Saturday, 4 September 2010

Making a splash with sparkle

So, I've got to use a house mouse stamp in one of the challenges, I love housemouse - remind me of my little pet ratties when they were babies....wish I still had little pet ratties:(
It's also a purple and green challenge and I'm disappointed the muted olive of my background hasn't shown up too well. Added glitter to the two circles and edges of square image, used sukura glitter pens on rain drops....glitter never shows up well does it....for me at least.  Not sure if I need a better camera, or a photography course..oh well.
Do you like my ribbon rose. It's for the ribbon with a twist challenge, hadn't got purple ribbon so had to colour it with purple ink....after I'd made it.

Here's my receipe.

papers - various scrapbook
stamp- Housemouse
greeting - google search for weather quotes
colouring - crayola for umbrella, blendable pencils elsewhere
sparkles - glistening snow writer by Deco Art
Sukura tiara clear
 gems - stash
ribbon rose - handmade from ribbon stash

Hoping to enter in the following challanges :-

House Mouse Monday Challange....Make a Splash 
Craftalicious ...Main colours purple & green
Crafty Cardmakers ....glitter and sparkle, more the merrier
Wild Orchid...Make it Sparkle
Paper Players...anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown....Ribbons with a Twist.

And now for some close ups......

Hope you can see the bling ok here. I have AB 'gems' as little raindrops, one for the little grey mousie to drink and one on the umbrella......the mouse on his own just above...look.

You can see it better here and a little pearl inside the ribbon rose.

three little green faceted stones for the flower centres

Just one last close up of my image. Enough with the close ups do you think...yes me too.


Annemaritta said...

I love this card. The rain drop one mouse is getting, is really clever. Adorable card. (Can't believe this: I am just finishing one card, where I used clear sparkles/bligies almost on the same manner!!!

Hugs from Leeds :)

Melissa Craig said...

I love it! I don't think you went busy at all. The House Mouse images are great and the glitter is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Dorcas said...

THis is lovely, Lin! So glad you've got the hang of the challenges and I love your close ups and recipes in your post.

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, such a cute card :-) The layout is fab and I love how you chopped the image to put a mouse at the top ,, love the papers and embellies too ,, perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Lindylou
aww gorgeous card, luv the design, luv the sparkle, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sue said...

PLEASE Lindylou
turn of comment moderation on rather than that awful word box! i nearly left b4 it popped up up, i could write rubbish here it would post on your blog, with moderation on you choose what to post!!! Thank you, sue,x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Linda, Congratulations, you won for your last card from The Crafty Pad! How exciting! I won last week for the first time!

Sue said...

your a star hun, thank you so much, xxxxx

Sue said...

Linda, your card is darling. Such a sweet image and perfect for our water challenge this week. Love your flower, I'm impressed that you could color it AFTER making it. Love your color combo too. Thanks for joining us this challenge at House Mouse and Friends. Nicely done.

Sue Drees

gina g said...

Fabulous card i love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our Challenge this week. luv gina xx

Lisa said...

Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Wow, awesome card! Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Rica said...

Fabulous card, lovely papers and great colouring of those cute mousies, love the little one sat at the top on his own..........gorgeous flowers.
So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends.
hugs Heather xx

Kim said...

WOW this is gorgeous hun! Love your sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Christine said...

Awesome creation fab image & colouring great close up pics of your work..great take on the chall... thanks for sharing & joining us at HM&F Monday challl.

smiles Christine xx

JanJay said...

Aww gorgeous card, love those mice!

Thanks so much for playing along at Craftalicious this week

Jan xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Very fun card with lots of great details. I tell ya...I have the hardest time getting a good pic of anything with purple, so it is probably NOT your camera LOL! Thanks for sharing with us at HM&F's Monday Challenge.

Valerie said...

So cute!

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