Monday, August 3, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

School is Cool!

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #49 - Back to School
I got to select this weeks challenge - and because my daughter is about to start back up to school I thought it would be perfect. Some of you might be saying "But I don't have any HM stamps with this theme". Hey...I don't have any...but I have other school related stamps that I used to create my theme card :) Plus...it doesn't have to be a card. It can be anything - teacher gift, a little note you slip in your child's lunch, something fun to decorate a classroom, the sky is the limit! Check out all the details and see what the design team came up with HERE.

****This weeks challenge will run until August 31st. We are giving our little Mice & Friends a little summer vacation. So you will have plenty of time to get this challenge thought up and created :)

I used this weeks Sketch Challenge (SC239) over on Splitcoaststampers for my card layout. It was perfect for my challenge idea.



I used my Amanda Points House Mouse stamp for this challenge along with patterned paper and some new Back to School goodies from A Muse Artstamps.

I love looking at close-up pics...so I left my pics on the larger side so you can really check them out. Just click the pics to zoom in. Amanda is colored with Copic markers this time around. I normally color them with pencils & gamsol - but wanted to freak you all out this week! LOL. And...another thing I don't normally do is cut out my HM images. But this time it was a must. I'm really picky about the little fur, so I took extra time and tried to cut out those little pieces sticking out all over the place!



The school lined paper is new cardstock from A Muse. COOL STUFF! And...the Solid Apple, Pencil and Sentiment are also new from A Muse. The main image layer is popped up on dimensionals.

I even stamped on the inside of the card this time. WOW!! I'm on a roll! ha ha ha. The line of ABC's is part of a new Clear Set from A Muse.



I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations made for this challenge. Should be a bunch since we are giving you a month to stamps :)

Recipe:
Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Amanda Points and Foot Prints, A Muse Artstamps School Is Cool, Pencil, Solid Apple, School Time Clear Set
Paper: SU Summer Sun Cardstock; Sandylion School Apples Patterened Paper; Doodlebug Design Inc. Ladybug Swiss Dot; Bazzill Black; White CS; A Muse Artstamps Lined Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink; Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk inks Warm Red, Lipstick Red, Charcol, Chestnut Roan, Yellow Citrus; Tsukineko Memento Cottage Ivy
Misc. - Copic markers; SU Paper Edge Punch; Silver Colored Pencil

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.

5 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is just adorable...you did an awesome job with all the cute little details. I love HM but sadly, don't have any!

Danni said...

Oh I love this!! Love the primary colors and well everything! Awesome card!

jannekescreations said...

Super cute Lori ;0)
Great colors.

Janneke X

Lorie said...

Wow, Lori...all of your details are fabulous!!! :o)

Debbie Corbari said...

Geez Louise...You know, I SAW this card earlier this week and meant to comment but didn't (obviously)...I'm a busy girl you know! So now I'm here...in your comment box (sounds kinda kinky doesn't it? LMAO...I warned you!)....and am telling you that this card is freaking OUTSTANDING! One thing though...the mouse foot prints give me the heebie jeebies...LMAO!