Monday, March 16, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Mudpie Munch

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #29 - Sketch
This weeks challenge is a wonderful sketch. Go forth and stamp NOW! LOL!! As always...just make sure you use at least 1 HM or Friends image. For all the challenge details and to see creations by the Design Team - click HERE. There's a prize this week! WOOHOO!!



This HM stamp is called Mudpie Munch. You can always tell which mouse is Mudpie by the little nick in his ear. He's brown and loves to eat & sleep. Mudpie is on several of the DT creations this week -- can you find him? I have to laugh...cause he is munching or sleeping in most of the pics! ha ha ha

Don't forget...you can click the pics to see them up close & personal :)



I just love the colors on this card! Coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. I did lots of sanding...cause I love that look...especially with HM images. Some paper piercing and glitter is always a good thing...so I got that in there too. That lavender glitter is a perfect match with the paper. All the flowers got a little sprinkled on them.

I made a fun die-cut flower for the round layer of the layout. It's actually 2 pieces -- 1 cut out of CS - the other from acetate. I also embossed the acetate piece with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. WAY COOL! THEN...I added glitter to each of the raised dots :)



Sometimes ya just gotta go that extra mile for a creation ;) It was well worth the little extra time.




The only thing I didn't do was add a sentiment. I got so excited to take a pic...I completely forgot! I'm not sure I'll even add one now cause it's easy enough to do later. I planned on putting it in the upper right corner of the main image.

Hope ya have time to do the challenge with us. Happy Stamping!
Recipe:
Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Mudpie Munch
Paper - Papertrey Ink White Cardstock; DCWV Textured CS; SU Designer Paper Almost Amethyst; clear acetate
Ink - A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Olive Pastel
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS; Stampendous (Mark Enterprises) Lavender Ultrafine Glitter; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Misc. brads; Sanding Block; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; SU Scalloped Border Punch; Sizzix Flower Layers #3 Die; Tim Holtz Design Ruler (for paper piercing); 3m foam tape

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

11 comments:

Danni said...

This is so cute!! Love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So sweeet and cute. Flower looks great and I like the clear overlay!

Shary said...

He looks great. I love the colours you have used for your card. Gorgeous.

Larissa said...

Lovely card! Your big flower is looking perfect!

Hugs,
Larissa

jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a gorgeous color combo. I love all the sanding - really has a soft effect!

Sandra said...

A cute card and the colors combine very good.

Janneke said...

So cute ;)

Rhonda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love that flower and the beautiful color combo. The layout is fabulous too!! TFS!

Rica said...

Fantastic Lori - I just love purple and green togehter. You've certainly gone the extra mile with that flower it is SRUNNING.
hugs Heather xx

Nancy said...

Gotta love Mudpie! Your card is great, and I love the flower. Definitely worth the extra effort!

jenstamps said...

Wow your coloring is amazing!