Saturday, January 17, 2009

House Mouse Sleeping with Strawberries

Hello,
Are you tired of House Mouse cards yet? Sorry, I'm not. lol Then again I intend to make a card today that isn't a House Mouse. I have some of it done, so need to finish it off.

This card isn't for anyone in particular, well not yet anyway, but I love the image. I also managed to find a Stampa Rosa House Mouse accessory cube that has four little images on it to match some of the stamps. So I used the strawberry one, embossed in gold.
The sketch is an adaption of SCS SC202. No doubt there is a sketch somewhere that is closer to my card somewhere but I did use the SC202 as inspiration.
I found that the striped dp from Deck the Halls by Kaisercraft went perfectly with the colours I had used to colour the image. Woo Hoo off I went. I did a little bit of ramdon sponging with creamy caramel ink on the white image background ├žause it was too stark. Sometimes, I never know whether to stamp on cream or white cardstock. It's only after I've coloured my pic that I decide on papers etc.
Cardstock - SU textured chocolate chip, real red, garden green, creamy caramel, Kaisercraft Deck the Halls dp
Ink - SU creamy caramel, chocolate chip, versamark, Archival black
Stamps - House Mouse Sleeping with Strawberries, House Mouse accessory cube
Accessories - SU chocolate chip wide grosgrain ribbon, gold embossing powder, photo corners, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" square punches, gold brad, Prismacolour pencils and solvent.
What do you think? Will it pass?
Thanks for looking.

17 comments:

Janet Bagnall said...

Leigh - this is just too cute. The colors work wonderfully together and love how you colored in everything. Nicely done !!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is totally fabulous..luv the little images...nicely done! *~*

Gramrussell said...

So very cute! I love your coloring and your stamp. I'm a big fan of House Mouse too!

KathyJ said...

What a wonderful card! Love the colours you've used along with a great layout and stunning colouring!!! Beautiful!!

evafromca said...

This is such a pretty card!!! I love your coloring! I am just working on mine, and hope get good at it.

Jean said...

Leigh, you are so good at the colouring of these mice images!! It is really fun to see what you do with each of these stamps! Lovely card!

Felicia said...

Oh what a cute card! I'm sure whoever it ends up going to will LOVE it!

Saved By Grace said...

I love House Mouse, and I hope I'll never be tired of them they are just adorable...great job.

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwww......this is adorable and I love the layout!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hi Leigh,
Thanx for your kind words on my blog.
I just adore House Mouse and have recently bought a couple I need to stamp up and colour - you've inspired me to get them done - what gorgeous work!

stampingplace said...

I love this card. I hadn't seen much of House Mouse stuff before but they are darling. Plus, strawberries are my favorite fruit, so it's just one good thing on another. :) Plus, the sponging looks like the perfect touch for this card.

Karen said...

Just lovely Leigh!

Karen

Leah said...

He's so cute. Love it.

Kylie said...

Oh Leigh, Your card is soooooo CUTE!
Love the colours you used!
This is my second fav card after my birthday one you gave me!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Another fab colouring job!
Look forward to seeing more!
Have a wonderful week!
Take Care

~Kylie~

LaToya said...

Mice and strawberries, who would have thought these two would be such a cute combination.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Sooo cute, Leigh! I don't think I'll ever get tired of your House Mouse cards. Keep em comin' sistah!!

Maria said...

cute card. great use of colors and coordinating with the dsp.