Monday, May 18, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

May Flowers

Good morning all you House Mouse Lovers :) Are ya ready for another fun challenge? Of COURSE you are! hee hee hee. This weeks challenge was provided by Judy Rozema.
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 & to see the great creations by the Design Team - click HERE.

The first thing that came to me when I saw this sketch was a big flower for the circle layer. Then I decided Take Time To Smell The Flowers with Muzzy was the perfect stamp to go with. Funny thing... I used this same stamp for another sketch challenge. (See it here).

I think this might be one of the biggest cards I've ever created -- 5 1/2" x 7" Heck...I think I might frame it & hang it up on my wall! The coloring was done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. All that beautiful paper and matching ribbon is from a Close to My Heart Project Pack that I have been hoarding. Yes...I hoard just like the rest of you :) Don't wanna use the good stuff for just anything....right?! Gotta save it for something "special" ha ha ha ha
Click the pic to see Fuzzy Muzzy up close :)

I hope you have time this week to create something fun using this sketch & your HM stamps.
Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Take Time To Smell The Flowers; Close to My Heart May Word Puzzle
Paper -
Close to My Heart Promise of Spring Heart of Winter Prjoect Pack, Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
Ink -
A Muse ArtStamps Black Dye; SU Perfect Plum Classic
Misc. -
Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol OMS; Close to My Heart Button, SU 1/4" Circle Punch; EK Success 1 1/2" Circle Punch; Marvy Uchida Scalloped Circle and 6 Petal Flower Punches; Edge Distressor; Paper Piercing tools; Sanding Block; Dimensionals

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


Patricia Rose said...

wow, this is beautiful, Lori... Fabulous colouring... Love your big card - I seem to make alot of big cards lately :)
love the big flower sentiment, pretty papers and colours.

Rhonda said...

Beautiful!! Cute layout, gorgeous coloring and shhhhh (cute image!!) :D


Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh...this is gorgeous! You definitely SHOULD frame this one!

America said...

super precious, beautifully colored and detailed!

Dawn B. said...

Lori this is really pretty. I love the greens and deep purple. Great job on this card. TFS

~MudpieMouse said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you colored it and the background paper compliments it perfectly! P-awesome job. Keep on stampin' on!

Janneke said...

Your card is so beautiful ;)

Janneke X

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very pretty! Wonderful shading and great flower addition.

Rica said...

Fabulous card Lori - love the colours you've used and that paper is gorgeous. They sentiment flower is stunning.
hugs Heather xx