Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy House Mouse

I really struggled with this card. I would find one element and then I would sit and think and then find another one. I would try out one paper and then another one. I was about to go to bed last night when I saw my big flowers and thought I bet that would work and it did. All of it together. So here it is.


The little mice are colored with copics. I almost wonder if pencils would work better as this is such a small image. I have trouble with copics when the lines are so delicate. Cut out the red with nestabilities. The button is a leather one I picked up at a craft/reinactment fair years ago. I had to cut part of the back off as it was so thick. The twine bow is adhered on top as I couldn't get two pieces of twine through the holes. The little leaves are felt that I picked up at Target's see spot save section a couple of years ago. Then I drew veins on the leaves with copics. The dp is from an angel company paper set as are the words. The gold and copper paper were some scraps I had. I am trying to use up some of my scraps as I seem to be over flowing with them. I added stickles to the image and to the big flower.  I really appreciate all your comments and would love to hear what you have to say about this.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like the use of the large flower on this card..it is perfect.

Ravenwood said...

I LOVE this card! To me it says "thinking out of the box!!" Wonderful choice of colors and elements. It looks so Fallish. Keep up the great work.
Hugs,
Maureen

Sparkly Engineer said...

Peggy,

This is awesome. I love the way everything comes together.

Michelle Singer said...

Hi Peggy,
I really struggle with the House Mouse images. While I love them I have yet to produce a colored image that I thought was card-worthy. I've email Suzanne and dropped a hint about doing a video on these images. :) You have done an awesome job. Do you remember which colors you used?
Hugz,
Michelle

Nancy said...

What a delightful card! The large flower behind the image is the perfect touch.

Christine Riley said...

Oh I love this! What a gorgeous layout, I love how you centered the image in the flower. Love your coloring too!
Hugs, Christine

Cathy (Mercieschild) said...

Wow Peggie, This is awesome, I wish you would share it with the House Mouse group. this is wonderful. hugs Cathy K

scrappyella said...

This is so adorable. I love the colors. Perfect for fall. You did a wonderful job...

Eve said...

Luv the layout and very nice touch with this big flower for this image & card as a whole! Great Card!