Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chippy House Mouse

Still feel like my mojo is MIA, but the House Mouse challenge was a fun way to try to tweak it. The DT team wanted us to use chipboard on our design. I don't have any, but I found a coaster in my stash that I used as the base for my image, which was colored with Prismacolors blended with baby oil. I followed the Mojo Monday #76 sketch. Main card was run through Cuttlebug embossing folder. Cut the coaster down some, distressed and inked the edges. The pale green panel is actually a paint chip (going to be the color of my kid's bathroom - grin). I stamped the scroll from Verve Artful Elegance with Versamark, but it's hard to see on here. Rather than a sentiment like the sketch showed, I put the flower there, and a row of beads going across the bottom.

Stamps: HM Throwing Daisy Petals, Verve Artful Elegance.
Paper: SU! CS, paint chip, The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Stazon, Versamark.
Accessories: Corner punch, flower and leaf punches, beads, ribbon, coaster, Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embosisng folder.

24 comments:

Shary said...

Lovely card and a great idea to use the coaster. The embossing looks really pretty too.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous colours. I must look for some coasters - its a fab idea!
Jen x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMGOSH!! This is too cute!! I love this image and your beautiful details!! TFS!

Judy Rozema said...

How totally adorable!! Love the texture and the flower!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute, cute, cute, love your card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

It doesn't look like you're lacking mojo to me...this is one great creation. Love the texture in your card base...and that flower looks just like the one in your image! Fantastic card.

Barb said...

Girl, there is nothing wrong with your mojo!! In fact, I think you have mine along with yours, cuz my mind is blank!! This card is precious!! I love that mouse stamp and your coloring is super! Spring is here! Spring is here! (I hope)

hugs!

Debra said...

Wow...that card is just beyond cute! I love the embossing and the image is so much fun! Fantastic job!

Debra in Conroe

Sue said...

beautiful card, luv the layout, lovely papers, sue.x

Susan said...

Totally AWESOME! Love how you combined both challenges. Fabulous card....I'd say you found your mojo!

scrapperjulia said...

I love this card! I love the colors and the image, great job with both challenges, I think your mojo is back!

Sue said...

What a lovely card. Soft hue of the colors you used is fantastic.
Cute image too.

Jane Wetzel said...

oh no!! This is definitely another one of my favos!!! Yikes..it is toooooo cute..love, love, love the image!! The flower is cool and so it the cb paper!! ok...love the whole darn thing!! :)

eviledna said...

Wow, I do like the colours you've chosen, beautiful colouring on the little mousey and the sketch you followed does the image justice.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

Carmen O. said...

What a beautiful card! Love the soft colors and the elegant look to this card. GORGEOUS!

mycardz said...

WOW, Nancy!! This is such a pretty card! I love all the details you added, I have been studying it for so long just to take in all the little extra steps you took to make this card so perfect! I really love it! Fantastic job on this challenge. Thanks for joining us! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute, the coaster works perfectly. Great HM image and coloring.

Lori Barnett said...

woohoo!!! you did a wonderful job on the challenge. Have a stampin' good weekend...and hope you can join us again on the next challenge!

Shirley said...

How adorable and lovely all rolled into one! I love those flowers too!

Rica said...

Beautiful card, such lovely gentle colours and colouring. One of my favourite images. Gorgeous flower.
Thanks for joining in at HM.
hugs Heather xx

Sassy Crafts said...

Great card and gorgeous colours. x

Heather said...

Adorable! Love the embossed background.

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Michelle said...

cool use of beads. And your coloring is fantastic!