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Monday, January 18, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #61

Hey All!  Happy Monday!  I hope this day finds you happy and well!

It is Monday, and that means it is time for another House Mouse Monday Challenge from the blog with the same name!  So, without further ado, on with the post!

I have to admit that I was really thrown by this week's challenge.  More so than any other challenge I've done.  So thrown in fact that I created a card like no other!  LOL  This week's challenge is given to us by the ever so talented Pat Rose who challenged us with a Faux Grid!  GASP!  I thought how the heck am I going to do a Faux Grid with a House Mouse image!?!  So I looked through my ever growing collection of HM images and just sat there thinking. . ."what the hell am I going to come up with?"  LOL  So, I kept coming back to the same image time and again, so I thought that this must be the one that I'm going to use. . .now how am I going to use it?

Here is what I came up with . . .are you ready????




I honestly don't know if I like it or not!  Can you see how the "shower curtains" hang on each side?  I formed the "ripples" of the shower curtain by using several pencils alternating one on the paper then the next under the paper and did the creasing that way.  When I was thinking of the faux grid, I kept thinking bathroom tiles!  Don't know why, just did LOL!  So I drew the grid using a pencil for the grey to be the "grout" for the tiles and then did the tile pattern in pink.  I colored them with a Bic marker.  Here is a close up:



I do love how it looks as if your image is floating over the grid.  I used to refurbish old  houses when I was much younger, and I lived in a house that was built in the early 20's that had pink and white tile like this.  Boy did this "bathroom scene" bring back those memories!  Anyway, this is a Happy Hoppers image and I colored it with my colored pencils and oms.  The shower curtain paper is from The Paper Studio and I love how the pattern matches the CB embossed back panel.  I added some glittery domed embellies in each corner.  I didn't really want to show the closeup of the tiles because you can see how some are thicker than others, but hey, that's what that grout looked like in the house I was telling you about!  LOL  Inside the card the sentiment simply says "Relax".  Now that this challenge is done, I can finally relax!  Thanks Pat for getting me TOTALLY out of my comfort zone.  That's why the call it a challenge huh?

I do hope you'll take time to go visit the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog to see what the other totally awesome design team members created.  I too, also hope you will give this one a try!  I'd really like to see what you do with it!!!!  So stop laughing at me and show me what you can do!

Again, thanks for stopping by.  Love having you here.  I'll see you all on your blogs.  I'm half way through catching up on all of you after recovering from my bout of blahs!  Gosh have you been busy!!!  LOL

Take good care!

Best,

Curt

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

46 comments:

Nilla said...

I had two look twice to figure out how did you managed to do that fantastic tiled wall! Then of course you told...but love it! The image is gorgeous! Great work, Curt! Hugs Nilla

pinky said...

That was a stumper all right but you aced it! Love your tiles, nice and girly lol.
Pinky

Judy said...

How creative to use a bathroom tile look for your grid. This is just fabulous! Hugs, Judy

erin morley said...

Hi Curt
I think you did an awesome job on this card. It was very creative of you to think of the bathroom tiles as a faux grid (the shower curtains are adorable too)! Keep up the good work!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Really cute card Curt. You always manage to come up with a new inventive way to bring it all together.

craft_princess said...

Great job...no laughing here! I would never of came up with such a creative idea...looks fab!

Dawn said...

How fantastic! I love that you took this out side the box...now that is the type of creations you really love. I love the folds of the curtain so much-perfect!

America said...

You are brilliant! Love the shower curtains idea and the pencil crimping! ADORABLE!!!!!! Awesome take on the faux GRID my friend. Im lovin' it! Oh and these viedos of the dogs are so much FUN!! :) YOU ROCK! I LOVE coming to your blog.

Carmen O. said...

Curt,Curt,Curt. You surely rose to the challenge on this one! I just love those tiles and this card shows just how creative you are. You're so very talented and I love stopping by to see what you've created.

America said...

I just wrote you this nice lenghty comment, clicked submit and it totally disappeared!!! acckk!

Anyway, I loved your homemade shower curtains and the way you crimped them with your pencil. :) You are creative & BRILLIANT!!! Your Faux Grid take is so awesome and your HM card is sweet and screams "ADORABLENESS"!! :)

Jackie said...

Very creative - I love the shower curtains and the tiles. You did a great job with a difficult challenge! He looks warm and toasty in his bath, too.

Sue said...

Hi Curt
wow you have done a fantastic job with the challenge, your card is awesome, coloured perfect as always, luv the tiles & shower curtain, im gona have to think about this one! lol, hugs sue.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Curt!! This is just adorable!! I do love these HM images and the way you've got him looking here is very clever!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying such nice things!! :) HUGS

stampinfrog said...

Oh Curt I love your take on the faux grid!Fantastic tiles and shower curtain!Love it!!!
Hugs,Connie

Diane said...

This is so very cool!!! Funny before I even READ your post, I thought oh how neat, a shower curtain!!! Hey, glad you are getting out of the blahs..I am in them now...help!!! And I even have new stuff to work with and still am in a rut...must be the gloomy,dreary start of the week...hope to see more of your posts soon!! Thanks for ALL the wonderful comments on my blog!

