Thursday, January 22, 2009

House Mouse Squeaky Clean

This card is my entry for House Mouse Monday Challenge #21. The stipulations for this challenge were that we were to use a House Mouse image (of course) and three colours, night of navy, cameo coral, old olive or as close to as possible.
Off I went searching through my now large collection of House Mouse stamps to find an image that was suitable to use. Found!!! Squeaky Clean. Now I wanted to use Stazon Timber Brown on very vanilla to take away the starkness, (mind you in the photo it looks white) but though I knew I had bought a Timber Brown stazon, I had to find the jolly thing. Half an hour later and with some more stash put away, I had my ink pad.
One thing I learnt while colouring this image was that a little blue goes a looooonnnnngggg way.
For my card I used an adaption of Mojo Monday Week 32 card sketch. Instead of the embellishment where it is on the sketch, I moved my greeting to the lower right hand side so it didn't cover my coloured picture. To give the card a bit of texture I cuttlebug embossed my strip under my House Mouse image and added kindyglitz to the bubbles.
All products by SU except where stated.
Stamps - House Mouse Squeaky Clean, Sanded, Riveting
Cardstock - night of navy, cameo coral, old olive, very vanilla, ginger blossom dp
Inks - night of navy, cameo coral, Stazon Timber Brown
Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Bubbles, 1⅜, 1¼, scallop round punches, crystalina kindy glitz, prisma coloured pencils, solvent, dimensionals, sponge, night of navy narrow grosgrain ribbon.
Thanks for looking.

25 comments:

Jean said...

Think you know my thoughts on this card already Leigh. Just lovely! Your colouring as usual is beautiful! It was well worth your while buying that big tin of pencils - you will make full use of them!! Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours!

Wendy said...

Hi Leigh,
Love your card! Great use of colour and design! Such a cute scene...

{Sarah Coyle} said...

Oh how fun!! Love these mouse stamps!

Sue said...

I love the stamp you chose for the challenge. Colored so nicely and love all the different textures you added. Lots to look at, and all pleasing.

sarahw said...

Super cute. I love the coloring, what did you use? I am not a big mouse fan (not in my kitchen anyway) but these stamps are awsome!

Kitty G said...

Love the House Mouse stamps- card is fabulous

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - I love House Mouse and you've done a stunning job on these guys!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, I luv this card...these HM images are sooo adorable...cuuute! *~*

Karen said...

Hi Leigh!

I am just in awe of your colouring! Honestly, you are brilliant at it, right down to the shadows! I bet your glad you bought those 132 pencils! roflol

Great job, can't wait to see your next beauty!!

Karen

Debbie M said...

Oh very cute Leigh!!! absolutely gorgeous!!

Debbie M

LaToya said...

I'm really strting to like these House MOuse stamps. Love this card-it came out really cute.

RoseOhio said...

Beautiful work! Your technique is awesome!

Rose

LINDA said...

Hi, This is such a Great card..Love the image you used..You have an awesome blog here..

Janet Bagnall said...

Leigh - what a cute card - I love these colors.

Scrubbysue said...

This is cute and I love the stamped image. The layout and colors are great also. TFS!

Scrapping Julie said...

awwwww. love the layout too

mycardz said...

WOW, great card!! I love the image and it is colored sooooo perfect!

I've left something for YOU on my blog! :)

Wendy Fee - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Too cute!!! I don't own any House Mouse stamps but they are SOOOO sweet.

KathyJ said...

This is adorable and your colouring is fabulous!!!

Maria said...

*chuckle* cue card! your color work is great to get those to come out so even.

Annchen said...

Gorgeous card and great colors

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable card! I have not seen this image and it's so, so cute. Great job on your layout and use of the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Leigh, this is just wonderful! Beautifully colored too!
Blessings, Maria

Kylie said...

Leigh,
Your card is just stunning and cute all rolled into one lol!

Take Care
~Kylie~

AMY FLEMING said...

Okay you must be an art teacher with all that amazing colouring!!!