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Monday, August 16, 2010

HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY CHALLENGE #76

Hey All!


It's another House Mouse Monday Challenge.  This two week challenge is based on the following picture:


Here is my take:


I've never done this before. . .mixed House Mouse images with a Gruffies image, but I'm so glad I thought to do it.  I LOVE how this turned out, and I have to say this is one of my most favorite House Mouse cards I've made to date.  It was a lot of work with all the cutting out of the images, but I think it was worth it.  The images are colored with my colored pencils and oms and then individually cut out and placed in the scene.  The floor was created by cutting a strip of paper that had a wood grain to it.  I then cut a strip of dark brown card stock for the molding.  I used the pink polka dot paper for the "wall paper".  The bear is attached flat to the card, but all the mice have been popped up with foam tape to give more dimension.  I have so many new ideas floating in my head now that I have combined these images.

Hope you get a chance to play with us over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge in the next two weeks!  You could win a House Mouse stamp of your choice from our very generous sponsor Simon Says


Thanks again for stopping by!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


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

34 comments:

Wendalyn said...

This is a fabulous card. I just love House Mouse things I sure wish they would change their Angel Policy. I love your coloring its fabulous..

Sue W said...

I'm not suprised you're pleased with this card Curt!!! It's purfect.......Love the popped up mice!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Curt , don't you just love it when you try something new and it turns out so well .I think it is an adorable scene on the card . Well done . Hope the cake made it to the table ok!! Although I bet the smaller mice wont mind if it hits the floor.

Lelia Pierce said...

Curt, this is darling! I love that you combined the two...they look perfect together! :O)

XXX

Rica said...

Oh Curt - I love it, what a fabulous scene you've created!! Gosh it must have taken you ages to cut those three little chaps out - but worth every moment, love your wood floor and wallpaper - love it all!!
hugs Heather xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Morning Curt, just took a look at today and Sunday's posts. What a great idea to combine the stamps as you did! Have you ever entertained the idea of teaching classes at a local craft store in your area?

The Rubber Maid said...

How cute that is! I think you're on to something with your mix . Pat

Carmen O. said...

Oh Curt! This card is just PERFECT! I love the mice dancing around and the Gruffie bear with the huge cake. It sure looks like they're ready to party. Such creativeness! Can't wait to see what else you come up with...all those ideas floating around in your head.

Take Care!

Becky said...

Curt all that work sure paid off..This is fabulous, love how you combined the stamps and love how you created that floor, I must remember that..:)

Dawn said...

I love that you did all the piecing, it is perfect! I think it is relaxing and exciting to see how well it turns out. As always I love your coloring.
Thanks for the visit and sweet sweet comment...you really are a sweetheart.

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
oh you should be pleased with it, gorgeous card, they look perfect together, fabulous colouring as always, scoopy.x

Diane said...

What a cute combo!!! I think those pesky little mice look like they want to jump in that cake and start eating!!! Fun to combine the different stamps....makes the stamps "new" all over again!!!

mycardz said...

hehehe I really think we must be long-lost brother & sister! I can't believe we BOTH combined different images for this challenge, this is getting a little scarey! :) Your card is soooo awesome! I love this combination of bear and mice! Who would have thought?! YOU! Mr. Creative. I love it. BTW, I'm also looking for work - hmmm... we should put our heads together and come up with some way to make $$ doing what we love! I'll keep dreaming . . . hugz, Mary

Danni said...

Oh how this made me smile! What a fun, happy card!! Awesome!

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Curt. You have a lovely blog to
Clairexx

Jodi said...

Wonderful idea! If you didn't mention they were from 2 different companies, I would not have noticed! Great job putting the scene together, it really is a cute and creative card!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Jackie said...

Adorable! I think the images work perfectly together.

Sharli said...

YOU are T-H-E M-A-S-T-E-R of all OMS and color pencils - - - pray tell, where do you find all of the beautiful colors??? My box of (60 I think?) just isn't enough for me! Do you do it by blending them together - overlapping, streaking, etc.?? Your images are so life-like - they seem to be ready to dance off the card!!! Gosh Curt - I'm terribly impressed and a bit jealous! Just amazing!

As for combining the two types of critters - they are a match made in heaven I think! Your floor looks so good and the "baseboard" is perfect! Pink dotted wallpaper - perfect with the pink cake! I {{{heart}}} this card!

Sue said...

Those happy little dancing mice sure look like they are excited about that cake and no fear of that big lug of a bear at all!! Wonderful creation, very creative!
Love your coloring too. Nice little scene you created with the wood floor and wallpaper. Curt, nicely done!!!!!!!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Paul said...

Blimey that card has one grand dollop of skill and patience. Beautifully coloured in images and you're a wiz with the scissors to have cut them all out individually. Love the brown & pink combo, they meld beautifully together. P x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, I must say that your creation turned out perfectly. What a fun scene you have created and such fun birthday card for anyone. Well done, Curt!

Lorraine A said...

fantastic card Curt :-) I love the images you used and brilliant idea to put them all together ,, what a fab party they're having !! :-) I love everything about this :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Bonnie Weiss said...

The entire image looks as though that's the way it was made ... love it when a plan comes together!

Lorraine said...

Love you have mixed the stamps just perfect, beautiful card. Hugs xx

Celeste said...

Cool card. Dont'cha love when things work out? I like making "scene" cards but I don't do it enough. Gotta go look through my HM stamps now.

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Curt,

OMG, I just love your HM Card! Even thru my blurred migraine vision it is so stinkin' cute!

Hugs,
Gina

Myrna said...

Curt
Adorable combination of Gruffies and House Mouse. Way to go.
Myrna

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hi Curt!
Awesome creation. Love all the images in this combination. It looks so pretty.

Hugs, Natascha

lisa808 said...

Cute & fun card! Your little mice are adorable and look great 'jumping' on the card.

Julia Aston said...

How cute! love the cut out mice on this Curt!

Clare said...

Wow how on earth did i miss this post!!! Curt you card is simply gorgeous. You certainly are on a roll and with all of these new ideas you are sure to amaze us. I love how you have created a background scene and added the individual images. I love your cutting Curt which can be quite fiddly but it has certainly paid off. Well done hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

Heidi said...

Love your card, it's so cute! You sure have an awesome blog, love your dogs!! I am going to have to become a follower, you have amazing talent!

Heidi

mudmaven said...

What a wonderfully happy card! Just makes you feel good when you see it. Battery is running low but I'll be back in force next week and can't wait to see what you have in store for us. ~chris

Sue from Oregon said...

skidding in sideways LOL...darling creation...love all the characters you added! see you tomorrow!