Friday, June 12, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #41 "Red White and Blue"

The House Mouse Challenge this week is a color scheme: red, white, and blue! I just can't think of those colors without visualizing fireworks, summer picnics, days at the beach, and so many activities that come around this time of year.

These two Gruffies friends are enjoying a day at the beach, though one seems to have found the water a bit chilly. And aren't they smart bears, using sunscreen?

I colored the image with PrismaColors and baby oil. The DP with fireworks is from a collection from Oriental Trading Company, as are the metal embellies and the stick-on "America" ribbon. The ribbons around the edges are from my stash.
This was a pretty simple layout to put together, but it took me forever to get the embellies just right. I think it came out ok. Please, tell me what you think and be sure to pop over to the HM Challenge blog and see all the terrific cards by the design team and participants.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a fun weekend! Remember, Sunday June 14 is Flag Day here in the US. Fly her high and proud!!


scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute! Love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

How adorable! What a great image for the patriotic colors! Love all the hardware embellishments, too!

Carolyn Bounds said...

This card makes me want to head to the beach, shoot off some fireworks, and roast some marshmallows by the fire!!! You have definitely captured the essence of 4th of July and summertime with this awesome creation!!! Your coloring always blows me away, and you choose the perfect papers, colors, and embellies every time!! I know you probably get tired of hearing this, but I LOVE IT!!!!


Rica said...

WOW Barb, this is one stunning card!! That DP is amazing and I've just fallen in love with that image. (Haven't seen if before but I shall be looking out for it - I so want i!!) You've coloured it so beautifully and I love your details.
hugs Heather xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

Barb, you should check out this site:
They are looking for guest designers, and I think you would b perfect!!! I hope you give it a lookie. Good luck!!!


Myrt said...

...patriotic colours....wonderful....and so well put together, Barb. This card is totally awesome - so professional, Barb.....I often come to your blog for ideas and colours - your work is fab!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful card...such a fun image!

~MudpieMouse said...

Gotta love those Gruffies ... this card is too cute. I love the background paper and embellies you used and you colored it beautifully. Keep on stampin' on!

Carmen O. said...

What a fun card! I love how you colored it and the detail you added. PERFECTION!!!