Monday, June 15, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Yummy Neopolitan Treats
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #42 - Neopolitan
Make something inspired by Neopoliltan. Make sure to use at least 1 House Mouse or Friends image on your project. Take a look at the design team samples HERE for some Neopolitan inspiration.

I gotta say...when I hear Neopolitan...I immediately think of Strawberry, Vanilla & Chocolate ice cream side-by-side in the same container. BUT...I think in Italy...Spumoni is considered a Neopolitan ice cream. Hummm.....I wonder?? LOL! Either way...I love them both! Just give me the carton & a spoon...and I'm good :)

This Happy Hopper stamp is new to my collection. It's called You Snooze You Lose and features Hop-it & Itty Bit. Michaela picked it out for me. Don't ya think it works perfect for the challenge this week!

All that coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. Close To Cocoa ink from Stampin'UP! sponged around all lthe ayers except cardbase. My friend Debbie designed a fantastic stamp set for Our Craft Lounge called Summer Treats. I used a sentiment off that set for this card. Perfecto!! And my new Scor-it Sliding Ruler worked slick to create the grid on the vanilla strip - then I sponged ink on that too.

That scoop of strawberry ice cream and the oval around the sentiment glisten with pink glitter. YOU KNOW how we HAVE TO HAVE glitter on our cards...especially one with ice cream!

Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs You Snooze You Lose (Hop-it, Itty Bit); Our Craft Lounge Summer Treats
Paper -
Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Cardstock; SU Whisper White & Pixie Pink and Close to Cocoa Cardstock; SU Designer Paper (retired)
Ink -
A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink, SU Pixie Pink & Close to Cocoa Classic
Misc. -
Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol OMS; Marvy Uchida Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches; Making Memories Light Pink Glitter; Robins Nest Hyacinth Collection Dew Drops; Sakura Crystal Lacquer (to attach Dew Drop); Misc lace ribbon from stash; Dimensionals; Sponge

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.


America said...

I soooo LOVE how youve colored and shaded this image Lori! And the DP, the lace ribbon, the dew drops all combined make for a really beautiful creation!! TFS

Patricia Rose said...

aww, super sweet image, I'M going to have to get that one... awesome colouring... love the grid panel.. pretty lace and dew drop embellishments. wonderful design. tfs

Janneke said...

Wow Lori, awesome card!

I have that stamp to, and I love it

Hugs, Janneke

~MudpieMouse said...

I love this HappyHoppers image ... it's one of my favorites! You created a beautiful card. I love the sentiment too. Keep on stampin' on!

p.s. The whole House-Mouse gang thinks that strawberry ice cream cone looks real enough to eat!

Rica said...

Beautiful Lori, I love how you've used the colours with those fabulous papers, as for the image - what can I say - I love it and it's so perfectly coloured.
hugs Heather xx

Debbie said...

This is so darn cute, perfect job with your coloring and the perfect image for the neopolitan challenge.. I think of Woolworth ice-cream sandwiches when I think of neopolitan ice cream..Guess I'm showing my age..

mycardz said...

Well, Mz. Glitterqueen, your card is awesome! I love how you used the lacey ribbon between each panel, I had to do a double-take to see how you had sewn this!! :)
And the image is soooo perfect for this challenge! AWESOME!!

BTW, I'm so sorry for dropping off the face of the earth after our conversation about Tilda with her little puppy! I actually remembered to stamp some off for you this weekend and then realized I don't have your address!!! Wish there were just a few more hours in the day! When you have a minute, if you could send me your address, I'll get these off to you right away. hugz, Mary

Susan N. said...

This is the cutest card. I love the colors you used and your shading is awesome. Your card should be posted on the House-Mouse website.

Alisha said...

Of course....another one of my favorites. Your House Mouse cards always stand out.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awwww... Isn't this just the sweetest. Love this image, great coloring!