Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #25 - A Sketch
This week we have a sketch by 2 Red Bananas. Not only did they provide the sketch...they are offering a prize...AND...joined in the challenge to share some awesome creations as well! For the sketch - you can flip it, shrink it, rotate it etc. Just make sure to have at least 1 HM image on your creations. For all the challenge details, prize info. and to see the great creations by the Design Team - click HERE.



This sketch works great for some of the larger HM images. I just LOVE this House Mouse Stamp! It's called Take Time To Smell The Flowers and features Muzzy. My card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" with a 3" circle mat under the main image.



Coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. I love how you can blend the colors to create wonderful shading. Can't see on the pic...but I did use a little Clear Spica Glitter Pen here and there on the flowers. The main image was diecut out with a Spellbinders Circle - and the green mat is diecut from Sizzix Circle #1 die. The ribbon is flat across the bottom layer...with the bow being separate and adhered to the bottom of the circle. A little sponging around the light green layer just to soften it up a bit. Those little pink crystals - Swarvoski of course :)

Recipe:
Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Take Time To Smell The Flowers; Close to My Heart April Word Puzzle
Paper -
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Bazzill Pink & Dark Green textured CS; Making Memories Brooke Narr Strip & Paisley Designer Paper; SU Certainly Celery CS
Ink - Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Olive Pastel
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS; Copic Spica Glitter Pen Clear; Prima Flower; Swarvoski Crystals; Spellbinder Circle dies; Sizzix Circle #1 die; SU Spring Moss ribbon; Dimensionals; SU paper piercing mat; Sakura Crystal Lacquer (to attach crystals)

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

13 comments:

mycardz said...

Wow, Lori! VERY nice card. I love how you colored the flowers...they REALLy look real! And the dp matches perfectly. love it! :)

Danni said...

Such a cute card! Love the paper you used and your coloring is great!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lori this is darling! Wonderful coloring, dp and coloring.

Oma said...

Beautiful card! I love the colour combo you used!

Lorie said...

Oh, Lori...this is so pretty! I love the spring-y colors! :o)

Leigh said...

Lori, I love this. As always, a fantastic card.

mtfalco said...

Lori, this image is adorable!

America said...

Lori, when I saw your card I thought "Holy Moly" this girl can color to perfection!!!!! Im blown away at the gentleness and realistic looks of this colored image that goes so beautifully with your DP. Way to go GF!! :)

~PennyH said...

OMG! I love your card so much that I went straight to the House Mouse web site last night and ordered it. (I only own a couple House Mouse stamps...so far...hee hee) I also ordered Twinkle Toes and Monica Romances last night. (All because I saw what CUTE cards you made with them.) I do have Together Under the Moon, You stole my heart sentiment, and Fish Bowl. (Some of my FAVORITES!) I also have Finders Keepers, which I've never used yet. And a friend gave me Weighing Baby and Relaxing because she bought duplicates. Gotta love that! :)

jenstamps said...

What a great sketch! You coloring is gorgeous!!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow Lori...your coloring is stunning on this sweet mouse and flower!! The blending is amazing, and I just love those papers you used!!

Rachel said...

NICE!!! This look amazing.

Rhonda said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! You completely rock the House Mouse cards! I predict you'll make a fan out of me one of these days and I'll end up breaking down and buying one!!! :D They're just not my style, but I love to see the gorgeous creations you make with them!!