Sunday, February 1, 2015

Musical Critters for Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

I spent the entire night dreaming of "box and whisker charts", outliers and data, thanks to my homework assignment from the class that is keeping me away from creating.  I would wake up, think, "wow, that was a ridiculous dream" and fall asleep to dream more about data and outliers!  When I finally woke up this morning, I said, "Girl, you've gotta get busy with some ink, paper and glue!

So Freshly Made Sketch and Merry Monday it was, as I used the sketch from one and the inspiration from the other.  

Merry Monday's challenge was to create a card with carolers or a music focus.  I didn't have carolers on any of my stamps (note to self), but I did have a set from Simon Says Stamp that had some critters with some musical notes.  They caught my eye this morning.  I also had some leftover paper from my November Simon Says Stamp Card Kit!  Cha-ching!

I had lots of fun coloring these critters, although I had a lot of interruptions, so the blending was a little difficult because areas had dried.

The musical notes on the banners and sentiments are confetti. 

Hopefully I'll dream about deer and penguins tonight . . . or paper and ink.  Hopefully not data, scatterplots, box and whiskers, outliers . . . Blech!

Hope you find some time to create and dream about fun stuff!

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Lawn Fawn's Snow Day Collection*
Stamps:  Simon Says w/Clearly Besotted
Dies:  Simon Says Stitched Circle Die and Sizzix Scallop Circle Die
Ink:  Memento, Versafine and Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers
Other:  Musical Note Confetti (from stash) and Wink of Stella
*from Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit


  1. I absolutely adore this Debbie! Super cute. Great coloring and love the music note confetti! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  2. I love this card, they are just too dang sweet and your choice of papers is such a gorgeous combo! Great job with the sketch too, all around great! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. SO cute!! I love Rudolph's big red nose!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  4. Cute, cute, cute!! You colored these little critters beautifully and I think they could definitely be singing! And I hope your dreams are much more fun tonight! :0)

  5. These little critters are adorable! Great combo of both challenges! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  6. I'm guessing whisker charts don't involve cats. Or walruses. I hate stupid dreams about work or school... they usually involve anxiety. Love your Christmas carolers card. You did good making the non-caroling critters sing. With all those musical notes about I didn't even notice that they weren't signing until you pointed it out (lip synching perhaps?).

  7. What a sweet card! Love those little critters! Great colouring! I really like the background music paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Love your card, your critters are just so sweet.