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!