Dress a bottle and Celebrate spring!

I made a craft to participate in Challenge #20 at Softpencil on PCP . The challenge was to make Anything but a card
I wanted to use this lovely little cook mouse, this image it´s so cute! so I made an apron to dress a bottle of wine. The sentiment reads For you! in spanish and I chose those colors because I think it could be use either as a male or a female gift. I put some eyelets to tie the ribbons, cut and glued a pocket and added some stitches with embroidery floss. I colored the image with colored pencils, blended the mouse fur with vaseline and attached it on the side of the apron with foam tape.
Coloring the image was hard... I wanted a lighter shade of gray and I could not do it, maybe next time... but I won´t give up! This apron was easy and fun to make, I should do it more often it is so versatile and it can be easily converted into a card. I found the pattern on google images but if you have problems e-mail me and I´ll send it to you.

Everywere I go visiting in this digi world all are wishing for the winter to end... I´m wishing that too since winter started! I like summer time better ... please, remind me I say this when I complain about the 110 F (42 C) next summer! So I´m joining the same spirit towards spring and I made a Celebrate Spring card
Dustin Pike´s Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge blog asked us to create something to show that his Dragons are girly too! I used one of Dustin´s cute dragons freebies. I really love this one! it is so sweet... the lovely patterned paper is from DCWV.
The image is colored with colored pencils. I doodled the border with some kids markers and paper pierced the centers of the loops. I added also some tiny butterflies cut with a paper punch and paper pierced their trails.

And.... I got another award! that was very sweet of you Nancy! thank you so much, you´d never know how flattered I am

and I´m going to pass it to Marilyn, Terri and Pauline! you are such great crafters and I´m so glad to get to know you.


Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana, I love your apron for the wine bottles, and the dragon card. Great job with coloring, its an amazing job!! Thanks for passing the award to me, I appreciate it!!
hugs Marilyn

Ginny said...

love that image, thanks for joining us at DDS :)

Michelle said...

Oh your apron card is adorable! I've been eyeing that mouse and I love how you colored it - he looks beautiful!

Love the Dustin pike image - so cute! I always try and get his freebie but must have missed this one - it's a cute one too, darn it!

I know what you mean about spring/winter...I had to laugh when you said that about summer temps...we'll ALL need to be reminded that we wished for this :o)

Melissa 'meljen' Jenkins said...

Wow you are so talented! I love the little mouse apron bottle. That is SO cute and creative. :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, that was just too sweet of you. :-) Have a lovely day!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This little mouse is soooo cute Ileana...and what a fabulous idea to make a bottle apron. It's fantastic! beautiful work, as always :)

Pauline said...

Hi Ileana! I so love your spring bottle! It is wonderful. YOu are so kind to share the blog award with me, thank you! I really appreciate the thought, and the comments you leave at my blog!

Our summers here in Australia are harsh. 100-110F is so normal for us. Iu hate it. I would so love to have a cold or wet or snowy winter! I'm not a summer person.

hugs from Australia!

Gramma said...

Dustin should be proud of the way you girlified his dragon... she is just too super sweet! TFS!

Catherine said...

Your creations are beautiful ! What a lovely way to dress a bottle of wine ! Smiles from Catherine

Kerry said...

Beautiful projects, I love how you dress up the wine bottle, too cute!!!

Gina Lindsay said...

That apron is just amazing! I love that idea and especially the fact you made the colors gender neutral!

Lelia Pierce said...

How awesome! I {heart} your use of the DDS freebie! Your dragon is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Dragon Studios!


Stephanie said...

Cute dragon card! I love that image.