Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge #25 - A 2RedBananas Sketch!

First, a House Mouse ANNOUNCEMENT...
NOT only do we have our 3 new awesome House Mouse Design Team Members (Jami, Patricia & Rica) joining us with their terrific creations to share with you on the House Mouse site this week, (BTW, they have totally outdone themselves), but also ... the FAB 2RedBananas team (who sponsored us this week), has joined us on this week's challenge too! Their HM samples are really BEAUTIFUL!!! SO FUN!! :) Wait 'till you see all the lovely, detailed and diverse creations!!!! Take a look at the HM&F site here:
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/

2RedBananas carries House Mouse stamps and so much more. They are also giving away a great prize to one lucky person on our HM&F site this week. For more their awesome line of products, go check them out here:
http://www.2redbananas.com/main.sc

Here is this week's Challenge Sketch provided by 2RedBananas & designed by Jami Bova:

And since Im still in a LOVE kinda mood... here is my take on it :)



So I tried to keep it simple (not typical of me, LOL). My BG is flourish embossed (though not really visible here). The HM image is popped with foam dimensionals. This Stampabilities House Mouse Design image is called: "Paperclip Heart" HMOR1010. The Love Sentiment is also from Stampabilities-HMD.

Images were colored in with Marvy LePlume Markers, CTMH Chalks and StarLite Glitter Gel Markers. Brown BG Paper is textured Bazzill CS and the Red CS is from Making Memories. The circles were cut with Creative Memories templates and scalloped circles with Nesting dies. These were pierced along edges and also popped with foam adhesive. Satin Brown Ribbon and 3 large silver heart brads complete my card.

Thanks for looking & Happy Monday! America

17 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOve it! Oh so darn cute! Great hm, awesome ribbon. Awesome card!
Okay lovin the new blog look, wish I was at that picture at the top. See you can do it, its looking great! hugs...

Jeanette - said...

Such a sweet card!! I love love love that ribbon too :) Thanks for letting us play in the challenge with y'all!

Wendy said...

This is a really awesome card. Your coloring is so good. I wish I had a steady enough hand to do something like that. I use watercolor pencils because they're so forgiving - I can just erase the mistakes - but I'm not brave enough to try markers.

Janneke said...

O what a cute card ;)
I love it!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card - so vibrant and the colouring is stunning.
Thanks for your lovely comment.
hugs Heather xx

mycardz said...

I love it!! :) Your card is perfect... the dp and the coloring and the little heart brads! Very very nice card, Miss America! (hmmm...that has a familar ring to to it!) I love the red background paper, it doesn't even look like paper...it's so glossy. Eggsellent job on this challenge once again my friend! :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Sooooo cute!! Love the red/chocolate combo and your delicious bow!!! Love this gf!!!!

Nina said...

this is very lovely. This card feels very rich... kwim? love the dark red with the dark brown.... love your card and how you designed it all!!

Larissa said...

Lovely card! Love the 3 little hearts in the corners!

Hugs,
Larissa

Lori Barnett said...

OK...I've never seen that paper clip stamp! WAY CUTE! LOVE your card for the challenge. Dang...you ALWAYS make great stuff!!

Nancy said...

So cute! Love how you popped the image up.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, I love that sketch and your card is ADORABLE!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is just the SWEETEST! Oh, I love it so!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate ALL of your comments, but today's was especially sweet. Thank you!

Dawn said...

This is adorable America. This card is complex for me and simple for you.. Love the colors. Great use of this layout. Super job. Thanks for letting us all tag along..

Cindy Haffner said...

Darling girl.

Curt in Carmel said...

Another work of art! Cute as it can be my friend! This is such a cute image! Beautiful stuff! Best, Curt

Lora said...

Love this card, it's sooo cute. I am always a bit intimidated by bold colours and don't think I have ever used any bright or bold colours on a card, but after seeing this I think that is about to change!!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Lora x
p.s I am now a follower so I don't miss any of your creations