Saturday, April 17, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #67-a recipe



The challenge this week over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is a recipe= 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 flowers.

I don't have a problem with the 1 ribbon or the 2 papers...but 3 flowers...YIKES! As you can tell by my creations, I am not a big flower person...as in prima's etc. I do find myself lovin' all these paper punch flowers that have recently become popular...so maybe there is hope for me yet!

I have had this stamp for many moons, but kept putting off using it because it is so detailed...I tell ya though...coloring these detailed images with copics is such a breeze. Took me back to the days of sitting on the floor with a bucket of crayons and a color book...I was a coloring fool as a little girl!

This is a perfect stamp for spring time! These little meeces are getting their flower beds all ready and looking pretty...but hey, who is that culprit over in the corner eating all the pretties?

This is a large stamp, so the card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. The ribbon is some pretty white from Stampin' UP that I colored with V17 copic so it would match the flowers in the image as well. The sentiment (SU!) is punched with the window word punch and then mounted on 2 other punched purple cardstock pieces mounted on dimensionals, an easy way to set off the sentiment.

Now for my flower dilemma...I decided to punch out flowers out of a second stamped image, color them up and use the spotlight technique to show them off by mounting them on dimensionals. There...my 3 flowers!

I added a few purple crystals here and there and some scallop borders as well.  I am entering this card for the House Mouse and Friends design team challenge.

Card details:

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Stamps: Mice Garden (Maxwell, Amanda, Friend) HMOR1095, Sentiment by Stampin Up Sweet Little Sentiments

Cardstock: Perfect Plum (SU!), green is a textured paper from Bo Bunny, black and white gingham is a background basics by makingmemories

Ink: Memento black, copics

Misc: White ribbon from SU!, EK Success large scallop border punch, window word punch, 3/4 and 7/8 circle punches, dimensionals, kaiser crystals.

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33 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh.My.Word...this is completely adorable! Great job!

scrapperjulia said...

This is beautiful, Sue! You coloring is so gorgeous! Good luck on the DT position!

joey said...

Hiya Sue

I was the same for colouring when little :O) this is gorgeous love the colours

Joey.x

Cindy Haffner said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww so cute.

Pam Speidel said...

Oh my goodness Sue! This is simply adorable! Love the way you've colored the image and added the extra "spotlighting" circles too! CUTE~!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

So cute!! Great job on the coloring and I love the way you used the spotlight to bring out your flowers! Perfectly embellished, too!! Love the ribbon!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the spotlighting!!

April Rose said...

What a creative way to fill the flower requirement! This is such a beautiful color combination! Fabulous details and coloring, adorable image!
Hugs,
April

Shirley N said...

Sue! Your coloring is awesome, you rock girl!!!

Allison said...

Oh my Sue! It would take me a year and a day to color that! You did such a fab job and I love the spotlighted flowers...gonna have to steal that idea!

Sally said...

Hi Sue,
This is beautiful. Love your colouring in. It takes me back to when I too used to sit for hours colouring in!! Just love your card.
Hugs Sally xx

Lol said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the way you're highlighted the flowers.
I've sent you an email with some links for freebie digi scrapbooking papers etc.

Hugs Lol xxx

Angie said...

This is a beautiful card ...love the raised flowers and your wonderful colouring.

Larissa said...

HI Sue, Love your card! The image is so sweet and you are so creative with your solution for the flowers. We could be sisters, I don't care much about the prisma's either. I do love all my punches and I do have a couple of different ones. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the design of your card. It can be so hard to make a nice layout with those big stamps. Have a great sunday!
Hugs,
Larissa

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Love the colors and how you highlighted the flowers. The scalloped edges on the bottom look really awesome! Everything is just perfect!
hugs!
Sharon

Wipso said...

This is a really gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for dropping in on my blog....can a girl have too much fun? :-)
A x

Paula Gale said...

Wow Sue - this is a lovely card - i love housemouse - he's adorable...

You've done him proud!!!

Paula x x x

Andrea said...

So cute!!

Pam S. said...

LOVE how you did the violets Sue! An adorable card creation...the black w/the purple...charming!
Pam Going Postal

Kathy said...

Your card is lovely - I guess you don't have as many Primas as I do, then hehe, I love 'em!

Thanks for popping by my blog, it's been great to meet you and explore your crafting

patcrafts said...

This is soooooooooo cute. Know what you mean about flowers but I do love Tim's new Alterations flower and lovin the way you have done yours on this card.
Thanks for visiting my blog and yes I've been an Elvis fan from day one.
Pat xx

stamps&cars said...

aboslultely darling!!

Sue said...

This turned out just so cute and I love how you solved your problems with the flowers........not such a problem........Great color choices too.
Very nice......good luck with the DT call.

Hugs
Sue

Gillian said...

This is an adorable card Sue, I love House Mouse Designs, they are so cute. Great way to highlight the three flowers.

Gill x

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Love your coloring and spotlighted flowers! Good luck with the DT entry!

June Nelson said...

Sue.............this is amazing and I just keep looking at all of your copics how lucky are you!! your cards are always extremely detailed and beautiful huggies June xxxx

Diana said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card! It's gorgeous. And you have some serious paper stash there. Wow, a whole wall full.
Thanks for coming by my little blog!

Rica said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, I just love that image and it's coloured beautifully. Also love the inspired way you overcame your discomfort with flowers.
Good luck with the DT call and thanks for joining us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Silli said...

Your coloring is fabulous Sue, I love the cute image and the colors... FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Toucan Scraps said...

great spotlighting. beautiful colours

2 Worlds said...

loved the colors

Christine said...

Hi Sue gorgeous creation love the image & stunning colouring..like how you overcame your flower dilema worked a treat..thanks for sharing & joining us at HM&F..good luck with the DT call.

Hugs Christine xx

butlersabroad said...

Beautifully coloured Sue and great idea with those three flowers! Love it!

Brenda

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