Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Little Punkin / House Mouse

The challenge this week over at The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog is "chipboard". Along with a House Mouse or friend image you must use chipboard of some kind in some way on your creation. I have to admit I wasn't too happy with the challenge as I do not really get into chipboard. I don't even have too much in the way of chipboard pieces. But that's what challenges are all about right......to make us try new things! I was unable to do last week's House Mouse challenge so I didn't really want to miss this week too. I found some chipboard letters I have and the idea started. I thought of "Little Punkin" and then thought of the Halloween paper I found when cleaning my craft room last month. Before I knew it....I had created a Halloween card which is also unusual for me as I do not get into Halloween much either. I love "little punkin" though and couldn't resist him. I had several House Mouse stamps on my wish list that my kids bought me for my birthday last year. Little punkin was one of them. I had to paint the chipboard letters. I also added two chipboard photo corners which I also had to paint. I think if I can find a chipboard bat one day to add to the card I would then feel it was complete. For now though this is my entry for the challenge this week and I am also way ahead of having a Halloween card ready to mail to someone in October!
Supplies Used:
Image: House Mouse "Little Punkin" by Stampabilities
Cardstock: Wausau and Bazzill
Printed Paper: Unknown
Ink: Memories
Chipboard
Brads
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol

Don't forget to check out the other creations over at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog!

16 comments:

Judy said...

I was wondering all the way home why you needed a bat. Now I get it! That's some pretty cool paper and a really cute card!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Sorry you weren't happy with the challenge, but very glad you joined us anyways because your card turned out wonderful!! Love your coloring on little punkin!!

GiftsByHeidi said...

That would be a hard challenge for me too! Looks like you nailed it though. So cute! You're way ahead for Halloween now!

Sassy Crafts said...

Glad to see i have you all thinking hard.....lol. Thanks for joining in with the challenge, your card is great. x

Sue said...

Wow, what a cute card. That's exactly what I like about a challenge! I love little pumpkin too and teaming him up with that background paper was perfect. Isn't it great to find something you didn't even remember you had?
Very nice.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Very cute and clever card for the challenge. I love Little Punkin' and now you've got one Halloween card done! YaY!

eviledna said...

What a great card, love the BP, and you did an excellent job with the chipboard.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

RDH said...

Another adorable card Susan!! Love that pp!!!

Carmen O. said...

Great card and your coloring is fabulous! I have lots of chipboard now I just gotta figure out a way to put it all together. Great job.

Nancy said...

Really cute card! The image is so cute, and your DP is perfect. I had a struggle with this challenge too...only chipboard I had was a coaster. :)

Rosette said...

Whaever the theme... or the chalenge you always manage to do great!! you're sooo talented Susan.. and these mice bring out all your mojo it seems :)) Love your pumkin!!! xxx hugs

ant me. said...

Glad to hear I am not the only one challenged by this challenge : ) I had not thought of using chipboard letters! I think I may have an idea!! thank you for sharing : ) Your little pumpkin is cute!

(((Hugs))) Patti

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very festive, the house in the background looks great.

k walsh said...

what a great pumpkin, love it!!!!

Live it - Scrap it! said...

He,he very fun and well coloured card! from Nilla

Rica said...

This is so cute!! I love that image and the backing paper is fantastic.
Thanks for joining in at HM.
hugs Heather xx