Monday, June 6, 2011


It's time for our next House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Challenge #97 - Adorn with Jewels
Make a project using any House Mouse & Friends stamped image and adorn it with jewels, jewelery trinkets, charms, beads, or bling. Anything that will make your project glamorous!! Get all the challenge & prize details - plus check out all the design team samples on the challenge blog HERE.

Isn't my card Pearlicious!!!

For my "jewels" I used pearl stickers on the necklace, a string of pearl beads (thanks America!) around the frame and Swarovski flat back crystal beads on the drawer knobs. I also added glaze pen on the lipstick, perfume bottle, drawer knobs and on Monica's eye. The lipstick and drawer knobs are popped up on foam tape.

(Click the pictures to zoom in.)

Monica, Amanda & Maxwell are lookin' good! Aren't they sooooo funny!!! Have you ever walked in and caught your kids making crazy faces like this in the mirror?

The card base is embossed with a damask folder. Then I inked it up with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink, dusted on Perfect Pearls....and THEN I heat embossed it with Translucent White Pearls Embossing Powder. It turned out FABULOUS!

In the closeup pic you can see the shimmer on the mirror. I scribbled on clear Spica Glitter Pen - then spread it around with a Colorless Blender Pen.

All coloring done with Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol...because you all KNOW that's my favorite way to color House Mouse.

Have fun!

Stamps - House Mouse Designs Lookin' Good (HMPR1032)
Inks - Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black; Brilliance Platinum Planet
Papers - A Muse Studio Sugar; Bazzill Brown
Misc. - Prismacolor Pencils; Gamsol & Blending stumps; A Muse Studio White Pearl Stickers; Swarovski Crystals; pearl bead string (from America); Ranger Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Damask; Ranger Perfect Pearls; Stampendous White Pearls Translucent Embossing Powder; Sakura Clear Glaze Pen and 3D Crystal Lacquer; Copic Spica Glitter Pen and Colorless Blender Pen; Foam Tape


Sue said...

Hi Hun
lol oh this is just gorgeous, luv them faces, perfect image, luv the pearls around the edge, sue,x

America said...

WOWZERS! This adorable beaaty is so elegant and super GORGEOUSIMO!! Its Pearlicious!!! I almost used this very stamp ... gave me such a hard time coloring it yesterday. Maybe I should try the magical Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol business. heheh. YOUVE colored this to perfection!! Love this design soooo much, expecially your great use of those pearls around the border!! Beautiful work GF!! :)

Christine said...

Hi Lori AWESOME work GF what a great fun image & your colouring is the mirror & ALL those pearls defo a jewellery creation..

smiles Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Holy cow girl!! Look at all of those pearls!! I love this and what a really sweet image too!! Too stinkin' cute with the faces they're making!! Brilliant take on the challenge!! HUGS

Lorraine A said...

oohh Lori ,,,, this is absolutely gorgeous !! ,, I have to get this stamp ,,, this is now No 1 on my list ,,, sooo cute !! :-) I love the pearls around the edge ,, it reminds me of a starlets mirror with lights all around :) You rocked this challenge GF :)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

Love this stamp, sure puts a smile on your face!! Perfect for this challenge too. Love the pearls, and the border of them you created.
Such a fun card........

Sue Drees

mycardz said...

Lori, Lori, Lori!! How awesome are those pearls?!! They look soooo real it's amazing! And you coloring of this adorable image ROCKS!! love it. hugz, Mary

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Leigh said...

Fantastic card Lori and exactly fits the challenge.

Laura /sandytoz said...

too cute!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I so love this card...I looked for this image for this challenge and did not have it! What a great all the pearls and that mirror is so cool!!!

Rica said...

Oooh you've arrived at last, almost made me feel early lol!!! Well worth the wait - brilliant card and so beautifully done - fabulous image, gorgeous colouring and those pearls are divine!!!
Heather xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ha ha Oh this just gave me the giggles.... The pearl border is great and so is this HM image. SUper cute.

Laurie Chilton said...

Aww.... Lori this is adorable!!! Great job with those pearls and those mice look sooo realistic! All I can say is FABULOUS. :)