Thursday, July 31, 2014

Relax and Enjoy Life, House-Mouse Challenge, and New Sue Wilson Dies

Welcome back Crafty  friends.   It's time  for another fun challenge over at House-Mouse and Friends MC. The great theme for Challenge #HMFMC175  is hosted by our talented Teamie, Tom Bush, who has chosen to go with; RELAX AND ENJOY LIFE!  How perfect for Summer time. Here is my take:
Stamps: Stampabilities, by House-Mouse Designs® Happy Hoppers stamp called "Bunny in Paradise", featuring "Bumble",  from Sept 2007, #HMOR1122.  Sentiment by Stampabilities, "Relax and Enjoy", #CR-1056. 
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Papers;  Michael's Recollections, Surf's Up DP, and Yellows, Browns Heavy CS
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson Craft Die Californian Collection - Beverly Hills #CED1105, Word Window Punch (for sentiment panel), Microbeads in browns and golden tones (for creating the beach sand look and texture), Stickles Glitter Glue,  Clear Baubles,  Mesh, foam tape  
Techniques: Paper Tole, Layering

To create texture, the sand was made with loads of micro-beads over stickles glitter glue. These micro-beads also outline the large oval panel to bring the eye towards the Happy Hoppers image. This large card actually has quite a bit of dimension with the layers and the main panel paper-toled.  I colored the bunny and fussy cut it three times, umbrella and beach towel pieces are also separately cut then layered. And that's the meaning of Paper Tole! (It's a dimensional stamped image created from a number of stamped copies of the same image. Parts are then cut-out from the stamped prints and layered up to create the final dimensional image).

The main image panel was cut using the lovely new Creative Expressions Beverly Hills Californian Collection Craft dies by Sue Wilson. These dies are truly unique, quite intricate and totally gorgeous.  She uses these dies on her beautiful designs along with her fantastic line of great products that includes new Embossing Folders.  I can't wait to try 'em all.   Check out Sue's Blog to see her stunning work - you're sure to be inspired.   Sue also has an amazing collection of  YouTube Video Tutorials that are easy to follow and full of wonderful Crafty ideas.  I totally plan on getting busy crafting to showcase more of how I'm using her fab products and share my ideas with all of you.  
Sue Wilson's BLOG can be found at Participate In Craft;

Challenge proudly Sponsored by Di's DigiStamps
One Lucky winner will receive a $12 Gift Voucher to Di's DigiStamps
A second prize for a second winner comes from our very generous Teamie and Challenge Host; Tom Bush, who is giving away this Yummy Candy
  To help inspire your House-Mouse creativity, please check out my amazing Teamies samples and takes on the RELAX/ENJOY LIFE theme at HMFMC. 

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Here's hoping you are finding time to Play, Relax and Enjoy LIFE.  I cant wait to see your gorgeous RELAXING/Enjoying LIFE House-Mouse entries at HMFMC.

Hurry, you only have until Midnight, EST, on Saturday, August 9thth, 2014, to enter for your chance to win Prizes.
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