Sunday, June 28, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge #43

Oh my gosh! Here it is Sunday evening and I haven't posted my card for the House Mouse Challenge #43, even though I have it finished! In fact, I was at Starbucks picking up some coffee beans when I realized that this is Sunday, not Saturday!

With no further ado, here is my card. I love this image of the happy mice in the coffee bag. I found the sketch to be a bit more challenging than it looks, but I am quite happy with the results.
The image is colored with PrismaColors blended with baby oil. The paper for the circle and the mesh are from my scrapbooking stash. When you've been scrapbooking as long as I have the stash will hold many surprises! The brown paper looks like crumpled burlap and the mesh comes pretty close to burlap. I have hundreds of buttons from my days of sewing. (True to the scrapbooker's oath, I never throw anything away!) So, a few buttons here and a few more there, a couple of tabs of houndstooth ribbon and it's done!

Hopefully I'll get a quicker start on the next challenge. I can't wait to see what it is!
Thanks for stopping by. Please drop by the House Mouse Monday blog to see the DT's fabulous cards as well as the participants.


~JulieH~ said...

Oh Barb how cute is this! A true crafter is a hoarder lol I so have to agree! The mug on this card looks so real and shiny with your wonderful colouring and highlighting. wonderful work as always.
I'll be back to check if I've missed any of your posts later as blogger has been on dead slow and stop for me for a week!

stephanne said...

Your colouring is out of this world!! This does not look like a stamp, this looks like the real deal!! Soooo cute, your card is perfect, the elements are so very complimentary to your beautifully coloured images. Wow. That mug, wow!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Ooooo, I adore this! Your coloring is incredible!

Myrt said...

......wowsers, Barb, is this cute or what! I love it and your colouring is out of this world. Did buying the coffee beans at Starbucks remind you to post the card .... lol...

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Barb this is ADORABLE! Fabulous colors and I would swear that paper and mesh was burlap. How CREATIVE! Love it! xxD

Lynette said...

What an amazing card - oh my goodness!!