Monday, August 2, 2010


Close up of mice!

Hi, and welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #76.  The challenge this time was chosen by our Teammate, Heather and she chose VINTAGE.  The challenge will run through Sunday, August 15th.  One lucky winner chosen at random will receive the HM stamp, Cast of Characters.

I chose the stamp called Feather Bed.  Love the little mice sleepily peeking out from under the hen.  I started with a gray base card.  I added a layer of weathered wood paper, then a layer of polkadotted paper by Graphic 45.  I stamped the weathered wood panel with a chicken wire stamp.  I stamped and colored the house mouse stamp with Copics and cut it out and mounted it on the panel.  A yellow gingham ribbon that I distressed and some yellow flowers that were pulled from a silk bush and a bow were added.  I finished up this card with four corner brads that look like screws.

There are some fantastic design team cards by my teammates at House Mouse and Friends, so take a look, then get your HM stamps out and join the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.


Lorraine A said...

super cute card Sue :-) I love this image and the chicken wire background is just perfect ! Love the papers and colours you used too ,,, gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

dolcreations said...

Wow...I love your house mouse card! I love the chicken wire in the is sooo suited for this image!!! Beautifully done!

Christine said...

Wowzer Sue awesome creation love this image great take on the Vintage chall... the chicken wire is a great B/ground

Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi Sue
oh wow stunning card, fantastic colouring, luv the image, lovely papers & embelies, striking card hun, scoopy.x

theneon said...

Sue this is perfect for the vintage look -- the chicken wire and gingham, and your gorgeous copic coloring -- oh, my!

Sue from Oregon said...

I absolutely love this card Sue...those little sneaky meeces peeking out just tickle me! You brought all the hen house details to this wonderful card and set it off with those fun red polka dots!

Heather said...

This is fabulous Sue, love the Graphic 45 and the chicken wire stamped weathered wood panel. That image is absolutely adorable and so fantastically coloured. Fabulous details.
hugs Heather xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh my goodness - I've missed soo much! How adorable is this - love the layout and the whole "barn" feel! Fabulously fun

stephanne said...

This is really cute Sue, the shabby country feel to it, your clever chicken coop design, your brilliant colouring, I love it!!

Lori Barnett said...

Great card Sue! Super cute image.

mycardz said...

Hooray! I've arrived! I just love, love, love your vintage card. A perfect image and perfect papers and perfect flowers - just a perfect card! Your coloring on this one is so wonderful, you've really brought this stamp to life! I love it. hugz, Mary

Natascha said...

Hi Sue! Your card is great. Love this cute and funny image. You made it so great with the touch of vintage.

Hugs, Natascha