Sunday, July 12, 2009

Keeping Cool / House Mouse



Seasons is the current challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog. This little guy has found a great way at "Keeping Cool" with the beach, some lemonade and an ice cube! Card stock is by Bazzill and printed paper is from the Lime Rickey collection by Basic Grey. I usually choose to color my images with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and then blend with Gamsol but this time I didn't use Gamsol. All color was put down with several layers and blended without the use of Gamsol. Takes a bit longer this way but I found it to work better for coloring the glass and ice cube not to use Gamsol. Popped a yellow circle to represent a lemon wedge on the edge of the image and it said Summer to me!

I really enjoy the House Mouse challenge blog and I can always find a lot of inspiration there. I hope you take some time to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Image: Keeping Cool / House Mouse by Stampabilities
Cardstock: Bazzill
Printed Papers: Lime Rickey collection by Basic Grey
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Boss Kutz swirl die, Paper Shapers flower punches
Pearls by Hero Arts
Completed Card Size: 5 1/2" square

11 comments:

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love your summery choice of papers and colours. The yellow circle is inspired (I actually thought it was the sun shining down on them until I read on - sun or lemon - love it).
Thanks for playing along at HM
hugs Heather xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute! Love the patterned paper and the yellows and blues together, great card!

Nancy said...

Hi Susan thank you for looking at my card. So I came to look at yours and decided to follow your blog because you do such nice work. The detail that you put into your card with all the coloring is amazing. Good Job.
Nancy

Becky said...

This is so cute, and that yellow circle is so kool, it looks like a lemon slice to me :), or it could be the sun. You are so creative

GiftsByHeidi said...

Adorable! I need what he has today... it's hot here!! You do the best cards for those challenges.

Judy said...

I tried to post and got some weird error, so I'm doing another one. If you got two that's why.

Cute card! I love the colors and the lemon slice is a perfect touch. Chris will love it!

Jessie said...

I LOVE this Susan! Especially that slice of lemon, it finishes it off perfectly :) Have a great day!

mycardz said...

Ohhh! This is sooo cute! I love this image and you've definitely done an awesome job with it on your card. Great job on this challenge and glad you could join us! :)

Rosette said...

What a COOL card susan :)) hehe sorry.. couldn't help it!! You are the best at these HM creations. It's been a while since I coloured some :( But with pencil colours the colour is too faded, with distress Inks the black ink runs all over the image. Now I'm wishing my crafty fairy would give me a Birthay present (my brother actually and SIL) :)) I "need" some Copics lol
We all "need" very much, don't we?!

Karina said...

Hi Susan, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,
Karina

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Looking at this little guy with his feet on an ice cube just immediately makes me feel cooler. I love this adorable card and your coloring and DP are both awesome. I got mine done for this week's challenge and will post it tomorrow. They are fun, aren't they.