Happy Monday, and welcome to the 2ND Anniversary of the House Mouse Blog! To celebrate, we are having a blog hop with some really awesome prizes from our very generous sponsors. There's lots going on, so let's start the party!!!!
The challenge for this blog hop is two-fold. First, you have to play the challenge, secondly you have to visit each design team member's blog to pick up some cheese. What mouse party would not have cheese??? LOL I'll explain in a moment.
First the challenge. . .It is a combination of "celebration" and "sketch". You can pick really any theme but you must follow the sketch. Here is the sketch:
This is a great sketch by our super talented Lorraine. As always, you can flip it, rotate it, etc. as long as you stay with the sketch details. Here is my take on the sketch:
When I think of the word celebration, I always think of Mardi Gras and New Orleans. The traditional colors for that celebration are green, purple, and yellow so that's what I went with here. I love these little mice peeking out from under the party hat trying to avoid all of the confetti. I colored it with colored pencils and oms as always. The ribbon I dyed with markers to match, and I used a Marvy balloon punch to create the balloons. I outlined them in glue and added MS glitter in matching colors. I also created my own background by stamping directly onto the card base with the color coordinated inks with a little stamp that was part of those little sets you get at Michael's. I then colored stick on pearls with color coordinating markers. To add a little more zing to the card, I dyed embroidery floss to also match the colors of the balloons and tied it to the bottom of each balloon. Put it all together and done.
OK, now for the second part of the blog hop. You need to go to all of the DT's blogs to pick up pieces of cheese. Each blog will have a different number of cheese pieces for you to collect. Once you have visited each blog and have the total number of cheese pieces you need to go back to the main blog and leave a comment as to how many pieces of cheese you collected. We have turned comment moderation on, so no one can see your answer. So to recap:
1. Visit Each DT To Leave A Comment And Collect Your Pieces Of Cheese
2. Go Back To The Main Blog And Leave A Comment As To How Many Pieces Of Cheese You Have
3. Play The Sketch Challenge By Uploading Your Card With Mr. Linky On The Main House Mouse Blog
4. You'll Have Two Weeks To Participate In The Hop
Ok, here are your pieces of cheese from me:
Your next stop on the blog hop cheese gathering is HEATHER! She has more cheese waiting for you!
Thanks for stopping by and have fun. You'll see the list of prizes on the main blog. Enjoy your cheese!