Monday, September 1, 2008

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

It's time for your Monday Morning Kickstart!
Woo Hoo!! It's Monday! You know what that means.......another House Mouse & Friends challenge! Yeahya!!

Here's the scoop for Challenge #3:

It's a Sketch Challenge! With this sketch you can - flip it, stretch it, shrink it, twist it, add accents to it...BUT you MUST be able to see the original sketch on your project. Sound easy enough? :) It's entirely your choice what you make - card, scrapbook page, atc, etc. Anything goes as long as it features at least one House Mouse or Friends image and follows this weeks sketch. Get all the challenge details on House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog and see all the other DT samples. Make sure to leave a comment on that post where we can find your creations.

Here's what I came up with:

This stamp is called Party Mouse and features Monica. Monica is gray with a teeny, tiny body and big feet! She tends to be sweet, innocent and charming. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. For the party hat I used Koh-I-Noor colored pencil because I couldn't find a Prismacolor to match the purple to my satisfaction. Go figure! I have about 150 Prisma Pencils...but could I find a purple to match?! Nope. So I got out my box of 24 Koh-I-Noor and found just the right color. If you ever wonder which colored pencils to purchase...or if you have one brand and not the suggestion is to have them both :) I'm SO GLAD I did!!

Sweet little Monica had to have some fun chunky glitter to toss in the air. I used little dots of glue to stick each little glitter piece down. Main image layer and Sentiment are popped up on dimensionals.

OK....go get your HM & Friends out and start creating! Cheers to you!! :)

Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Party Mouse (Monica), SU Lots of Thoughts
Paper - SU Whisper White CS, Perfect Plum CS, Old Olive CS, Around The Block Double Sided Cardstock - Sunshine
Ink - SU Basic Gray Classic and Perfect Plum Classic
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils, Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils, Gamsol OMS, SU Dimensionals; CTMH Bitty Brads, Red Sticky Strip, Art Institute Designer Dry Clear Glue, Misc Ribbons

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog HERE.
House-Mouse Designs Official Website HERE.
Tips on how you can easily color the House-Mouse Stamp Images HERE.


CraftyTracy said...

Beautiful and colourful, great card Lori


Carolyn Bounds said...

Super fun and extraordinarily cute!!! The chunky glitter is one of my favorite elements in this fab card. It must have taken you a good while to get all those pieces glued down. You did it with such perfection, it really looks like she's throwing it:o) Great card, I absolutely adore it!!!

JAR said...

Great card, Lori, and so much fun! I love the colors!

Nancy Riley said...

Lori, this is adorable! I just love the confetti ... very clever!

Janneke said...

I love your card, esspecielly the blin bling

Great stamp, I want him I want him hihi * lol*

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How fun and adorable! Love the confetti! Great job.

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...this is adorable!

PisforPaper said...

So cute, love the colors on this one:)


mycardz said...

Wow, great card! Very clever to use the chuky glitter...LOVE this card! :)

Jamie Martin said...

Such a cute card and love, love, love the colors :)

Shary said...

The yellow and purple look gorgeous together and set your HM off perfectly. Great card!

Mistylynn said...

Okay, so this card is super adorable and your a nutter for placing each piece of glitter individually. Love the effect though. I have some great Halloween House Mouse's...mice images. Ummm, well lets just see if I can come up with anything.

mueppi said...

Wow.... your card is great!
I love this paper and image!!!!!!!

Diane.W. said...

Hi Lori! Your card is beautiful & really fun :o)x

Tara said...

Love this, especially the sparkly bits! xx

Dawn said...

Aww this is just adoable!
Beautifully coloured

Rhonda said...

What a cute sketch! That glitter is like magic on that card!! LOVE it!

Melissa said...

OMG I love this! I love house mouse stamps!!

Debbie said...

OMG girl this is so adorable! LOVE that glitter idea!!!!

Carmen O. said...

This is so cute! I love the chunky glitter and festive look.

Chris said...

Beautiful card Lori! Love this little HM and the purple you found IS the perfect colour to go with the great paper. Love your attention to detail with all the little glittery pieces. Hugs, Chris x

Els G. said...

Such a great card.
Thx for your comment on mine.