Tuesday, March 3, 2009

House Mouse Chipboard Challenge

This week's HM challenge was to use chipboard. I NEVER use chipboard, so this was good for me because now I'm not so inclined to bump it out of my repetoire for elements to use. The only chipboard I even had was from my very first order from SU almost 2 years ago, which included this flower-shaped piece. I'm not a fan of sponging it, so I traced around it on CS and cut it out and mounted it, then sponged it with two shades of yellow and then Tangerine Tango. I saw it taking shape for this image as the sun, so I kept going with that idea. I colored my flower with my Copic markers and then cut it out. I also stamped the whole image again on CS and colored it. Last week I received the rainbow and sentiment ("Rain and Sunshine") in my order from There She Goes, and it went perfectly with this idea. I adhered my flower to the chipboard, using dimensionals at the base of the flower. I used Crystal Effects on my raindrops and I ended up liking this a lot. My DP is from Basic Grey's LilyKate and it is all mounted on top of Apricot Appeal. The "clouds" at the top are cut out of a piece of DP from LilyKate also.
I have added some icons to my blog of challenges I'm going to attempt to participate in regularly.
HM Monday Challenges are the only ones thus far that I have done faithfully, so I hope to branch out a bit. Be sure to check out other clever ideas using chipboard at the HM Challenge site, and jump in on the challenge if you can. Today is Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge which calls for using Spellbinder's, so I'm on it! :) Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is such an adorable card!
Jen x

Rachel said...

This is a fantastic card Karen!!! I just love it!! :0)

Carmen O. said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! I love how you put your card all together. Beautiful coloring and great sentiment. Love it!

Susan said...

Adorable Karen! Very creative and clever use of chipboard. It sure looks like you had no problems with this challenge. I'm not a chipboard person and really had none to work with.....but I managed an entry for the challenge. Your card sure is inspiring though....makes me want to reconsider the use of chipboard!

Jenny Gropp said...

Super creative. I never use chipboard either! Good challenge! he card is adorable! That little mousey face is too cute.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great job Karen. The flower looks perfect behind him and the rainbow is a sweet touch. I love this HM image. Wonderful job on the challenge!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I just love how you layered that flower on top, and the sentiment up the side is just perfect!! What a fabulous card!!!!

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow, wow and big WOW. Karen you have done it again. What a super gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in. x

Nancy said...

So CUTE! Love your mousey image, and the big chipboard flower. Perfect!

Shary said...

Oh wow what a sweet card. Just love that image, he looks so sad!! Gorgeous!

Lorraine A said...

aww what a cute stamp ;-) he is just gorgeous !! Love the chipboard too :-)
lorraine

Sue said...

Wow, loved what you did with the chipboard...you certainly took that challenge and ran with it. Very nice card. Very clever.

Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry, I am just catching up on my google reader...You did an amazing job on this challenge! I am not a "chip boarder" either...hmmm what wonderful inspiration!

Rica said...

Karen this is amazing - I just love the way you've cut the flower and placed it on top of the 'sun' chipboard. Beautifully coloured and I love the sentitment. A fabulous card.
hugs Heather xx