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Monday, October 5, 2009

MAGICAL MONDAY

Hey All!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  But now that it is officially over, that can only mean one thing. . . . .It's Monday and time again for a Magical Monday at "There's Magic in the Air".  Today's image is really fun and just in time for Halloween . . . it is titled "Mouse Candy"!  Here is my card:



The challenge this week is to use orange and black on your card and one other color.  I've never been good at this challenge, because I'm a stickler for having everything colored the way it is supposed to be.  But I've been assured that I have done this correctly.  That my third color is technically purple.  Even though I've colored the mouse grey, the pumpkin stem and broom brown, and the pumpkin squiggles green!  LOL  But there you have it.  I colored the image with my ccp/oms as always.  I added some purple glitter on the star on his hat and around his treat bag.  I cut the image out with my Nesties and soft sponged the outer edge of the cut out with distress ink called "soot".    I also embossed the edge around the image with my Nesties and then colored the embossed edge with black marker to define it a bit.  The background paper has little Halloween words (if you click on the pic you'll be able to read what they say) and is matted on black card stock.  I then added the black photo corners with a little orange bling and then the ribbon to finish it off.

I've begun decorating the inside of some of my cards like I've seen so many of you do, so here is the inside:



Simple but decorated all the same.  The sentiment is from a House Mouse Halloween set I have which I thought was perfect for this image.

So, there you go.  Another great image from Nina May.  Again, get on over there and snag yours for FREE before next Monday or you'll have to pay for it later!  We'd love to see your cards for the challenge, but be aware, you don't have to play in the challenge to get the FREE image.

I'll be back on Wednesday with another Wednesday Evening Post which will contain the Bow Easy tutorial tip I promised.  So until then, stay well.  I still haven't made it to all of your past posts yet, but I'm working on it.  So if I haven't left you comments yet, I will soon.

One final sad note, my sweet blogging buddy Judy at "Designs by Nanny" had a very serious heart attack last week.  I was just stunned by the news.  So if you have a few moments, could you drop by and send her some words of encouragement?  I'd appreciate it and I know she would.  Thanks!

Until Wednesday Kiddos!  

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

28 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

Super Cute! Love the big bow, and the corner accents, colored wonderfully as usual :) LOL yeah you can still color the image "right" using all colors ;)

America said...

Hi Curt! I really love this adorable card! Tha mouse is too cute, the ribbon, corners and colors are perfect! Sorry to hear about Jusy- how incredibly SAD.

America said...

I am going over to Judy's blog now.... Also wanted to mention that our House Mouse Team is looking for new DT members this week. Hurry on over to the H&MF blog

http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/

for all the details. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY Want you to enter. :)

Danielle said...

Sweet card Curt! Your colouring is great and I love the ribbon! The image looks wonderful on that nestie label!
Hugs, Danielle

mudmaven said...

So cute Curt! Great coloring job - as always! Have you ever tried the Koh-i-Noor pencils? ~chris

Diane said...

Hey Curt, Cute~cute card! I love the little mousie (as long as it stays on the card and not in the house...LOL)...hey, congrats on your "win" over at the house mouse challenge for the prize! I agree with "above"...you NEED to enter that DT call...bet you'd get it! I will have "something" for you here on Thursday and will ship it Priority that day or Friday, just depends on what time UPS drops it off....thanks and take care!

Diane said...

Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention...I LOVE how you are decorating the insides of your card, I think that is something I am also going to start doing on ALL of them!

Scossie Jane said...

Beaut card Curt, loving these free images - cute mouse. Agree with the girls above to enter for the DT at HM - definite calling there. I now decorate the insides of cards as well, makes a world of difference xx

Nina said...

Curt, such a wonderful card and I just love it. Love the details in the photo corners witht the little jewels and your bows are always so nice!! LOL I so agree with the colors too, I am so like that myself! The little touch of sparkle on the star and the bag are just a wonderful finishing touch to the image!! And I love to do my insides, I don't feel like my card is complete unless I do, so good for you for taking the plunge into the insides! Just lovely!

Sharon Caudle said...

this is just beyond cute, Curt!! LOVE your coloring and that image is just adorable. Have to make a note to go grab it when I get home from work. Fabulous detailing and I love the colors! Awesome card my friend! hugs!

Lorraine said...

Love it, love it Curt, super card. Hugs x

Jackie said...

It's absolutely adorable! You have an eye for color and do such a wonderful job on all of your images. Have you ever thought of doing a video??

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute card Curt! ~Diane

mochamama said...

great card Curt and I love the sentiment on the inside!!

Deb Neerman said...

Soooooooooo cute and beautifully colored, Curt! Love your "mice" message inside ... so fun!

Dawn B. said...

Curt this is perfectly done. I love the way you decorated the inside also.. What a super sentiment...Love it..TFS

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt.
The image is adorable, awesome colouring, love the sentiment!!

Have a great day....
Karen x

Juls~ said...

Curt! This card is *Boo-tee-full*! It has been added as another one of my favorites! I'm loving all the Halloween art! It's tempting me to buy more papers {when I have a bunch I haven't used yet ...} .... Hmmm ... but I don't have any Halloween!!!

Hey, Hobby Lobby is having a sale 50% off punches and paper sheets, fyi in case you have one there.

{xoxo} Juls~

Sue from Oregon said...

Curt...you have done this one up grand! Your coloring is wonderful...great shading! I like that nestie too...!

Sue said...

Hi Curt
as always a great card, luv the image, coloured perfect. The inside is great don't decorate mine i should cause they look fab.sue.x

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, another cute card. And, as everyone else has said your coloring is great.

I am enjoying decorating the inside of cards too. Thanks for sharing you idea.

Joan

Celeste said...

Curt, your card is great, nice coloring too. I love how you did the inside of the card.

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Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt,

Love your Magical Monday challenge card, you sure did a fantastic job. I also popped over to Judy's blog and gave her some love too.

Hugs,
Gina

lisa808 said...

Love everything about your Halloween card!

I don't know your friend, but I clicked over to her blog and left some well wishes.

Velta said...

Curt ~ An adorable image and I love your coloring...I have been thinking about getting "soot" distress ink...now I am! I am on my way to your friends to cheer her up, I hope...Prayers coming her way !!

Ila said...

Your card is Spooky Cute!!..the image and your coloring is Fabulous!!..love the inside too!
What sad news....am off to her blog now....

Shirley said...

Love the words inside and the outside is beautifully done as always. I can't get over the look of the bow trick!