Monday, December 21, 2009

Inspired by Challenges ~

I try to be organized.  I've even organized my reader with folders of challenges I like to follow, bloggers that love to give away candy, bloggers that knock my socks off with their coloring skills, etc.  Being organized does little for the mojo though.  I don't think I'm depressed - I just don't have the drive to get things done because I don't have somewhere else I need to be.  I can always do it tomorrow.  Does that make sense?  Anyhow, this card was inspired by numerous challenges: Color Throwdown #72 {Riding hood red, wild wasabi, soft sky, pretty in pink}, Whiff of Joy {sparkle}, Copic Creations #17 {Snow/Snowpeople}, Crazy 4 Challenges #15 {Snowmen/Snowflakes} & Moxie Fab {All Creatures Great & Small}.  Ha!  Obviously, I would've had to have drawn in a background with snowy hills or something to follow with the Copics challenge, but whatever!  Once I realized I wasn't going to make the deadline, the vision shifted.  LOL

This little cutie is from Whiff of Joy.  He is just darling, don't you think?  I love the expression on his face.  I drew a line in to ground him, colored it like *ice* and added a couple lines with a white gel pen for accent.  The holly berries have Stickles for an extra bit of shine.  I don't love the way the card came out, but since I wasn't following a sketch challenge {ha!}, I didn't really have much inspiration in that department!  The inside has a sweet little sentiment stamp from Bugawumps that I'll tell you more about later.
I should have a couple more glimpses into holiday cards this week, as well as a sweet 16 card I've made for my niece using last week's Mojo Monday sketch.  {Hee, hee!  Late again!}  Now, if I don't make it back, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!  I'm finding this holiday so much more fun now that I have a little kiddo that is super excited.  I want to find ways to make it more special and memorable for him. 
Thank you all so much for your support and sweet comments!  Have an incredible day!  ~lyss
STAMPS:  Whiff of Joy Henry Mouse Ice Skating
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI SS White; SU Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi; DP Basic Grey Dasher 
OTHER: Xyron sticker machine; Doodlebug glitter; some other fabulous super fine and sparkley glitter; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Xmas Red Stickles


Anonymous said...

Really cute card...I love challenges too to motivate me! ;)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I like how it turned out! The mouse is so cute and the line you added is awesome--I'll have to try that out.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Alyssa! Thanks for entering the All Creatures Great & Small Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! Happy holidays! :)

Jen Shults said...

Whoa that is a lot of challenges and you did a great job combining them. :D This layout is great. And I love the cluster of snowflakes. :D

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwwww! I love this WOJ image (I haven't seen this one before), and especially how you drew in the ice. Really pretty papers, too!

Terri G said...

OH! I like it so much!

Awesome creation, MysLyss.