Tuesday, March 24, 2009

House Mouse #30 - Shaped Card

I bounced around for a while with different ideas and this is what I finally settled on for this week's House Mouse Challenge. The DT decided on a shaped card for this challenge. My first idea started out looking great yesterday sketched out on paper. Fast forward to the cardstock cut into the shape and stamped with a critter, though still not finished. I put it down for a bit and then when I got back to it, all I could think was that it looked like a deformed elephant sitting on its rump with it's front legs and trunk up, and with a mouse bouncing around in its head. Not a good look, obviously. So it was filed in the recycling bin and left this morning with the truck. It was actually supposed to be a bunch of bubbles, with the mousie bouncing around inside one of them. Still looks good in the sketch, but I couldn't make it work in reality. :) SOOOOOO...This morning I drew this cup, handle and foot on the back of the DP, cut it out and attached it to the card base, then cut out the card base around it. The sentiment is actually the name of the stamp, and it was printed from my computer, cut out with Spellbinders Tag, attached on foam tape. The image was colored with Prismas, cut out and attached up on foam tape as well. Twinkling H2O's were added to the handle and part of the foot, and Stickles decorated the foot as well. I moved this card all over trying to get a better picture, but the lighting here is not good so will have to deal with a pale picture.
Stamps: House Mouse We're "Mint Tea" Be Together.
Paper: Hot Off The Press Handmade Flowers DP, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Twinkling H2O's, Stickles, Spellbinders Tag, foam tape.

19 comments:

JULS~ said...

Nancy! This turned out sooo cute! The House Mouse stamps are really awesome. Love the purple and green combo!

{xoxo} Juls~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Nancy this is wonderfully cute and creative. I like the cup you created and great handle. I am sure the other one you tried would of been great too! Wonderful job.

mycardz said...

OMGosh!! This is soooo cute! I love your teacup idea...VERY creative, and all the details you added are perfect! Would love to see your first one too, it sounds equallly cute! Glad you were able to join us again!! :)

stampinfrog said...

This is sooooo cute, Nancy! Love the tea cup and your coloring is fantastic! Would have love to see the 1st one!!
Hugs, Connie

scrapperjulia said...

I can't believe you drew this cup freehand! Great job on the challenge!

Teresa said...

Very cute. I love the detail on the cup.

America said...

WOW-This HM shape design is super duper adorable and very creative. LOVE IT!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Nancy this is darling, awesome job.

Carmen O. said...

This is just too cute! Gosh this is perfect and so creative. LOVE IT!

Shary said...

Great shape! Such a cute image too.

scrappyyankee said...

I love your teacup,and the image is just adorable. It's awesome that you drew the teacup freehand.

Mickey

Heather said...

Totally cute!!

Dawn said...

This turned out great. I love the shape of your cup. It is perfect for this image. I can't believe you drew this all out. SUper job.

Rica said...

Hi Nancy - this is so cute - what posh cups you have in your partof the world (lol).
Fabulous colours and I just love the expressions on those little mousies faces.
Thanks for joining in at HM&F
hugs Heather xx

Sue said...

Oh, I love your beautiful tea cup, bone china no doubt, haha and the image is perfect and colored so nicely.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy smokes!! This is so gorgeous!! I really love your beautiful teacup!! What a darling design!! :) TFS!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love it. This really is darling!

theneon said...

Very clever cup of tea. I didn't participate last week and I wanted to stop by and see what you had done. It is just adorable and I am sure that the colors are vibrant in real life. Martha Kay

lisa808 said...

Great idea, cute card!