Monday, February 09, 2009

Tall & Thin, House Mouse Monday Challenge #24

Hello & Happy Monday! This week's HM DT challenge was to make a HM card that was "tall and thin". No measurements were given. I turned my 1st card sideways and went with long vs tall and tried to stay thin.... but I wasnt happy. It felt like it needed to be a little longer & lose some width to fit this challenge better. So, instead of redoing this first card, I created a 2nd card that definitely looked taller and a seemed to be a little thinner... :) The name of this first image is from Stampabilities House Mouse Designs called; "Nose to Nose in Flowers" from 1997. The little hearts and the sentiment are from a candyblog win from 2RedBananas called "Snowman Love", #2911. (For more of theri fabulous sets, visit their site here: http://2redbananas.com/main.sc.
The DP is a brand new glittered stack from DCWV. The black strip is dry embossed with CB Dots folder. The images were colored with CTMH chalks and Marvy LePlume markers. Martha Stewart Punched Edges, Piercing and lots of silver heart brads complete this card.


The name of this next Stampabilities HM image is called; "Wet-Behind-The-Ears", #HMJR1066. The Live, Love, Laugh Sentiment is also from Stampabilities, #CR1034. All BG panels are dry embossed with Cuttllebug folders. The blue paper is actually thick blue tinted vellum. Lots of silver brads anchor this layout. HM image was colored in with glitter gel markers, Marvy LePlume markers and chalks then sprayed with HS. The edges were also sponge inked with SU Soft Blues. A SU photo corner punch was used for the top edges.

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

They are both so darn cute. I love the soft coloring and both Hm are adorable.

Linda aka backroads girl said...

I love your cards! They will help me identify what *long and thin* means! Thanks for sharing!

Eva said...

WOW....I just looked through your blog, and you do such a gorgeous work! I love the stamps you use, the coloring, the elements in each cards, everything is just lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! I appreciated it! Hugs, Eva

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gosh, these are too cute!! Your coloring is wonderful! I *always* struggle with this size card - you absolutely nailed it!

mycardz said...

Wow girlfriend, you nailed this challenge with BOTH cardz!! I love em equally. I really admire your soft touch with colors, they just ALWAYS look so life-like. And all the details you add really make your cardz so perfect. Great job with this challenge!! :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Girl....these are both AWESOME!!! I love how much detail you put in your cards, and I love how you used those little hearts on the first one! And check out your new banner!! Gorgeous!!!

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Jeanette - said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I love all of your details and of course your coloring is fabulous!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Both of these are so cute. I love the "Wet Behind the Ears" with the "bubbles" embossing behind it. Great touch and very, very cute.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Seriously, girl, I've said it before and I'll say it again...you ROCK! Awesome cards!

Curt in Carmel said...

America, these are adorable! Your coloring and layout are superb! Love em! Best, Curt

Lori Barnett said...

girl....these are SO CUTE!! Love 'em!

Elizabeth said...

Hi amaerica I love both your cards this week, and I have a question? What do you do with all those amazing pieces of art? I would like to trade you cards. One of the ones you made for this challenge. If you are interested please email me at windwalkerarts@gmail.com
Thanks, Beth

Janneke said...

Great cards :D:D

Susan said...

I love both of your cards. I always enjoy seeing your creations every week. You make some awesome creations with the House Mouse critters!

Carolyn King said...

these are all wonderful---great coloring!!!