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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A HM MONDAY CHALLENGE

Hey Kiddos! Thanks for the nice comments you left regarding yesterday's announcement! If you missed yesterday's post, you can read it here! You guys always know how to make a guy feel special!

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made that I started to post on yesterday's post, but thought I should keep the subject matter to the announcement only. So I'm posting them today in a separate post. The first one I made was a get well card for my Mom's good friend who had some serious surgery yesterday. I'm glad to report she made it through with flying colors! Here is the card I'm sending to her:


I used 3 different stamp sets for this "scene". The main fish is from SU's "Fishy Friends". I love his little face. The other smaller fish, starfish, and coral, were from a $1 set I picked up at Michael's awhile back. Then the other plants were from a set from Inque. I stamped the images in clear embossing powder, colored them, then took a Versamark pen and colored each stamped image and embossed them again with clear ep. I then sponged the water background and sandy bottom. Added some glitter and done with the scene. I mounted it onto some navy Bazzill card stock and then mounted that onto some paper that looked like sand. The sentiment was computer generated.

My next card is for the HM Monday Challenge over at the House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog. They have a really nice sketch for this week's challenge so I decided to play. Here is the sketch:



Here's my card:


I needed to make a card for a friend of mine who didn't get a job that they had interviewed for.

I wanted them to know that they are "Still Fabulous" even though they didn't get the job. This is a Happy Hopper image from Stampabilities. Isn't she as cute as she can be? She is colored with my cheap pencils and OMS. I added the pearls one at a time (the image has pearls around her neck to begin with) to form her strand. As you can see from the close up shot below, I used two sizes to get the 3-D effect:


I just love her little face and that lipstick! LOL She just looks so confident. Every time I see this image it makes me laugh! I think that is why I love the House Mouse images so much. They just stir up so much emotion when I see them, and I think that they do that for the recipient of the card. I sure hope so in this case.

OK, that's it. Don't forget the pic of the week below. Hope you all are having a "Fabulous" week too. I'll be seeing you on your blogs. Can't wait to see what you've posted!

Best,

Curt

"God please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

39 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Curt
wow 2 fantastic cards, luv them both, great images, and coloured to perfection as always, luv the hm only cause they me fav, sue,x

fabricbutterfly said...

Love the colours on your HM card, what a cute, cute card, just darling, great job!!!!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards, but the house mouse is my favorite, I just love her and love the bold reds, and those pearls are just stunning.

"Tillymint" said...

Love your mouse her pearls are FAB and those red shoes!!!!!! tfs

scrapperjulia said...

This is so cute, Curt! Love the red and white, especially her red lipstick!

Nilla said...

What a wonderful card, Curt love the colouring and the details, fabulous! Hugs Nilla

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so fun...love the beads and the papers are just wonderful! GREAT card!

Ila said...

Both cards are over the top Gorgeous Curt!! I love the bright colors and background of the fishy card...and the HM is just Beautiful...I love her lips and how you used this sketch....Your photo at the bottom is Wonderful!!..the colors are Amazing!!..Hugs, Ila

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--your 'Still Fabulous' card is absolutely fabulous!!! Love how you added the pearls.

mochamama said...

BIG CONGRATS my friend, I am sooooo happy for you Curt!!!
These cards are adorable....the fish, way tooo cute and those mouse lips,oh my word crack me up. Love them both!

Patti J. said...

Don't make me choose! They are both just as sweet as can be! I LOVE the best fishes card - you put a lot of work into it, and your momma's friend will be so excited to get it. The mouse card is just the 'funnest' image! Love them both! Happy to see you happy and creating! Blessings...

Valerie said...

Just the cutiest!

Terry said...

OMG!!!
Congrats first of all - if anyone deserve this - it is YOU.
Gonna snag that fishy card. My Grandson will love it.
As for the fabulous HM - I could just squeeze her!! She'll be wonderful for a 'glam' Friend.
If I had the wall space - I'd plaster my walls with your wonderful photography....thank you for sharing your talents Curt.

Anonymous said...

you are the bestes in the mid-westes. the the Hopper. and your coloring is the greatest. you made her look as if she could march right into another interview and get that job. tfs. MaryAnn

Percy said...

These are both WOW!!!! Great cards!

dpkennedy said...

These are both lovely-that Fishy Friends set is one of my favs! The HM is just the cutest! I love how you did the pearls-awesome attention to detail! Your friend will love this!

Danielle said...

