Monday, November 10, 2008

Junky House Mouse, #13

Got an early start on this week's House Mouse Challenge. Use our junk...oh my, so many choices, so little time. I was sitting at my craft desk during lunch thinking of where to start with figuring out what junk to use. I have an essential oil burner on my work desk and the tea light burned out right as I turned, and a light bulb came on - I just have to spin around and I've changed desks. :) Remembered seeing this on SCS Resource page.
So here's my little "Oh Happy Day" mouse playing in a snow globe. I stamped him on a piece of recycled acetate packaging with black Stazon. I used a black Sharpie for the eyes and mouth, then the brown for some of his fur, but he looked like he had mange; too much missing. No other suitable colors in my Sharpie set, so put my thinking cap on. I have no idea how I thought of this, but for face, paws and tail, and to fill in the fur with brown, I ended up mixing clear finger nail polish with some of my Bare Escentuals eye shadows (they're powder). Painted that right on. Used white Stazon for the white snowflakes cut from my CB die. Popped the acetate into the glass ornament. Here comes the junk...my tea light container is the base. I glued it to the
globe
after I had put some snow into it. I wrapped the base with this Joy ribbon I got from Michael's $1 bin, added some red rhinestone bling. The picture to the right is the tea light container; flimsy aluminum that was going to the recycle bin...but was saved by a mouse.

Stamps: House Mouse, homemade CB snowflake stamp.
Paper: None.
Ink: Stazon.
Accessories: Ornament globe, Cuttlebug, acetate, ribbon, rhinestones, snow, tea light "junk" container.

25 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow what a wonderful story - and how inventive - eyeshadow and nail varnish and he certainly looks a happy mouse!!
Great job

DAwn

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Very creative! love the ornament and the little altered holder!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so darn cute and very creative. Great work!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my goodness, how clever are you! That is adorable. And the way you colored it! I never would have thought of that. It's really cute. Such talent and creativity. I love it!

CraftyTracy said...

I love your idea and so imaginative.

Tracyxx

rosalien said...

This is so creative, I love it verry much. What a great idea.:)) I'm totally in love with it.

Rosalien

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow wow and wow!! How inventive of you to come up with such a fantastic idea and on how to colour the mouse. Very inspiring - thanks for sharing and joining in with HM&F. x

Rica said...

WOW WOW WOW - this is totally amazing and so inspired. I'll file this in my memory bank (probably never to resurface).
hugs Heather xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

Nancy, you are a creative GENIUS!!! What a brilliant idea, and your snow globe looks amazing!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

6 wacky women said...

WOW! This snow globe is so awesome. I just love it. Very creative!
Karen

Carmen O. said...

Very CLEVER and CREATIVE! Great take on the challenge.

Heather said...

I am HOPPIN to your blog from paper craft planet to tell ya that I think you ROCK! I love the snow globe idea! Very cute!!!!

Rachel said...

OMGosh! How adorable is this, you are sooo creative what a wonderful job.

Jennifer Scull said...

you are so clever! that is absolutely precious! nice use of the challenge!

theneon said...

What a wonderful idea! It is a winter wonderland. -- Martha Kay

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so creative and SO CUTE! Love it!

Michelle said...

This is adorable, and you are so resourseful!! Great job!
I hope you are feeling better :-(

Lorraine said...

this is unbelievable creative. Wow! what a wonderful project! i'm loving it!

Joanne said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is just amazing.

Shary said...

Wow what a fab idea. It looks really good!!
thank you for the comment on my blog :0)

Mothermark said...

What an absolutely fun project. It is just precious! One of those *how'd she do that things?? Hee!

Love it!

Mrs. Fence said...

Wow! That's creative! I love it.

Janneke said...

Very cute ;)
Thanks for joinig the HM&F Challenge :D

X Janneke

Els G. said...

How creative! House Mouse and make-up, what a great combination!
Love your wonderful creation!!!
Els
x

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a super amazing project! I LOVE it so much! What a terrific job you did with it, and your improvising was nothing but super creative! Great job! Best, Curt