Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chillin' With the House Mouse Challenge #98

Now that it's officially summer time on the calendar, we can get ready for the really hot stuff! : )  Temperatures here have been crazy hot already - with several days of 103-104 weather in June.  We usually don't get that until August.  So it was easy to pick this House Mouse image for the summertime theme at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge.  I can definitely relate to chillin' in the sand with a glass of something cold, and my feet planted on an ice cube. LOL    The image was colored with Copics.  Clouds made using Distress Inks.  Birds were drawn in.  The side strips were embossed with a CB folder, and the seashells and sand dollar are CB dies.  Distressed the edges around the image and added the computer printed word.  I followed the sketch at Midnight Madness.  The DP is from Bearly Mine Designs.

House Mouse & Friends - Summer
My Time to Craft - Here comes summer
Bearly Mine Challenges - Summer is here
Midnight Madness #110 - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp & Show - A word

Stamps:  House Mouse  "Keepin' Cool"
Paper:  SU! CS; Bearly Mine Designs Grunge Days Pack.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Cuttlebug dies and embossing folder, paper distresser, wavy edge scissors, flat-back pearls, Stickles, foam tape.


America said...

Super adorable and lovely card. FUN shells!!! A Great take on our SUMMER challenge! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. :)

Christine said...

Hi nancy LOVE this cute guy fab image & colours great take on the Summer theme..

thanks for sharng with us at HM & Friends Monday chall..
nice to see you..

smiles Christine xx

Donna Moore said...

This little guy certainly has the right idea, I particularly am jealous of the ice cube on his feet! Adorable card, your coloring is suprememo, great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Midnight Madness, please share again very soon!!

Pat said...

Hi Nancy,

Lovely summery card, great image and colouring. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

How cute is this!? I wish I had a big icecube to lay my feet on right now.
Great card!

Thanks for joining our challenge - I hope to see you play with us agian real soon!
Midnight Madness Design Team

Valerie said...

This is such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation.
Valerie M
Priscillastyles Design Team

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a cute image and very creative to introduce the beach/sea theme! Great layers and texture too, Nancy! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Sue from Oregon said...

Boy it would be nice to be chillin' like this! Wonderful creation! So glad you played along with our summer theme for this House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

Lovely Linda said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Nancy this is so cute - I love that image, it is coloured os beautifully and LOVE the shells!! Definitley a favourite with me this week! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we always love to come and see your wonderful creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is the perfect image to reflect how to spend summer in the south. Our temps aren't much lower than yours, and where my son is in Arizona it got to 117. Yikes! We all need this adorable card in a poster size to stare at through the month of August. Great job on this. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!