Saturday, September 18, 2010

House Mouse Challenge 78 - A Special Sketch

Hello - it has been a while since my last post - I cannot believe how quickly this week has gone by - we were gone some of this week so it really put me behind in everything. This card is made for House Mouse challenge - this week's challenge is a very special one as it is the 2 year anniversary of HM Challenge Blog and they have some fabulous prizes to offer - you may want to head over there and enter yourself for a chance to win!!! I bought this HM stamp about a year ago and never used it yet - this is what I love about challenges - it allows you to use a lot of the "on a whim" stamps that you buy and then put away and forget about. This card is rather large - much larger than what I am used to making but because of the sketch lay-out and the image it had no choice. I stamped the image and colored the entire image and background with my copics. I added a bit of Tim Holtz walnut stain ink to the edges. The rest is just layering - I used some old SU DP and some other from my stash pile - I am not sure where the sentiment is from - again it was in my "old" stamps drawer. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday - our neighbourhood is having its annual barbeque - I think this is the 14th year in a row our neighbourhood has been doing this (we have lived here for 16 years). It is a lot of fun - I am just hoping it doesn't get cancelled as we have had nothing but rain for the past 24 hours and the forecast is for more rain!! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and thank you to all of you who leave me such lovely comments - I really appreciate the time you take to leave a comment - it means a lot to me. Have a great day.

Your stamping friend
Copics used: W1, W3, W5 for the floor, E40, E41, E42 for the background, E43, E35, E57, E31, E01, E40 for the mice and peanuts, Y26, YG91, YG95 for the bowl.


Sadilla said...

very nice card, the stamp is so cute, and I like your colouring!!

scrapperjulia said...

I love this stamp and how you colored it! Those mice are having such a fun time! Love the green and browns too!

Annika said...

Hope you had your barbeque after all - and that you had fun!!
I love the image on your card - those stamps are soooo cute. Pity I don't have any, otherwise I might try and take part as well - cool prizes!

Sue said...

Hi Debbie
gorgeous card, your colouring is fantastic, gorgeous papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Tania said...

Beautiful card you've created in our not so beautiful weather. Hope the BBQ works out.Keep your wonderful creations coming.Hugs Tania

Sue said...

Aw, this stamp is so cute, on my wish list.........papers and color choices are beautiful. Nice take on the sketch too. Thanks so much for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Chalenge and Blog Hop. Nicely done.

Sue Drees

Lori Barnett said...

Soooo glad you decided to join the challenge and use that wonderful stamp. Now it's not sad and lonely anymore ;) LOL! SUPER CUTE CARD!!!

Lori Barnett said...

OH...and I hope your bbq was good :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Great colors and wonderful polka dots! Love the way they show off this fun image. I know what you mean by large images. It took me a long time to get out of making standard A2 cards...but you pretty much have to with HM! Thanks for sharing with us at HM&F's Anniversary challenge!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) I love this image ,, very cute !! the papers and colours you used are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Anniversary Hop :-)
Lols x x x

Lisa said...

Love your card! Gorgeous color combo! Thanks for joining the HM&F Celebration Blog hop and Challenge!