Friday, December 19, 2008

Pucker Power / House Mouse

The challenge this week at Monday's House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog is a sketch and is also in memory of a participant on the challenge blog who recently passed away. We are also to include a kind sentiment on our card and then give it to someone in need. I'm sure my sentiment may not appear kind in the way that the challenge required but the friend I have this card in mind for has been dealt one bad thing after another this past year. Through it all though she has managed to hold her head high and keep going. I thought the image I chose with the words (on front) "When life gives you lemons" (inside) "make lemonade", somehow seemed appropriate for this friend and what she has been through.
With the sketch you could flip it. stretch it, rotate it, whatever you wanted as long as you could see the original sketch in your work. I had trouble with this challenge. Although I enjoyed coloring the image I had trouble getting this sketch to work for me. I also had problems getting a good photo showing the true colors of the card.

Cardstock is Bazzil - Printed paper is DCWV - Image is "Pucker Power" by Stampabilities - Sentiment is computer generated - Green cardstock is embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder - Image is colored with Prismacolor Color Pencils. Colors used are: light peach, beige, blush pink, henne, french grey 10, french grey 50, french grey 70, french grey 90, crimson lake, black cherry, ginger root, canary yellow, juane deco and white
Sentiment is pop dotted for dimension and edges inked with Colorbox pigment inks.


Don't forget to take some time to check out the House Mouse Challenge Blog and see all the fantastic creations everyone made for this week's challenge.

12 comments:

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Susan, your card is adorable, and the sentiment sounds perfect for your friend. You did fine with the sketch, and I love the colors you used. You did a great job coloring this. What a cute image and a fabulous card!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Great card! That sketch is perfect for your image & sentiment!

Becky said...

This is absolutely adorable. Don't you just love these house mouse :).

Rosette said...

Sooo sweet... not the lemons though!! Hehe Your colouring is just awesome Susan, ans the layout looks great as well!! You're soo talented!! :) Happy Christmas dear ♥

mycardz said...

Oooooo....this is SUCH a cute card! Your coloring is perfect and I love this image!! I think you did a GREAT job with this challenge...thanks for joining us! :)

JAR said...

How totally cute!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Susan, I love the sentiment of your card and those incredibly cute mice. The colors are very chearful. I know if I got a card like that it would really make me feel good. Great Job!

America said...

What an adorable HM card with such bright cheerful colors and fab coloring. great job on the challenge, so glad you could join us.

Sassy Crafts said...

A gorgeous card and such a great sentiment. Thank you for joining in with this special challenge. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that 2009 is a great year for you and your friend. x

Els G. said...

Love your card! I think it's perfect for the challenge.
Els
x

ant me. said...

heeheehee this is a funny image! I am kind of a a "new HM fan!" I think they are simply adorable! Great card.

Patti

Janice W. said...

Fantastic coloring! You have inspired me to get out my HM stamps. Off to play. Thanks for the inspiration!
Janice