Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's House Mouse Monday!


It's time for a new House Mouse Challenge, and over at House Mouse & Friends you can see all the design team's cards for this week. The challenge is to use paper piecing in your design, and a House Mouse image of course! Paper piecing is not something I do very often, although I love the look. It might be like watercoloring for me. Years ago I couldn't watercolor and didn't like it, and now that's about all I do! So I am hoping that piecing will become more frequent on my projects.

I chose to paper piece the tree stump that my little bird and mouse are singing on. I used Cosmo Cricket's Wanted designer paper for the trunk of the tree. The images were stamped in VersaFine Black Onyx ink, and then colored in using Stampin' Up! markers and watercolor with reinkers. The sentiment is from Hambo Stamps and is stamped in Basic Gray ink (Stampin' Up!). I know I will have to reorder the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, as I am loving the frames! The little stamped leaves are from the set Tweets by The Saltbox Studio (available from A Muse).

I know the post date at the top of this post says Sunday, but I write the draft Sunday night and then post on Monday morning, as I work on Mondays and have to be up and out early! So it is a little easier for me to have this ready to post and then save it for publication on Monday.

Stamps: House Mouse by Stampabilities, Hambo Stamps, The Saltbox Studio
Paper: Wanted DP by Cosmo Cricket, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi DP, DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Glitter Stack
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Going Gray, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
Accessories: Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, circle cutter, designer label punch, organdy stitched ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Techniques: watercoloring, sponging, paper piecing

26 comments:

Erika H. said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the patterned paper, the beautiful ribbon/bow, and the image is delightful. Great job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! Your coloring is awesone Judes and I love that ribbon bow.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is an adorable card! I love your papers with it, and your coloring is great! Your sentiment in the Silver Hodgepodge adds a great touch also. I have this image on my wish list. It's so happy. Great job!

Stephanie said...

Wow, very pretty!

Jen said...

Very pretty card, love the colors.

Kelley Holland said...

They are so cute and the stump looks great too!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Another beauty!! I love how you added the tiny leaves around the image:o)

Els G. said...

Great card! I love how you combined the DP!
Els
x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh cuteness!!!! I love your coloring and that tree stump is so cool!! Oh a House Mouse challenge I wanna try!! I'm so awful at the limited supplies type so I chickened out of last week's!! LOL

Inkerbelle said...

What a fabulous card!!!

mycardz said...

Wow, awesome card...love the paper for the trunk and your ribbon is beautiful! Great coloring too...love it all! :)

Atty said...

Really nice card. That image is adorable. I like the way you did your ribbon.
Donna

Bev said...

I have and love that image-great job on the paper piecing. Really neat card.
Bev J.

Libby Hickson said...

This is so pretty! And cute. Love the colors!!

Carolyn King said...

absolutely precious. this has got to be one of the cutest hm stamps---great job with it!

The Country Rose said...

Awwww! The image is sooooo sweet- I love it! The papers and colors on your card are just gorgeous!!

CraftyTracy said...

clever paper piecing, Lovely card.
Tracyx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome HM creation. The paper piecing is the icing of the cake. This card has lots of fabulous elements and a wonderful design.

Tonya said...

Wow! This card is beautiful! I really love it!

Beate said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Love the coloring, the image, the paper...everything!
Hugs and smiles

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

Enfys said...

Stunning, your colouring is just fabulous. Love it.

Cathy said...

"Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you"

I love this card... so beautifully done!

Cathy B.

Loretta Rodger said...

Very beautiful!

Lori Barnett said...

I really really love your card!! Perfect as usual :) Hey..on the posting date thing. Did you know you can change the post date info? It's a button like Post Options or Advanced (something like that) and in there you can set the date and time of the post.

Bastelfrosch said...

Your blog is wonderful!!
Annett