Sunday, November 1, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #55 -- Peek-A-Boo Card

The House Mouse Challenge #55 calls for "aperture". In other words a "peek-a-boo" hole. The design team has some amazing projects that are "must-see"!

I've had some holiday images colored for awhile but not yet made into cards. I was waiting for just the right sketch challenge. Then here comes an unexpected theme. Well, one image immediately came to mind and I knew I could make a simply elegant holiday card..............

........... with a chuckle inside!! I love this little guy roasting the marshmallow over the candle! How fun is this!!
The image is colored with Copics and PrismaColors for accent. The dp is K&Company Christmas Cheer selection and is just scrumptious! The reds and greens are so rich! The gold-trimmed poinsettias are stripped from stems I bought in Michael's floral department. The bloom on the front of the cards has a pearl brad center and the partial bloom inside is accented with small stick-on pearls.
This is one of my favorite Christmas cards so far this year. I guess I like the element of surprise inside.

Be sure to hop over to the House Mouse challenge blog, not only to see the cards, but also to see who their new designers are!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you've had a terrific weekend!


In God We Trust


Anonymous said...

You did an amazing job, I just love the "little chuckle" inside, and the outside is so pretty you wouldn't think of mouse, or marshmallow from the out side, love it!!

Carmen O. said...

Wow what a fabulous card Barb. I love all the rich colors. The HM image is adorable, I definitely have to see if I can find it! You really colored it beautifully! Wonderful work!!

Lynette said...

Wonderful card! Such a cute image and so masterfully colored. Awesome!

Myrt said...

Oh my, Barb, you are just full of cute ideas and this one is awesome! I love the surprise inside - beautiful papers, colouring and embellies, as always.