Thursday, June 10, 2010

House Mouse "Sweet" Challenge


Hi and Happy Thursday to you - two more days to go till the weekend - yeah!! Today I am entering the House Mouse "Sweet" Challenge. I do not have very many house mouse stamps and the only one that would work for this "sweet" challenge was this Christmas stamp. I tried something new on this card - I stamped the image with black Staz-on and colored it in with my "old" Tombow markers and water. I wanted to try using my distress inks - I have seen others do such a beautiful job but I don't have enough variety of colors yet. I will try that option once I get a few more Tim Holtz inks. I like to change things up a bit and not always use my copics. I was pretty happy with the results although I know there is lots of room for improvement. I will be practicing more with this technique. I cut out a piece of red paper and put it through my cuttlebug to make a frame for this image and then layered it on a piece of brown and white polka-dot paper and then dark green cardstock. I added a green and red flower, a gold brad, a piece of paper that had the word "Merry" on it and some red gingham ribbon on the bottom. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

11 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Debbie
a fantastic Christmas card, perfect image for the challenge, beautiful colouring, lovely papers & layout, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Tania said...

Love the way the colouring turned out on this card. You're really having fun with all these challenges I'm so glad you started this blog!-Hugs Tania

Rica said...

Hi Debbie. fabulous card, love the gorgeous image and great colouring with your Tombows. Great papers and love the embossed frame.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, adorable image.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Debbie ,,,, I very nearly made a Christmas card for this challenge too :-) I love this image ,, very cute and your colouring is fabulous ! Love the papers and embellies too :-)

thanks for joining the HM&F Monday Challenge and hope you join us again next time too :-)

luv
Lols x x

Curt in Carmel said...

Your coloring is great! And what a great idea to get those Christmas cards started using our challenge as a starting point! I need to remember that! LOL Thanks for playing with us this week! Best, Curt

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for playing along at HM&F Challenge!

Sue said...

Aw, what a beautiful Christmas Card! Looks like you are as busy as the mice getting a head start on the holiday....
Love the frame and your coloring is lovely. thanks for playing along with us at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge this week.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

This is fabulous Christmas card. Love your image and the way of your coloring. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Christine said...

Hi Debbie love the image & colours are fab great take on the chall. thanks for sharing & joining us at House Mouse and friends monday chall.

Hugs Christine xx

Sue from Oregon said...

This is lovely. I have always admired cards watercolored with tombow markers...the colors are always so vivid! Great job with them there "old" markers...they colored a really great card! Someday I want to try those markers too...love the watercolor effect. Thanks for joining us at HM&F's Monday Challenge.