Hey All! Happy New Year to everyone! Did you party? Did you make it to Midnight? Or did the New Year find you sound asleep? We rang in the New Year as we have done for the last 7 years. We wait till Midnight, I pop open a bottle of cheap champagne, I have one wine glass for me, one regular glass for Jay (he has trouble holding wine glasses), and two ceramic custard cups for the boys. I pour the champagne in all of us (the boys just a little taste) and we loudly say "Happy New Year!". Then the boys start howling! LOL Honestly, that is exactly what happens every year! Hope yours was more exciting!
Now on to the House Mouse Monday Challenge Blogs challenge #60. This challenge comes to us by way of Mary on our design team. Mary thought it would be fun to do an "On The Beach" theme. She thought that since most of us are under snow and cold weather, a beach theme would get us thinking about somewhere nice and warm and away from the cold. So, the challenge is to make a card doing a beach theme using any House Mouse/Gruffies/Happy Hoppers image or even one that portrays a warm/summer theme. Here is my card:
This House Mouse stamp is called "Beach Bums". I colored it with colored pencils and om. I added to the image an "ocean" line as well as sky. I used turquoise blue glitter for the tops of the "waves" to give it more of an "ocean" look. I matted the image on glittery blue card stock and then mounted that with foam tape on 3 different papers. One that looks like sand, one that represents wavy water (I used a tearing ruler for the waves) and lastly paper that had printed suns on it. As a final touch and before I put the card together, I put the "sand" paper into my printer and printed the computer generated sentiment directly on it. I was trying to get a postcard feel to the card so I printed it at an angle. I also wanted it to look like it had been drawn in the sand. Don't know if I achieved it, but it does kind of remind me of a postcard.
So, there you have it! I hope you give this challenge a go. It was nice to think about the beach and warm weather. The temperature reading on our electronic gage was 1 degree at about 11:00 last night. So the beach sounds pretty good right about now. Don't forget to see the other great cards that the rest of the design team presents on the House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog HERE.
As always, thanks for coming by. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."