Wednesday, February 18, 2009

House Mouse Hummingbird Express

Here's my card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge. This week we had to follow a sketch. I really enjoyed making this card. I would also like to say that Lori's card inspired me to use the colours pink and green. Kaisercraft put out the Bloom set of papers with matching brads last year and I really like them. I hope I've coloured the Hummingbird ok, as I've never seen one. lol The image has been stamped on Bazzill Chantilly (now unavailable) and I wasn't really sure how the texture would go with prisma pencils but the solvent blended the colour into the cardstock well. Thanks to Jane for the idea of the oval tag which I cased from my birthday card.

Stamps - House Mouse Hummingbird Express, SU For You (no idea what set, bought 2nd hand)
Ink - Colourbox fluid chalk ink Pink Pastel, Stazon Timber Brown
Cardstock - Bazzill Piglet, Chantilly, Kaisercraft Bloom paper
Accessories - Kaisercraft bling, Bloom brad, SU small oval, 1/4" round & ticket corner punches, Nestabilities circle & scalloped circle, prisma pencils, ribbon and flower brads from stash.
Hope you like my card and thanks for looking.

25 comments:

Jean said...

Leigh, your card is just beautiful!! The bird is really striking with his pretty colours and they are a perfect blend with the paper!! I love it!!!

{Sarah Coyle} said...

oh i love this. the ribbon looks fantastic!

Rica said...

Lovely card and great choice of papers and a beautifully coloured image.
Thanks for joining in at the House Mouse challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Scrapping Julie said...

love it. your coloring is wonderful!!!!!

Jeanette - said...

What a sweet card! I love it! Your hummingbird looks beautiful!

sarahw said...

This is so awsomet. Your coloring looks great. I love all of the details.

Janice W. said...

Beautifully done! The colors are lovely and the ribbon is the perfect finish!

Jennifer said...

Leigh, I love your card! Beautiful coloring and the papers with this darling HM image is perfect! Excellent!

Sue said...

Oh beautiful card luv the colour combo, papers n ribbon go lovely, sue.x

mycardz said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love your coloring of the hummingbird and the DP matches perfectly! Awesome job on this challenge! Glad you could join us this week :)

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

Leigh this is adorable! Love the image you picked for this card.

Karen said...

OMG!!! Leigh - that colouring again......it's just lovely!! How you do it I'll never know, but the effects are wonderful and it's such a cuuuuuuuute image too!

K
x

Kylie said...

Hi Leigh,
Youe card is just so cute!
Your colouring is great!!!
Love the paper, colours, ribbon, layout...EVERYTHING lol!

Take Care
~Kylie~

KathyJ said...

How cute is this!!! That image is just adorable and I love the pink and green colour scheme and how you've done the ribbon!

AMY FLEMING said...

Leigh!!! This card is really beautiful I think your water colouring is the best i have seen :) I know i have commented before about your colouring but i think you are super talented in it!!!
TFS
Hugs Amy
By the way thankyou for all your lovely comments on my blog

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is WONDERFUL. I so think this is too cute, I have not seen this HM before! Great job.

Felicia said...

This is a wonderful card Leigh. Nice coloring and love the ribbon at the bottom.

Carmen O. said...

What a fabulous card! The pp sets off this image beautifully and your coloring is gorgeous. Great take on the challenge!

Melissa said...

Great JOB! I love this stamp. I must get it! Your coloring is beautiful! I LOVE IT!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Such a stunning creation!!! I love the beautiful colors of spring, the gorgeous DP, and your magnificent coloring!!! WOW!!! What a beauty:o) I love it A LOT!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a sweet card - That image is so fun - I wish I could be that mouse! Great coloring, and the little flower brads in the corners are great!!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

this is a very nice springy card. love the colors the brad detail on the ribbon is great.

LaToya said...

Leigh, this is such apretty card. I love the colors and how the bird came out. Thanks so much for the House Mouse images. I am going to have so much fun learning how to color these cuties. Thanks again.

Janet said...

Leigh - amazing !!! This is so beautiful - you did such a great job on your coloring and these colors are so outstanding. Love it !!

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooh......how pretty! I love everything about it and the colors are fabulous!