Monday, January 18, 2010

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

House Mouse Challenge Time Again!!!

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #61: Faux Grid
Our very talented Pat came up with our challenge. Create a project using the Faux Grid technique. For all the challenge details and to see the AMAZING samples created by our design team click HERE. YOU GOTTA GO CHECK OUT THE DT CARDS! WOW!!!!

Here are a few tutorials on how do this technique:
Beate's tutorial on SCS
Dawn's Stamping Studio video tutorial
Theresa's- Crafting the web tutorial



Pretty cool how the grid turned out. All my coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol....even inside each grid square. A few of the squares I masked around then stamped part of a background image. (Inkadinkado 90564 x) The 1-line sentiment is stamped, then cut into 2 small pieces, ink'd the edges and adhered.

About the sentiment. I asked my 9 year old daughter Michaela where she thought I should put it. She wanted it right above the image...so that's where it went :) Sometimes I ask her to look at my creations and give me input. One time she said "I ask you what you think I should do on my stuff...and you always tell me do whatever I like....so why should I tell you what to do?"
Uh...... well....... hummm..... ummmm So THIS time when she told me her idea I DID IT!
Thanks Michaela!!

Hope you have a chance to play around with our FAUX Grid Challenge!

Recipe:
Stamps -
House-Mouse Designs Wool Sew for Friends, Sentiment is from CTMH, Inkadinkado 90564 x.
Ink - black & red
Paper - White Cardstock, Bazzill Basics, SU
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol OMS; Blending Stumps;
A Muse Artstamps Sheer Ribbon; Buttons from stash; SU Photo Corner Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; glue dots; dimensional foam tape

5 comments:

America said...

OH Lori!!! This is sooooo darn CUTE.... purely adorable!!!! great addition of elements. And I Love Michaela's sentiment idea too! Its perfectly placed. GREAT JOB on the whole FAUX GRID business GF!!!

Patricia Rose said...

super cute, Lori... I love that image, wonderful colouring.. I like how you stamped on some of the squares, like the button embellishments and of course the sentiment placement is perfect....
hugs... Pat

Rica said...

Oh Lori, this is so cute!!! One of my favourite images (so beautifully coloured) and I love the texture you've created on some of the squares. Michaela was right the sentiment needed 'center stage' and your buttons and corners finish it perfectly.
hugs Heather xx

mycardz said...

Awww... what an adorable card Lori! I love the sentiment, and of course, the placement is PERFECT! But pencils!??? You're the Copic master, you should not be allowed to do such a great job with pencils too! dang. :) hugz, Mary

Lisa said...

Super cute image! I love your card!