Monday, January 04, 2010

House Mouse On The Beach

Welcome back! I hope that your new year is off to a great start! :)

It's time for the first House Mouse & Friends Challenge of 2010. It's hosted by our own DT Member Mary who wants you to create with the theme ***On The Beach***.

Here is my take;
HM image is stamped then colored in first with Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers. Then I pierced the corners & bottom, then ran it through the CUTTLEBUG bubble embossing folder fo a little texture. The final touches were adding the clear stickles to drink and icecubes (but I cant take the credit for that part-as that was my DH's idea). LOL.

I couldnt think of other beach embellishments; tried punched seashells, tried beach dies, tried adding nautical ropes .... but in the end, settled for MS borders & some sand colored pearls. Image is backed by Bazzill textured dark brown CS and Wallpaper. (I found this huge beach WallPaper roll at a thrift store for a dollar!!!!)It has great texture and cuts like a dream! :)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs called "Keeping Cool", from (Jun. 2003) and its featuring *Muzzy*, # HMLR1007. The Sentiment is by Stampa Rosa HMD.
Paper: Bazzill Textured Darl Brown Cs, Cream CS, & Wallpaper
Ink: Brown StazOn, Marvy Matchables, Copics, Marvy LePlume Markers, SU White Signo Gel Pen(for highlights).
Accessories: Spellbinders, Satin Dark Brown Ribbon, MS Border Punch, Basic Grey Pearls, Ranger Stickles

Go check out what the rest of the HM&F DT has come up with to help inspire you at HM&F!
Thanks for Looking & Happy Creating in the new year!
America

13 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is just PRECIOUS!!

Curt in Carmel said...

No one makes a card like you America! The detail in your card is eye popping! I love reading how you make your cards because I can see from what you write what an amazing thought process that you have going on while making a card. I too struggled with embellishments (even tried real shells) but couldn't seem to find anything I liked till I did the multiple background. Love your card! Best, Curt

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Too fun, great beach scene!

~MudpieMouse said...

Great image to use for the beach challenge. This is an old time favorite of many H-M fans ... and you did it proud. I love that you used wallpaper as a background paper ... how creative! Great color combo. and your embellies are fab. Keep on stampin' on!

Christine said...

Wow America I second what Curt has said ..always so much detail in your creations..I too struggled with embellies, the HM image speaks for itself sometimes...stunning creation look forward to HM Mondays.

Hugs Christine xx

Becky said...

This is fabulous girl.

Danni said...

Love the punches you used--they work perfectly! Fabulous card!

Laurie in MN said...

Fabulous HM card.

Grace said...

Just adorable America!!! I just love this image and of course your layout is fantastic as always!!! I'm ready for some warm beach weather!!! This is so well done!!! All the details are simply wonderful! Hugs!

joey said...

Hi America,

your card is stunning, the detail and colourwork on the image is just amazing.

Joey.xxx

Rica said...

Just gorgeous America. Love your image and superb colouring, think I might just pour myself a 'pink gin' now hee-hee!! Fabulous layout and I know what you mean about embellies, I never end up using much (or many) with HM's I think they speak for themselves.
Glad your little package arrived OK.
hugs Heather xx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning work as usual, love the border punch too.
Kelly.x

Lisa said...

America all your cards blow me away! I'm just in awe of your talents lady! Thanks for your inspiration and all your sweet comments!