May 20, 2013

Mystery Image Swap: Blessed Mouse!

Hello my friends!  Yes, I am still across the country, helping my family after my Dad's surgery.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your prayers & support!  He's doing well, although complete recovery will take a few more months.

Since I knew that I would be away, I finished my set of cards for the Mystery Swap back in mid-April and sent them along to our wonderful hostess, Melina.  She chose Blessed Mouse for us to work with in this round and here's what I came up with:

This sweet little mouse was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and the background was sponged with chalk.  

Here's a close up of the upper right corner where a cute little butterfly has been sparkled up with some glitter:

And here's a closer look at the lower corner where the little dragonfly embellishment is added:
I want to thank Melina for giving us such a sweet & spring-like image to work with on this round!  I can hardly wait to see my swap returns and admire the creations of our other participants.

Thanks for stopping by!  I return home tomorrow and hope to get back into my regular routine of visiting your blogs soon and, of course, posting here on a more regular basis. 

Hugs & blessings to each of you.


jimlynn said...

Precious!!! Love the embellishments you used and that cute, cute mouse! Great card!

kiwimeskreations said...

This is gorgeous Darlene - love how you have used the image, and the wee sparkly embellishments just make it so special.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, it's good to "see" you. I know you have been busy with your parents... and I do continue to pray for all of you and especially your dad as he works on healing! Hugs!!!

Your card... What a cute cute card! Love the shine on the flower, and the cute embellishments... and the coloring... and layout. Everything about this card, in fact.

Terry Ladwig said...

Darlene....this is too cute!! Love the papers you used and your coloring is great!

Love the layout and your cute embellies too!!!!

Still sending good thoughts to you and your family!!

Margaret said...

What an adorable image. Your coloring and card layout are fabulous. Love the added little butterfly.

Barb said...

Darlene--what a cute card--love the colors and the layout!

Great to see a post from you too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the fun idea of the mystery swaps! The mouse is darling- love your flower in her hair! Fabulous! Still keeping you and your Dad in prayers!

~Paola~ said...

awww this card is just too adorable! Lovingly put together with so many attentions to details...(why I am NOT surprised!? *wink*) soo glad to see you back Darlene....I hope and pray often for your Dad's continuous health improvement...Blesssings to all of you my dear friend!♥

Carol W said...

This is absolutely adorable (and the pink makes me smile all over my face)...great job!!!

MiamiKel said...

::Squeal!:: I was sooo delighted to receive one of these in the swap return, even more lively and adorable IRL! Your coloring is simply AMAZING, as is the shading and delicate, sweet scallop design of your card! You are one strong, amazing lady -- crafting in the midst of trials and tribulations -- you are a most blessed daughter and a treasured friend!

Much love!

maryrose said...

Super sweet, Darlene! Totally sparkly and girly!