Monday, February 23, 2009

It's a Mother's Day House Mouse Monday Challenge

Our HM&F DT's challenge this week was to make a Mother's Day themed card using House Mouse & Friends images for challenge #26. I struggled a bit as I challenged myself to not use flowers or ribbons and do something a little different. Then this is what I came up with....



Its simple again. (So not me) LOL. This thick glittery CS BG paper is a new Premium Glitter Pack from DCWV and it is fabulous. It shines so beautifully (though not much shimmer can be seen on this picture due to poor lighting and lack of an actual camera). Im taking these pictures with my iphone) Can you believe it? :)

The name of this Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs Stamp is called" Time to Eat". I thought it would be so appropriate for a Mother's Day card. :) What do you think? Its from 2007, #MHOR1048. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s "All Holidays" set. The main panel was diecut with Spellbinders and the center is popped with foam adhesives for extra dimension. The images are also popped and were colored in with pencils, chalks and markers. Rhinestones from Hero Arts anchor and finish off my card.

Thanks so much for looking & happy creating! America

21 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I love the way your mousies come to life with your exceptional coloring!!! Brilliant!!! I also love the image and agree with you...it is perfect for Mother's Day:o)

I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!!!
Hugs!
Carolyn

Carolyn Bounds said...

I just read the comment you left me (way too nice~I'm SO not worthy!)...and I may not feel you lOOking, but I always feel the warmth of your friendship:o)
Love ya!
Carolyn

Jeanette - said...

Beautiful card America! I love your coloring! The gems are perfect too :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling! I love the shimmery paper and greatcoloring!

Rica said...

This is gorgeous and I love that image - another new one to me. I love your layout and gorgeous colouring a super Mother's Day card.
hugs Heather xx

Judy Rozema said...

This is so darling!!

mycardz said...

You did it again! you really brought these guys to life! Amazing coloring (you don't need any Copics!) I can't believe this is ANOTHER stamp that I have not seen...very, very cute one too ~ and perfect for Mother's Day. I love the dp and the rhinestones together -- Perfection! :)

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Girl - who needs flowers and ribbon when you've got this gorgeous coloring to look at?! And all those rhinestones and glittery papers are awesome!! I can't believe this pic was taken with a phone!?!
{hugs}

Amy Sheffer said...

Awwwwww, what a cute image for a Mother's Day card! Love it!! Great job with the clean and simple look. Love the glittery papers!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh wow, this is sooooo sweet! I LOVE it. The image is just perfect for this theme and your layout is wonderful! Great job!

Dawn B. said...

America this is incredible. It is such a great MOTHER image. SO sweet. I like that you took yourself outside your own box. Great job...

Nancy said...

That glittery paper and rhinestones are really pretty. Love your coloring and popping up the images.

Melody said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring and that is such a cute stamp!

Carolyn Bounds said...

It is me again. I just wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you on my blog:o) I hope your day has been spectacular!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Curt in Carmel said...

You challenged yourself well my frind! This is stunning! What a very sweet image, and so perfect for this challenge. I'm hoping I get to play this week yet, and your card has certainly pushed me to do so. Your coloring, as always, is stellar, and the layout of the card is inspiring! Wonderful work! Best, Curt

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

America, this is so super cute and beautifully done!!!! Love the colors and coloring. Great bling detailing, too!!!!

Jessica G. said...

This card is adorable and has just the right amount of sparkle and shine!! Beautiful coloring technique and I really like the elegance of using a Nestie label to cut out the image.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love that shimmery CS and the rows of bling!!

Larissa said...

Cute card, It is such a shame that glitter and shimmer don't look good in pictures. I have the same problem. But your card still looks really good.

Hugs,
Larissa

Maria said...

Hey America!! Awww, such a cute card! Love the shimmer. . .I can see in the picture and it's beautiful. Love the nesties that you used. . .your coloring is fabulous!!

What do you think of the 3 columns? All good? Let me know!

Maria

Norine said...

what a cute card love your coloring great job
Hugs
Norine