Friday, March 13, 2009

Masculine Mouse

That title sounds like the name of a cartoon super hero. :) This week's House Mouse Challenge is...men. Oh, so many possible funny comments, so little time. haw haw! Just kidding. This one was a challenge, just to make the mice not so cute so they could fit a masculine theme. Guess that's why it's called a challenge, right? A friend of mine has been job hunting for a while - as are many of us now - and just found a job that is totally different from his degree field. I decided to make this card using this challenge and followed this week's Splitcoast Sketch for the layout. At first glance it seems a bit twisted (as is my sense of humor sometimes), but please look again. :) All DP is from My Mind's Eye, and words are printed from my computer. Coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil. Main image is attached on foam tape.

Here's a look inside the peep show...some little fuzzy chicks chatting it up in the grass. :) They are from Flourishes Signs of Spring set, the grass from Rubbernecker, and their peeps made with the JustRite tiny letters. Added some butterfly outline stickers. So, see...it's all in good fun, and I know I'll get a playful smack on the back of the head from my friend.

Stamps: House Mouse Say Cheese, Flourishes Signs of Spring, Justrite Tiny Letters.
Paper: My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio.
Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Outline stickers, photo tab, brad, foam tape.

22 comments:

Lauri said...

What a great job!!! Masculine cards are so tough to do!!

Michelle said...

I love this (but some may say that my sense of humor is a bit twisted). Seriously, fabulous job.

Barb said...

Very adorable.... ahem, (in a deeper voice)... nice card, man. (heehee). Great job and the peep show is a terrific "gotcha".

Nina said...

LOL.. this is WAY too cute!! and loving the peep show!! LOL.. peep show.. lot's of chicks.. I mean ... what more could a man want in a card? LOL.. Great job on the challenge... hoping I can get one accomplished tomorrow!

scrapperjulia said...

What a cute idea! I am sure your friend will love it!

Janine said...

So cute Nancy!!!

Sue said...

What a hoot! Very creative and you just know everyone is going to open it thinking they are going to see something else! Love it! So will your friend.

theneon said...

I love it! Great job -- Martha Kay

Shary said...

great idea for this HM image love it!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my gosh...I laughed out loud when I saw this card...love, love love it. The best kind of card is one that makes me laugh! Great take on this challenge!

ant me. said...

This is really really great! I love your imagination : ) and playfulness I'm sure your friend will appreciate it! I love this HM image!! and how you seem to have only colored the mouse and the cheese! simply great!!

Patti

Carmen O. said...

Very clever and creative! Great job on this... love it.

Lorraine A said...

aww, this is very cute, love the idea, am sure your friend is going to love this :-)
Lorraine

Rica said...

If your sense of humour is twisted - so is mine, I just love it - House Mousies tend to do this to you don't they?
Great layout and papers as well as gorgeously coloured image.
hugs Heather xx

lisa808 said...

Great card!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my gosh, Nancy, this is too, too cute! It's very fitting for masculine on the front and the "peep" show is a hoot for sure. I LOVE it! You really rocked this one. Fabulous card!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so stinkin creative! WOW I love this! Now you have me thinking about how to use this niffty little flap! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Best, Curt

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

oh my!! Isn't this just adorable!! What a fantastic idea for a masculine creation!! I love it!! :)

Jenny Gropp said...

lol -- this is super cute and hilarious! what a superb man card! peep show-- made me laugh!

Charlene said...

LOL PRECIOUS !!! Peep show, indeed! Love this!

Shirley said...

Now that is one creative and clever lady! I love it and I know he did!!!

Leigh said...

Nancy, The peep show is just super cute! Love them house mouses.