Monday, December 7, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Wow...it's Monday already?! The days seem to go faster...and I seem to go slower. I know...I need more coffee!



Today's House Mouse & Friends Challenge #58 is to create a Christmas Card using non-traditional colors -- and NO Christmas Papers. Thanks go out to Lisa for coming up with this weeks challenge idea.

I decided to go pink & green...with LOTS of glitter :) And of course...coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol.



Since we couldn't use any Christmas papers...I decided to stamp some. The Snowflakes background is stamped on pink cardstock with Memento Rose Bud ink. Then I stamped the circles background using Versamark and A Muse Simple Stick with Baby's Breath Art Glitter. This card has some serious sparkle goin' on!!! Same glitter added to the bow and berries using a Quickie Glue Pen.



There's a couple things you can't really tell from the pic. The entire main image (except for the end of her tail that is sticking out and the shading on the ground) is cut out and mounted with foam dimensional tape. The darker pink layer behind the main image -- it looks sorta red in the picture -- but it's bright pink Crushed Velvet Cardstock from Doodlebug Design. You know...that "special" paper I've been hoarding


Check out all the FANTASTIC cards out Design Team has come up with HERE.

Recipe:
Stamps - House-Mouse Designs Tumble Wreath featuring Monica; Rubber Stampede Snowflakes; Great Impressions Circles Background; A Muse Artstamps Merry Christmas MA
Ink - A Muse Artstamps Black Dye; Memento Rose Bud; Versamark
Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery CS; Bazzill White CS; Doodlebug Designs Crushed Velvet Paper
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol OMS; Blending Stumps; Art Glitter Baby's Breath; A Muse Artstamps White Sheer Ribbon & Simple Stick ; 2-way glue pen; dimensional foam tape

6 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Lori stunning take on the challenge such a sweet cute image & these colours are gorgeous love it all.

Hugs Christine xx

America said...

Great job on challenge with these colors. Such a CUTE, CUTE, CUTE HM card Lori! Love the sparkle! Beautifully done! :)

Leigh said...

Lori, I just love your card and your cutting out of the image is surperb.
Everytime I read your blog, I have a laugh at the smilies you use. They are just so funny.

Curt in Carmel said...

It's always so much fun to come see your blog! LOVE all those wonderful smileys you use. They are so adorable. This card is super cute. I just bought this image and can't wait to use it. Love the sparkly bow on it. I've locked that away in my new idea vault! Thanks for the inspiration! I also see that you have the same stupid spammer that I got! What creeps! Sending very negative thoughts their way!!!! Best, Curt

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cheiron said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the pink and green!