Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Recipe for a Happy Spring

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #67

WOW! 67 projects so far!! You should see my basket FULL of HM creations. I loooooove looking at them. Don't think I'll ever give 'em away. They're one of a kind pieces of art -- and I just can't let them go. Yes...I know...F.R.E.A.K!

This week Lisa has a recipe for us to follow:
  • 2 Patterned Papers
  • 3 Flowers
  • 1 Ribbon
Create anything you like with the recipe...just make sure to use at least 1 House Mouse or Friends image on your project. Details and design team samples can be found HERE. There is a prize this week..so be sure to check it out.

Muzzy sure loves smelling Spring flowers :)

2 patterned papers. One has dots all over it...the other has flowers all over it.
3 flowers are cut out of the patterned paper.
1 ribbon tucked behind the main image layer.

The glitter I used is to die for! It's hard to see in the pics...but I used 2 colors of Art Glitter - Blue Boy and Spring Mint. Just soft touches of it. You just can't get the same effect with crystal glitter. Seriously...colored glitter really make a difference. And BOY does Barbara Trombley have the colors to pick from! Over 400!
Pretty Colors
The sentiment is embossed. White gel pen dots all around the main image and some on the inside of card. I added a bunch of bling to the flowers & leaves. Coloring done with colored pencils & Gamsol. To add a little white shading around the entire image...I used white watercolor pencil and my Aqua painter to slap some on. You can barely see it...that's the way I wanted it to be...but it's there.

Would you like the chance to be part of our wonderful design team? Get on over to the blog for details on how to apply HERE. Good luck!

Recipe:Stamps - House Mouse Take Time to Smell the Flowers; A Muse Artstamps Happy Spring ma
Paper - Bazzill Kraft; Adornit.com Tan Aqua Dots and Flowery Dots, SU Blue Bayou
- TsukinekoVersafine Vintage Sepia; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown and Popcorn
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol; Derwent Aquatone Chinese White Watercolor Pencil; Aquapainter; A Muse Artstamps Clear Twinkle Stickers, Making Memories Fresh Anthology Trims Sydney, Signo White Gel Pen, Art Institute Glitter Blue Boy, Spring Mint; Quickie Glue Pen; foam tape; Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder; Spellbinders Square Die & Wizard diecut machine.


~~Deby said...

this is so so cute..first time here from the *lounge* which I just joined...I will be back, I am sure..

Rica said...

Hi Lori - this is truly a work of art!! The colours are fabulous....I love the gently colouring of the image and I can't stop looking at your a absolutely amazing details - awesome.
hugs Heather xx

crib said...

They are so cute! You are really so creative! You did a great job!

mycardz said...

Hi Lori! WOW, you really hit this one right otta the ole ballpark, as they say (whoever they are)! :) I love all the details you added and agree totally about the glitter! Awesomeness lady! hugz, Mary

Sue from Oregon said...

Love how you used kraft for this card! I am so like you about hoarding my cards, but am trying to send a "few" out here and there...just to justify my expensive hobby LOL!

America said...

Lori .......... Im LOVIN' the NEW BLOG!!!! and this House Mouse card is incredible! WOW!!!!! I LOVE IT!!