Monday, September 28, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Good Morning House Mouse Lovers! It's time for another challenge :)
This week use buttons on your project. Thanks Patricia Rose for this great idea! Check out the HM Challenge Blog to see what the design team has come up with for inspiration.

I have yet ANOTHER Halloween card to share with you. :) I just can't get enough of Halloween this year. Isn't that mouse SO CUTE in those purple wings!! And those are black Swarvoski Crystals on top of the antennas. Nuttin' but the best for the mice. hee hee. I also used my wonderful Janome sewing machine. Yes...REAL sewing on this one! My card layout is from Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #246. I colored with my favorite method -- Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. BUT...I added something MORE this time. Read on :)

These next 2 MUST click on them to zoom in. I used some NEW FALL colors of SHIMMERZ -- along with some other colors I already had. HELLO!! These new colors are TO. DIE.FOR! On the wings I used the new Vintage Wine and Angel Wings. Angel Wings is not new...but it's a MUST HAVE! Vintage Wine is toward the center of the wings...Angel Wings on the lighter outer edges. The pumpkin is painted with a color that is no longer available -- Beeswax -- which is why you gotta get those limited edition colors when they are available!! ;)

This next picture I used new Shimmerz Spritz colors. This is the first time I've tried the Spritz. Let me tell you...this stuff is KILLER! So fantastic I had to show you the before and after pics. I sprayed the new Licorice on a Slate note card from A Muse (new from A Muse Artstamps) OH MY!!! LOOK AT HOW FANTASTIC IT IS!! I about fell out of my chair when I saw how this turned out! Then...I used the new Treasured Hymn Spritz on a Paprika note card from A Muse (yet another new note card color from A Muse Artstamps). THUD!!!!! LOOK AT IT! I seriously want to spray EVERYTHING!! YEAH BABY! They even have Spritz Miniz! Yep...1oz spray bottles. Git-er-done!

Here's the 2 note cards before I sprayed on Spritz.

Last but not least...the inside of my card :)

Well...whatcha think? Could you feel my excitement?!! LOL!

I hope you have a chance to do the challenge with us.'s now every 2 you have plenty of time to git-er-done. And I know you all have buttons stuck in a jar somewhere just waiting to be used :)

Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Halloween Clear Set
Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Karen Foster Magic Nights; Bazzill Raven; A Muse Artstamps Slate & Paprika Solid 4-bar Notes
Ink - A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink, Vivid! Purple & Butterscotch
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol OMS; Blending Stumps; A Muse Artstamps Black Sheer Dots Ribbon; Shimmering Products Shimmerz Vintage Wine, Beeswax & Angel Wings, Shimmerz Spritz Licorice & Treasured Hynm; Swarvoski Black Rhinstones; Button from stash; JoAnn Rub-ons; Janome Sew Mini Machine; Dimensional Foam Tape


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So so cute. Wonderful shading!

cheiron said...

So shimmery!!! Love what you did with this card WOW!

Danni said...

One of my favorite images!! Very cute card!

Stac said...

How adorable is that card. Love the colors, love the stamp, love it all!

Rica said...

Hi Lori - this is so gorgeous, just llok at the expression on that little face. I'm not a pink girl, I'm a purple girl so this one really floated my boat - love it!!
Loving the look of that new Shimmerz spritz will have to track it down here in Germany.
hugs Heather xx

~MudpieMouse said...

Wow! I love this card ... it's adorable! Nice job on the challenge and picking out a great layout and great color combo. Keep on stampin' on!

America said...

OOOhhh, this card is super duper adorable, great color choices and coloring!!!

Frozenstamper said...

Oh Lori, I just LOVE this little guy, the button, your coloring, the papers, his lil antenna..everything. So adorable.

Judy Rozema said...

CUTE CUTE!! I love those Mousie Halloween stamps - have that whole set I forgot ALL about!!

That shimmer is fantastic!