Sunday, April 26, 2009

House Mouse in the Spring

I hate that I'm getting to my HM challenge card so late, but it's not TOO late, so here is my card for this week. This week's challenge was to do a spring card. I recently acquired this stamp, and this sure says SPRING to me. I actually got out in my own garden this week and began "digging into Spring", so this sentiment seemed quite appropriate. The Striped DP is from DCWV Nanna's Nursery that I picked up at Michael's, and it has some great papers in it. The other purple piece is SU's "Flowers for You" cut out with SU's Sizzix Top Note die cut. I colored it with my Copics and I'm trying to train myself to stamp a second image and indicate what colors I used on various parts of the image. (I'm a very visual person it seems.) Thanks for stopping by. The DT has some adorable "Spring" cards on the HM site so be sure to check them out.

17 comments:

Danni said...

Oh so sweet!! Wonderful card!

Sue from Oregon said...

How fun is this..love how you used the nesties to show off this wonderful image!

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute! Love the background paper and how you coloured the image!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen these guys are just adorable. Awesome coloring and I like the fancy framing. Just adorable.

Susan said...

Adorable and awesome coloring Karen!

Rica said...

Hi Karen, you're late with your card - I'am late with my commenting this week - where does time go??? It's a gorgeous card - and the stripey paper matches the image perfectly. I just love this image (has to be one of my favourites) and you've coloured it so beautifully.
hugs Heather xx

America said...

Hello Karen!

Also, the colors on this HM Spring card are just adorable and your coloring awesome as always!!! TFS

I am waiting for your ADDY to send you that great House Mouse LOT you won from me on our HM&F blog last week. Will you please email me your info at AmericaK2000@aol.com soon? :) Thank you and have a great week!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

COngrats on winning the HM challenge. Your card is adorable. Love this image. TFS

~MudpieMouse said...

Love the sentiment, love the colors, love the card and, of course, love the mice (especially since I'm in this image, hhheee, hheeehhhee). The House-Mouse gang loves it all too! Keep on stampin' on.

Leslie Miller said...

Awwwwww, this definitely says Spring, and it's darling! Beautiful coloring. I just love the lavender!

Carolyn Bounds said...

This is beautiful!!! This adorable image just "pops" off the page, and it put a huge smile right onto my face:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Kristine B. said...

Awww....see, I never wouldda thought to make these flowers purple, but I LOVE it!! These guys are sooo cute. Love your scallops and top note too! ;)

btw...do you know where everyone is getting the dies that create flourishes and leaves on their cards? I tried looking in the online SU! and at the Sizzix site but???

mycardz said...

Hi Karen! This sooooooo cute...it really is one of my favorite stamps! You did an awsome job, your coloring is amazing!!! I love the sentiment too! (Do you take orders????) I'll take a few!

I noticed you rec'd a comment from Mr. Mudpie!! lol Isn't that sooo cool! It's so funny that after all this time they are starting to recognize us! I love it! Glad "he" visited you! :)

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous coloring technique, Kirby! What a perfect Spring card!!

Iris said...

This is just so adorable! Love the paper and your coloring is superb! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment :-)

Greetings from Floridas Space Coast
Iris

Jane Wetzel said...

Absolutely LOVE this image! Your coloring is fantastic! tfs!

Shary said...

Aw cute image and such a pretty Spring card. It's gorgeous. I wish I could find the time to do the HM challenges , haven't done one in a while, but hope to soon.
Thanks for the digi link I'll have a look today sometime. :0) Hope you are all well. xxxx