Thursday, January 8, 2009

Have a very Mice Day -


This was a fun image to color. I worked on it for a long time. Lots to color with my Copics. And I used my Blender pen more than I ever have on this one! It was fun watching the ink fade.
I did this card for this weeks House Mouse Challenge, it actually is their holiday break challenge, I am just now getting to it. Better a bit late than not at all. They asked for embossing. Well I did two types of embossing on this card. HA! But as I finished up the card you can only see one.
Ok, so I started with my image, it is a very large image as you can tell. The finished card measures 6x6 inches. I used a deep turquoise blue card stock for the base and to mat the image. The pattern paper is Basic Grey, Periphery. Now for one of the embossed pieces there is a really cute green strip running up the right side of the card that has Cuttlebug embossed buttons... image was so large it covered the bottom, and then I added the flowers and liked them so much I ended up covering up the top too. But it is there in between the flowers in person you can see just a bit of it. My second embossing is the sentiment that is also Stampendous House Mouse, I heat embossed it with detail black embossing powder. Love how it pops.. why don't I use that more often? Back to those flowers they are Prima and Heidi Grace, with Martha Stewart leaves, jewelery spacers, and mini brads. The top left corner seemed empty so I stamped a corner bracket from Clear Art Stamps. Wish I had embossed it too, but too late. I found a scrap of fancy ribbon and created a band across the bottom corner and then added the flower charm. Don't know why... just wanted to use it as it was sitting on my desk begging. I then gel pen stitched the edges of all the card stock.
Well Hubby is off today, we are hoping to move some of the Donkeys around and SHOCK... it is time to wean Gloria... so Mom and her will both be sad today, but she will be in the youth pen so lots of girls for her to play with.
Hope you have some fun planned, time to get inky I hope!
HUGS and-

19 comments:

Rach said...

Wow Michelle such a lot of lovely colouring going on here. love how you achieved the jean look...looks awesome..hugs rachxx

Donalda said...

Wow girl now this took some work!!!!! I love it it's so pretty dear

Caroline said...

Simply stunning! What a great image. You have really done it justice!

ribenaruby said...

Stunning creation once again, those pegs look so real! Love the corner bracket too!

Sally said...

Awesome! Poor Mom and Gloria

mycardz said...

Wow, VERY nice card! I really love this image, it's one of my favorites. You did an AWESOME job coloring it. I love all the details you added to the card...very nice job with this challenge. Glad you were able to join us and be sure to come back again! :)

Tina said...

Hehehehe love this image Michelle and colouring on the jeans is just fabulous, stunningly cute card... Hope all goes well today.... Crafty Hugs Tina xx

catt871 said...

CUTE!!!!!!! The jeans look sooo real!!!

Suzanne said...

Wow what gorgeous colouring it is fantastic and I love the flowers such a fun card. Sue :o)

Chris said...

A stunning card Michele! Your colouring of the jeans is superb, they look so real. I just love HM images they always make me smile. Chris x

Gail S. said...

Love the mice!! Everytime you make a card it is beautiful. Good luck with weaning!!

Joan said...

This is wonderful - you did a fantastic job colouring!!!! The jeans are perfect and I love the little mice.

Susan said...

Adorable card! Awesome coloring!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Michelle...I can see that there was lots of colouring involved in this card...it's fabulous!
Have a nice weekend.
hugs
Carole :-)

Annie said...

what a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured Michelle - and so many little details. You reminded me I have a small anna griffin scroll corner stamp I could dig out and use too! I hope all goes well for Gloria today, and her Mum doesn't miss her too much. hugs, annie x

Susie said...

Thanks for a chance to win Valintines blog candy!!
I added a link form my blog

BTW I love your siggy with the donky bucking cute cute cute lol

{{HUGS}}

Tracey said...

WOW! This is just fantastic!!

Bev said...

This is just too darn cute. I have not seen this stamp out. Is it new? Great job on them little mice.
Love reading and visiting your blog.
I do not have a blog but have spread the word to come and visit.
Bev

Dawn said...

Oh wow this colouring is just breathtaking - it goes perfectly with those papers - I just love HM!!