Monday, March 15, 2010

House Mouse Monday Challenge #65

It's time for another House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

It's week #65 -- and our wonderful leader Emma :) has provided us with a fantastic sketch. Create your project using this sketch with at least 1 House Mouse or Friends image on it. All the challenge details, prize info. and design team projects can be seen HERE.

The hardest part of this card was figuring out how to create the half circle in just the right size. I ended up using a compass. I was SHOCKED that I actually still have a compass! LOL! It's about as cheap as they come...not even a way to tighten the pencil in place. But...I got-r-done!

All my coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. Shading around the image is done in a pale yellow so it would match the yellow in the paper. I also colored over all the bubbles with a Clear Spica glitter pen. Then I added the tile stickers to make it look like a window. Topped it off with a scalloped border and ribbon for curtain. This is sooooo cool!

Have fun with the sketch! Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Stamps - Happy Hoppers Relaxing Bubbles
Paper - American Crafts, SU Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink - A Muse Artstamps Black Dye
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol; Copic Spica Glitter Pen; Tile Stickers; SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon; A Muse Artstamps Pearl stickers; SU Scalloped Border Punch; Foam Tape; Sanding Block; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Compass


Michellem said...

HELLO! That is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! Square tile stickers - genius!!

Patricia Rose said...

Lori, this is super cute.. I love the look of the tiles of the sweet hopper image..wonderful design..
hugs... Pat

Frozenstamper said...

OMY! Love this! I thought you used a stencil & UTEE - This is way cute Lori!!

Carol said...

Soo effective gorgeous card

Christine said...

Hi Lori how cool is this?? what a great way to show off this cute image & the curtain effect is awesome..stunning card..

hugs teamie Christine xx

America said...

No way!!! ANd WOW!!!! THIS HM card TURNED OUT INCREDIBLE gorgeous GF!!! I really LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! fab use of those clear stickers. This rocks!

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness...that is adorable! Doesn't surprise me though! :o)

Heather said...

Oh My Gracious Lori!
This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! No, that is too small a word. Gorgeous papers, AMAZING tile... what a stunner! Glad I was able to get to see it!
Have a wonderful week.

Emma said...

OH MY is that how you done it, those tiles are so effective I HAVE TO GET ME Brilliant work as always. xx

Rica said...

Oh Lori, this is sensational, beautiful colours and papers and the glass effect with the stickers is inspirational!!! I almost feel like voyeur - lol. Absolutely love it!!!
hugs Heather xx

Debbie said...

Talk about adorable..well, this is it.. Love the tile affect, and I know what you mean about the compass, I know I have one in my house, but the question is

Curt in Carmel said...

Seriously, this is off the charts brilliant. Using those tiles for the window effect was genius! Love everything about this card! Best, Curt

Lisa said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! I love the way you made it look like tile! So clever! Beautiful work as always!