Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dust It Off Sunday - House Mouse "Feather Bed"

I had so much fun last week making my friend the House Mouse card, and enjoyed using a stamp that hasn't had any love or ink in like... forever that I am going to challenge myself to use one older stamp a week! I am not too sure about my title... but I am thinking that the best way to push myself into using these 4million 382,000 stamps I have is setting a day and giving it a title. Encouragement, and will give me a routine, kind of like Animal Crackers Day... So I am thinking "Dust It Off Sundays" --- cuz seriously I have had to dust off these stamps... doesn't say too much about my own house cleaning LOL... Always have hated dusting.

So you will be seeing my old House Mouse, Hanglar, Alota, High Hopes and lots and lots and lots of other images on Sundays - Also I am going to try and use my older stash stuff - really need to use up the mile high pile of papers I have too :0)
Here is the image for today - I love this one :0) It is called "Feather Bed". Great Country feel - adore that chicken. I colored with my Copics and then sewed the edges.
Digging deep into the stash of older paper I found some wonderful country feeling papers to work with the chickie. This is a collection of papers, I know I bought them as a small stack, and I adored them, but I can't find a name anywhere on them now. There is no cover, and there is no names printed on the backside of any of them. I think it had a name something like French Country... or something like that. Anyway they are just wonderful, worn, country looking papers. The blue actually is a barn wood photo, and I have always been drawn to newspaper prints. Everything is sewn together on a light beige card stock and a chocolate mat. The Sentiment is from Hero Arts, and punched out with a Stampin Up Tag punch. I cross - stitched the tag onto the front of the card with twine... hmmm was a good idea that just doesn't show like I thought it would. And Lovin' those buttons!! I found them in an antique shop a while back. They are ancient pearl like buttons, dirty and flaking. I added twine to them as well.

Hope you like my idea - if you want to join me I would love to see what you dust off -leave a comment so I can come and visit :0)

I have something else in the works for Wednesdays... :0)
HUGS and have a wonderful Sunday!

Copics Used: E000, E31, E55, E57, R20, R37, RV34, T1, T3, T5, Y26, Y17, Y23, YR 24, W7 and a blender pen.


Caroljenks said...

Michelle this is gorgoeus! Those little mice look so warm & snuggly umder Mrs Chook! Your colouring of them is amazing, as is your choice of papers :)

You have inspired me to go 'dust something off', and I can assure you it's not a piece of furniture!
I'll give you a shout if I manage to join in :)

Carol x

gila said...

OOOOh, wie niedlich ist das denn, ich hab bei meinen Huehnern noch keine Mäusleins gefunden.
Toll geworden und ich freu mich, das es Dir wieder gut.
lg gila

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous card!! The image is SOO cute!!

Marja Sch said...

Oh so gorgeous, wonderful card. Hugs Marja

Cards By MI said...

Sweet card! I really looks old fashion. Wonderful! Good luck using all your oldies! I will follow your progress!

Carol Dee said...

Great idea, I have and intire shoe box full of seldom or neve rused house mouse stamps. Also have hundreds/maybe thousands more uninked! Oh-no. I need to set aside a day week to make myself ink them up. :) Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs...
p.s. todays cards is perfect. Love the papers and buttons with this stamp. :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michelle.

Hugs Riet.x

bumblebee creations said...

Awesome card-love it!

Rufus said...

Love this card, always love House Mouse!

Anne said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card! It's put together absolutely perfectly! I really miss seeing house mouse stamps. They are the cutest! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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