February 12, 2009

Housemouse Monday Challenge #24

OK... so here is the challenge for this week. It is tall and thin. I don't hardly ever think to do cards in this format. I would say that this is a bit more of a challenge and makes you think more "out side the box". Which I guess is where the challenge lies! LOL.... So.... This is what they posted for the challenge: "Our challenge this week is :~ Tall & Thin. You may wonder what on earth I mean.......lol, I'd best be explaining a bit more - please use a tall and thin cardblank to make your card. The standard size tall card is a DL but please feel free to use any size tall card." I am not sure what DL means so I just made a card that fits into one of the standard tall and thin envies! :O) I think the designers cards were great for inspiration for this. Here is mine: (the sentiment saids: "There is joy in a good friend" - click on the picture for a closer look):

I started out with cute little Monica jumping for joy. I kind of had my phrase in my head that I wanted to use for this and so the jumping for joy certainly fit my card. I stamped her 3 times on cream cs and one of those images I stamped on my mirror image stamp which is how I flipped her. I then used my nestabilities and cut each one out and also added a brown one the same size just behind the stamped one. I colored everything thing with my prismacolor pencils. I then doodled around each design. I also used the stamp image sweet kiss to place at the bottom of my card.
I cut and rounded the corners on the stripes behind the three images of Monica. I inked them in pink and brown and then added a few handmade stitches and added some buttons. I bought the letters stamps at the dollar bin at Michael's that I used for my phrase and I soo love using those little stamps! I cut each one of them out and placed them on pop-up dots. Doodled a little more and inked a little more around the edges then added my brown ribbon and little bow flourish and flower and called it complete! Hope you enjoy my version of the challenge and thanks for looking!


Nancy said...

This card is soooo cute! Love how you flipped the image of Monica, and also added the sweet kiss image at the bottom. Great colors too!

Patti said...

This is just the sweetest card!! I love it. I am new to the House Mouse Challenge so I am having a wonderful time visiting my fellow HM lover's blogs. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful card!

Patti in Wisconsin :


Emma said...

This is such a gorgeous card, i'm loving all the different elements you've used. x

~T~ said...

too cute! makes me think of Stuart Little 2, kids and I watched it yesterday...mouse & a bird as friends :)

Sharon said...

This is great I love the jumping Monicas. Really cute card.