Monday, December 6, 2010

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Charming Christmas Trees

Hey there House Mouse lovers...I'm FINALLY getting around to posting my project. I was busy shopping at a local bead store and having lunch with my friend. YEP...that's right...I said SHOPPING at a BEAD STORE! It's another one of my hobbies (addictions). I HAD to go!! Why? 45% OFF SALE....that's why!!! Oh boy did we have a good time today! It's amazing how much fun stuff can fit in a little paper sack!
Money GIT-R-DONE!!!!

Now let's get on with today's challenge:

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #84 - Charming Christmas Trees.
America came up with this fun challenge. Anything goes - just make sure to use your House Mouse images and stick with a Christmas theme. PLUS...it would be EXTRA SPECIAL if you could use a charm on your project in honor of America and her HUGE love of charms. Get all the challenge and prize details HERE - plus see the amazing creations our design team came up with. HAVE FUN!

I decided to make a tag, since I have been drooling all over Tim Holtz blog with his 12 tags of Christmas.


All coloring done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol. I did a bunch of distress inking and stamping to create the background on the tag. Glitter on the snowflakes, tree and candle flame - Gold Flower Soft on the Tree - Matte glaze on the candle drippings - Spica Glitter pen on the candle stick holder and candle flame.



A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to America for providing me with this totally adorable image AND the snowflake charm.


Recipe:
Stamps - House Mouse; Snowflake Trio A Muse Artstamps; Mouse Feet Stampabilities; Large Canvas Strips Block Hero Arts
Inks
- Versafine Black; Ranger Distress Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Black Soot and Vintage Photo

Paper
- White Cardstock; Bazzill Black and Green Dots cardstock

Misc
. - Prismacolor Pencil; Gamsol; EK Success Tree Punch; large eyelet and ribbons from stash; Warm Highlight Transparent Micro Fine Glitter Ritz, Ultra Fine White Crystal Snow glitter Mark Enterprise; Tim Holtz Tag die; Inkssentials Matte Accents; Gold and Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen; Gold Diamond Series FlowerSoft; FlowerSoft Glue; foam tape

6 comments:

linedancer said...

Very sweet tag! Inspirational for us House Mouse fans. I'm making a calendar with HM images now.

Rica said...

Hi Lori, simply gorgeous tag - love the cute image, great colouring - that candlestick looks like it's just been polished!!!

hugs Heather xx

America said...

holy smokes GF! These glittery, sparkly touches are the BOMB!!!!!! Wonderful BG, DETAILING AND OVERALL TAG work!! I love this Lori!!

Sue said...

Hi Lori, this tag is just so adorable. Love that image, on my wish list.......I too have been looking in at the 12 days of tags, and sure does put you in the mood to make some. Yours turned out awesome. Shopping trip sounds like fun with a friend!!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Christine said...

Hi Lori aww how cute is this image???...too cute...great job with the candle stick....awesome creation GF..

smiles Christine xx

Barry said...

Hi Lori,

What an adorable tag. You did a wonderful job. I agree with Heather the candlestick does look polished :)

I would love to have you post it in our gallery on our website:
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
Co-Owner/Co-Founder
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.