OMGoodness Curt, what adorable cards! Your fishy one is just so bright and beautiful and your dress-up mouse is so wonderfully coloured (those lips - wow)!!!
Thanks for your sweet words and wishes you left me - I hope I can start creating again really soon!!
Hugs, Danielle

christina d said...

Those cards are so neat. I have that hopper too and I love the idea of the pearls. Just really great art!!

Jackie said...

Both adorable cards! I love the fishy card, it's so cheerful, and your fancy mouse is just too cute! I love the pearl necklace and the red lipstick - makes me smile, too.

Scossie Jane said...

CONGRATULATIONS Curt - well done my friend - can't wait to see your creations for the new site, good on ya mate xxxxxxxxxxx

Sorry, missed your last post, you were a bit quick there LOL xx

These two cards are crackers. What a beautiful sentiment to send your friend a cheerful card even though they weren't successful, you are such a diamond xx

Lori Barnett said...

((THUD)) Pick me up off the FLOOR! CURT!!! This is da'bomb!!

Glee said...

WOW, Curt....Congratulations on your new gig!!!! I went and checked out the site and it is FABULOUS!

Your cards are adorable....I must say, tho, that the mouse one just made me chuckle! She is the cutest thing! Her lipstick and those shoes remind me of when our daughter would play dress-up so, so long ago. Dwain and I would get such pleasure watching her play!

Give Jay a {{{HUG}}} from me!

Oh, our son, Rob, came to visit for a few days; we had a wonderful time with him. He and his partner, Rogelio, are going this next weekend to Victoria, BC. What a gorgeous place it is. It took everything I had to not invite myself to go along. LOL

Susan (rainy) said...

Okay.. that HM image has got to be the cutest thing ever!! And your coloring on both cards is fabulous.. perfection. Love the strand of pearls, too. SO STINKIN' CUTE!!

Anonymous said...

THAT IS THE MOST PRECIOUS CARD YOU HAVE MADE .............I WANT THOSE "PEARLS". NO WONDER KEN SMILED.........THAT CARD MAKES EVERYONE SMILE....LOVE YA, MOM

Carmen O. said...

Gosh your cards are fabulous, Curt!! I love the scene you created on this fish card. I need to stretch myself and do that more often...create a scene. Ok even in real life I need to create a scene more often Hehehe! Your HM card is so cute! I love Ms. Sassy pants and yes, she sure does look confident. Fabulous work as always! Have a great rest of the week.

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Love that fish, just too cute! Your House of Mouse is the best too! You always color them so awesome! I am so jealous of your skills! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Michelle

Rosanne said...

How sweet your card is Curt! You captured the essence of the image perfectly...great job!

Take care--Rosanne

Gina Wrona said...

YOU ROCK Curt!

I love both of your cards, but then again, i love all of your creations!

Hugs,
Gina

Dawn said...

He He!! This made me smile - lovin' the ruby lips!!!
Gorgeous colouring..

Sue said...

Cute fish card, you Mom's friend is going to smile when she get it.

LOVE all that red on your house mouse card. Great papers and embellishments. That little gal mouse sure looks confident to me and those pearls are perfect. Very nice.

Deedee Anderson said...

These are both so wonderful! I love all the little details in the scene on your fish card -- I'm a huge fan of ocean scenes! That bunny is just too cute in her red lipstick, high heels, and oh! The pearls -- what a truly fabulous touch!!

Judy said...

Great cards but the House Mouse is my favorite. She is just too adorable. And what you did with the pearls -- wow!

Nina said...

curt, these are super, as always! I love how you did the fish card with so much detail. And the hm one is just perfect for your friend!! I am sure they will really appreciate your thoughts as well as the lovely card! I also love the sentiment you put with it!

Lorraine said...

WONDERFUL CARDS AS USUAL CURT HUGS X

Shirley said...

Your fish is beautiful and fun too! The mouse, on the other hand, is just too adorable for words and I love those pearls, sir!!

Denise said...

Hey Curt,
Beautiful cards! Love the lipstick...LOL

Juls~ said...

Oh Curt! I want this one! I love wearin' lipstick!!! ;)

{Smoooooooooooooooooches}

Juls~

take a little piece of my art said...

I LOVE that bunny card! Fabulous DAH-LING!!!!!!!! HA HA

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, they're both wonderful! I love the fish card, and that dressed up bunny is too adorable! Your coloring is over the top fabulous! What a talent you are!!! Love them! hugs!