Jean McKenzie said...

Curt, how brilliant are you to think of all you did on this card!! I just love the shower curtain idea and the wall tiles!! Unreal!! Love it to bits! Glad you are feeling better again too.

Jean McKenzie said...

Curt, how brilliant are you to think of all you did on this card!! I just love the shower curtain idea and the wall tiles!! Unreal!! Love it to bits! Glad you are feeling better again too.

Cara said...

Great card love your faux tiles and pencil crimping, great idea, cute little mise in the tub too

Kimberly S said...

So creative, and super cute! You did a fabulous job on your tiles, and the colors are gorgeous! :)

Patricia Rose said...

lol... Curt, I love what you did here with my challenge.... I love the tiled wall and the shower curtains.... awesome colouring... wonderful design...
hugs... Pat

scrapperjulia said...

I think this is fabulous, Curt! I love that color of pink. This is a neat technique that you did a great job with!

Leigh said...

Oh wow, how excellent Curt. Fanastic card and what a fabulous idea you came up with.

Sue from Oregon said...

I totally got the shower curtain...but was fooled for a second...it looked so real I thought it was a digital layout LOL! Way to think outside the box!

Lori Barnett said...

((((THUD)))))) DUDE!!!!! This is AMAZING! Pat yourself on the back....cause this is perfect! It totally looks 3D! I LOVE the pink shower tiles :) You seriously had a bathroom like that?! HA! My memory only goes back to avocado green! LOL

Ila said...

Wow!! this card is Amazing Curt...add Super Cute and Gorgeous in there too!!...I love the shower curtain..and tiled wall...Unique and Inspiring!!...Hugs, Ila

Rica said...

Well Curt all I can say is "Great minds think alike" (or should it be "Fools seldom differ" lol). All I could think of was bathroom tiles. Love your shower cutains they are truly amazing and create such a fab 3D look. You perfectionist - I'm a lazy DIY'er I didn't bother to grout my tiles and Hoppy looks so chilled I think I'm going to run myself a bath now.
hugs Heather xx

Sue said...

What an awsome job you did with this challenge Curt!!! I love your bathroom tiles and the shower curtain.......inspired!!! I'm off to check the others but I got to tell you it's a hard act to follow!

mochamama said...

Glad you had to do that challenge and not me!! But you nailed it, sweet card Curt. I so deperately wanted to see your video of Gunther Moonwalking but it keeps saying an error has occured!! i will try back later. Hugs my friend!

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, what a creative mind you have. Your tiles and shower curtain
was a great idea and such a cute image to use. Great job!

Joan

Jane Wetzel said...

ha ha! very cute! I really like the curtains! too much!! :)

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt,

What an awesome card you made for this week's HM challenge! I saw the ripples before I read you made them as a shower curtain, too cool.
Your pic of the boys w/the giant snow ball is amazing that they pose for you like that. Very professional models I must say.

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Gina

Anonymous said...

YOU MET THE "CHALLENGE" AGAIN......SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE. YOUR AN EXPERT AT MEETING CHALLENGES. LOVE YA, MOM

mycardz said...

Hi Curt! Well,I was in the same boat as you - I had absolutely no idea how to even start on this challenge! I guess that's why they're called that! :) You definitely rocked this challenge - what a totally creative idea!! I love it. And, you've colored this little cutie perfectly. Really great card and awesome job on this CHALLENGE! hugz, Mary

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Sue said...

Really precious and simple card. Just love all your work. Enjoyed seeing Gunther moon walk. Made me jealous though. I'm working sooo hard to teach my Dauchshund, Chico, to shake hands.

lisa808 said...

Adorable bathroom scene. Great 'tile' work and shower curtain.

Elaine M said...

Bathroom tile and the shower curtain was such a good idea!! The card turned out so cute.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the videos of your sweet boy - he's a real beauty!

Deb Neerman said...

OMiGoodness, Curt, what won't you think up next?!? This is so clever ... not to mention adorable!

Do you sleep under a pyramid or something?

Lisa said...

I can almost see the steam rising off the tub! Awesome card as always sir! Love to see what you make!
p.s. Tell your dogs hi and that I love their videos!

dpkennedy said...

OMG!! This is so cute! I love the tiled wall and shower curtain! Very clever and oh so sweet!!

I love the videos of Gunther! He is so cute and smart! Mine just learned how to give her paw...but she still won't give up the socks she steals out of the laundry basket! Argh!

Helen F. said...

Curt, you certainly come through under pressure! LOL This card is amazing, never would have thought about the shower curtain effect and your tile wall is perfect!
PS: love the you tubes of Gunther,very funny :o)

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Awesome as always

The Rubber Maid said...

Took me a moment to figure it out but when I did...I said how cute. Gotta remember I am a bit OLD! Pat

Percy said...

Adorable card Curt! I love the tiles and shower curtains, it looks so realistic!!Wow You continue to amaze me! Good JOB!!!

Sharli said...

Awesome response to the challenge - I love the "tile" - it's perfect!

Lauri said...

OMG! You are so creative to have thought of the tile and curtains like that!! So glad you are on the HM DT...you deserve it!