Monday, January 18, 2010

Life's Too Short---> Eat Dessert First! HM&F Ch#61

Our challenge this week at HOUSE MOUSE & FRIENDS is being hosted by our sweet DT Member Patricia Rose who's challenged us to create a card featuring a Faux Grid.

Here is my interpretation using scoring & sponging tools.

Stamps: Stampabilities, House Mouse Designs stamp called "Blueberry Dessert", from NOV 2009, #HMUR1068. The Sentiment is also by Stampabilities HMD called "Life's Too Short" #QR1057.
Paper: Bazzill Textured CS, Cream CS, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Brown StazOn, Brilliance Brown, Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers combo, SU White Signo Gel Pen(for highlights), Glitter Gel Markers.
Accessories: Spellbinders, Satin Dark Brown Ribbon, Basic Grey rhinestones, Silver Brads, Scor-Pal, Sponge, Creative Memories Corner Rounder.
{for my faux grid, I inked my scored lines by simply running my brilliance brown inkpads along the tops and directly across the scored lines}.

Come and see all the different FAUX GRID takes that our lovely DT has come up with to help inspire you at HM&F here. And if you can play along with us, Emma will have some fun BLOG-CANDY to GIVE AWAY to one lucky participant. :)

If you would like to see a few tutorials on creating your very own FAUX GRIDS, check out these links....
Beate's - SCS - tutorial
Dawn's Stamping Studio video tutorial
Theresa's- Crafting the web tutorial

Thanks for looking & Happy FAUX GRID creating! :)


  1. Girl this is jaw drop gorgeous.. I love this.

  2. Wowzer america this is stunning great take on the theme amazing creation.

    Hugs Christine xx

  3. Your card is so sweet! Love the funny image and the colors... Many thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Silke

  4. Oooh, cool card! Love that sentiment (I totally agree!) and the scoring is a great idea

  5. America, this is a fantastic card!!!! Love the grid BG and those little mice...too cute!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  6. oh my, America.... your cards always amaze me... this one is absolutely fabulous... I love how you did the faux grid.... and awesome design... you definetly rocked this challenge.... big time...
    hugs my friend... :)

  7. Oh America this is sooooo cute!!!! I love HM anything and love how you colored this one!!! Great technique too! Super cute!!!

  8. Oh how cute!! I just love your faux grid! Your coloring and design is exquisite America!! Love it!!

  9. Oh wow hun - you blew me away again!!! Your colouring and choice of colours is truly amazing. Love the image (think this one is a must have) and your details are stunning!!
    Love your grid technique - exquisite.
    Love everything aabout it.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. Every card you create is just sheer perfection America!!! This is just wonderful love all your details and of course that sentiment!! ;)

  11. this is sooooo cool! Love that grid!! Adorable card!

  12. This is so cute, America! Love the sweet image and great colors.

  13. W-O-W!! Your card is AMAZING GF! I love how you did the grid lines - you're just way too creative!! Your HM cards are ALWAYS such masterpiecs and real works of heART! And, this one is no exception. YOu definitely blew this challenge out of the water! Big hugz, Mary

  14. WOW America...this is incredible! I love the colors you used, your layout...just everything !!!

  15. Stunning is an understatement. This is a work of art as is all the other cards I just took a peek at, as I scrolled down to comment on this one. You are one talented lady...