Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge --- Meeces, Mices!

Meeces, Mooses and Mices!  Oh my!  I think the ladies at Bah! Humbug! must have been cleaning the dungeons and encountered some of these cheese-crazy, cute critters!  They must have inspired the challenge this week which is all about mice! Well, I know that everything at Humbugger Hall is fun and creative and anything but scary.  Also, thanks to my stash of House Mouse stamps, I have some of these awwww-inspiring cuties.  Here is my card for this week's challenge:

I like to use non-traditional colors for holiday cards.  I actually started with the ribbon for inspiration.  When I first looked at it I thought it was burgundy and green, but under the Ott light I realized it is purple and green.  Not being much of a purple fan I took on the challenge with my trusty Copics.  The tan in the ribbon inspired the use of Kraft cardstock. I haven't placed a sentiment on the card yet but I think I will make a tag to slip under the bow at the top. 

Here is a close up of the image.  It doesn't show well but I used some Waterfall Stickles for the snow.  I usually take three shades to color an area for depth, but the House Mouse images have quite a bit a shading already printed so I used only two shades.  The purple is V06 and V09.  The green is G82 and G85. The fur on the caps is colored to look more tan than white and I used E81 for that. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you take time to hop over to Bah! Humbug! for inspiration and to play along. You won't regret it!

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Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Barb, really love the colour scheme and kraft is always a winner in my book. Lovely colouring too. I have that HM stamp but haven't inked him up yet but I'm definitely going to try and remember your great colours here.


DonnaMundinger said...

SO SWEET! Love the color scheme and that ribbon is divine. Great layout too! xxD

Abi said...

Lovely colours, & beautiful ribbon! Gorgeously coloured image too.

Thanks for sharing at Bah Humbug,

Abi - Guest DT for July x

Ann said...

Just got back from holiday and am catching up on everything that's been happening at Bah! Humbug! Don't want to miss out on any of the stunning cards that have been entered while I've been away.
I do love the way you steer away from the traditional colours so often and as I'm a real purple fan this is just so cool. Love it - House Mouse stamps are just so brilliant - they always make me smile.
Ann xxx
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