Friday, 17 October 2008

House Mouse Challenge 9


Hello, good morning and welcome,
Yeahhh I finished my House Mouse Challenge. I didn’t think I was going to enter this week as the sketch looked complicated and my HM stamps are all on the large side or didn’t lend themselves to being put in a circle. But once I sat and had a good look at it, it wasn’t that hard at all…
The HM stamp I used is called “I can catch it” and the Christmas tree is of an unknown brand that I got off ebay. They are both coloured with my trusty Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The baubles and star have yellow Stickles glitter glue on them. They were both cut out and stuck on (mouse is stuck on with foam pads) some creamy coloured card that had been sponged with Brilliance Gamma Green. This was then mounted on gold silk Mirri card (I’m addicted to this stuff) that had been cut with my classic circle Nestabilities. The band going across the middle was made from the “waste” of a Sizzix swirl die I had used on my Peter Rabbit card I made a couple of days ago, which was again mounted on gold silk Mirri card. The DP is Daisy D’s Heirloom Red – Floral and Prima Marketing Urban Cosmos “Colony”. The flowers are Prima and I wasn’t going to put the red rhinestones on the scallop circle but I bodged the hole for the brad in the wrong place (serendipity). And lastly some gold organza ribbon as I didn’t want to hide the gold swirls then all stuck on some Stardream Pearlescent red (Mars) card. Well, for a card I didn’t think I could do, it didn’t turn out to bad. Hope you like it and thank you for looking.


PS. I forgot to say that the image was inspired by you ladies who didn’t have Halloween HM stamps last week, but all managed to enter by adapting the stamps you had got. Thank you Ladies for your ingenuity and inspiration.xxx

15 comments:

Els G. said...

Wow Ann, this is a gorgeous card! I love how you combined the HM image and the tree stamp.
Els
x

Gabigabs said...

Cute stamp and very nice choice of papers.

sari said...

oh man...this card is absolutly adorable!!!

Shary said...

Great HM image , love it.

Rica said...

This is a great card Ann. You've put a lot of work and effort into and it's really paid off. Love the combo of the House Mouse and the tree - brilliant.
Hugs Heather xxx

Rachel said...

Omgoodness! you did an excellent job, had i not read your post i would have thought they went together. love the colors and your layout. such a wonderful card.

mycardz said...

WOW, how very clever! I love this card! Great idea to use the two images together! very creative :)

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It's just adorable!

Dawn said...

Aww I love what your have done here - it's just so cute and those HM just make me smile !!#
Gorgeous colours and your colouring is beautful.
Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Carolyn Bounds said...

My oh my!!! Your card is exquisite!!! Perfection with a capital "P"!!! Your papers are fabulous! I love the stickled ornaments and star...your coloring...the flawless combining of the two stamps...I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! Awesomely beautiful card!!!

I am SO glad you were able to play this week!!! You definitely rocked this challenge:o) I cannot wait to see what you create next week!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable! I have not seen this image before, awesome coloring!

Carmen O. said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you used two different stamps to come up with this image, very clever.

Sassy Crafts said...

Gorgeous card and i love how you have adapted your stamp. To see people joining in each week even when they haven't got the right stamp for the job, to think so hard about it and create stunning work for the challenges really is fantastic to see. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. Hope to you you again for the next challenge. xx

theneon said...

I am so glad that you joined us this week. This card is a fine work of art and has proven that you can improvise when you don't think you have the right stamp image. Great job!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my, I love this card. How clever to put the two images together. It's perfect. Your papers are gorgeous, too.