SU papers in the Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. I then used my Rectangular Nestie on Shimmer White and cut out and mounted my HM image, "Morning Kick Start", on that. The sentiment is from Amuse, and the "coffee" on the mug is from Flourishes Coffee and Friends. I colored my image with Copics.
I'm frustrated that my pictures, once uploaded, have been looking so washed out. I'm still playing with solutions, but IRL they look so much perkier. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the DT's entries, as well as all the participants. These are fun little cards to make.

12 comments:

Shary said...

Great ATC, love the colours and the sentiment is so true.

Dawn said...

Aww Bless Mudpie - gorgeous colours!

Nancy said...

Awwww...this is soooo cute! Great little card!
I struggled with mine a bit, partly because I was making it as a Valentine for Cards 4 Kids, and I am just not used to that tiny size. Oh well, I gave it a whirl. :)

CRAFTERESA said...

this ATC is sooooooo cute
makes me wanna stroke his little head!
have a mice day!
teresa xx

Cindy said...

Karen, Love this card it. As always you have such great detailing. I can stare at your cards for hours and see something different. Can't wait to ink my first House Mouse stamp. I just got it the other day. How do you like the Copics. I have been looking at getting some for some time now. BTW, check out my blog. I did my first contest.

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Karen! I'm up and running again so I wanted to pop over for a visit. Your little critter is darling, sweet, charming--I just love him! Oh, I've been there with the photo frustrations...I know how you feel. It takes almost as long to photograph a card as it does to make it!

Carmen O. said...

Oh this image is so sweet and I love how you laid it out! The orange really makes it pop. Wonderful work.

Carolyn Bounds said...

I am soooo slipping!!! How did I miss this cutie in the coffee cup? I tell ya, I have got to get it together!!

Your ATC is FABULOUS!!! You are really rocking those Copics! I just think coloring with any medium comes naturally to you. An artist is an artist; and you, my friend, are an artist!! I love the way you colored your image...the mouse is complete perfection, and you color combo is right on the money!!! I ♥ it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Susan said...

Love your ATC! I almost didn't do this challenge because I sometimes struggle with ATCs. You certainly had no trouble though because yours is fabulous. You have many wonderful creations on your fun blog!

Paula said...

Love this ATC...too cute! I purchased a light cube off of ebay for about $12 to help with my photos and all my colors are coming out pretty true to form now, no matter my light situation!

Sassy Crafts said...

Really beautiful. I have to get that stamp, every time i see it i want it more....lol. Thanks for joining in. x

Els G. said...

Beautiful ATC! Lovely image and such great colouring (I wish I could use my Copics like that).
Els
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