Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HM Masculine Card


This week's HM challenge was to do a masculine card, so I was so thankful that I had Muzzie in his running shoes and this sentiment that I also purchased from House-Mouse. My husband has done a good bit of running in his lifetime, and my boys all ran cross country and track, and they still like to run local events when they can. I decided to try to simulate a track event, because this is actually a card I would give to any one of them if they were to compete in a running event. I stamped Muzzie once and then part of him again. I drew my own track (I know you're thinking "DUH") and I sponged in some "grass and sky". The CS is Baja Breeze and the DP is from Basic Grey's "Offbeat." I punched out 3 stars and attached half-pearls onto them. (Do I do any cards without those half-pearls?......I don't think so.) Hope this passes for a masculine card. It's hard to combine these cute little mousies, or even the Hoppers and Gruffies, with masculine, so this was another great challenge. Thanks for looking and see you again soon.

19 comments:

Susan said...

Absolutely perfect for this challenge! I didn't even think of this image and I own it. I would say you mastered this challenge! Cute card.....is that ok to call a masculine card cute? LOL!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ADORABLE!!! Karen this is too cute for words! Love the track you creted, the HM is darling and fabulus sentiment to boot. This is just adorable!

Shary said...

Wow what were you worried about, it's gorgeous!! Love it and it's just right for a male card. Great images and great colouring.xx

Rica said...

Karen - this is fabulous. Those little Muzzies really brought a smile to my face - what other than 'Mousie' stamps can do that?
I love that you've got them racing and the expression on their faces is just perfect.
hugs Heather xx

Carmen O. said...

Another great card! I love that you created a whole scene for the mousies. I love the sentiment too! Perfection!

Nina said...

oh this is super cute.. I thought about this image for this card too.. not really sure what I am going to do...but I LOVE yours!! I liked that you used more than one of these images that one is perfect for that!! great coloring too!! lovely!

mycardz said...

:) OMGosh! I laughed out loud when I saw your card!! How very very cute and creative! I love it! The track is perfect, as is your awesome coloring on these guys. Really great idea for a masculine card!! :)

Cindy said...

So muc fun. I love this little running mouse. You created such great imagery with him. Paper and stars are perfect choices.

scrapperjulia said...

What a great idea for a masculine card!Love the little running mice! Great job on the challenge!

Sue said...

wow what a fantastic card i luv it, great layout brill colouring, sue.x

America said...

Oh Kirby, this is fantastic!!! Your track scene is super creative and quite adorable with Muzzie x2. Love your coloring. Terrific job on this masculine card. Way to go! :)

Yvette K said...

What a very creative card! I love the way the mouses seems to run over the track.

theneon said...

Oh, yeah! This is the greatest! Love the papers and the stars. What could be a better image for a man? Martha Kay

Sue from Oregon said...

I love this image and what you did for it...the sentiment matches so perfectly! Great job Karen!

ant me. said...

What a perfect image for this challenge. Your card is just wonderful!! Patti

Jenny Gropp said...

lol -- this is super!!!

Nancy said...

Oops! I thought I had commented on this one. I love it! This is too cute with the little guys running on a track! Very imaginative!

Sassy Crafts said...

Your card is so adorable. Fantastic and so eye catching. Great work again. x

Kristine B. said...

Awwwww....♥ this card! Great image!!