Friday, October 23, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge DT Call

Ok ,,, I have finally finished my 2 cards for the House Mouse Monday ChallengeDT call :=) The first up is the OTT one :-)

I have seen several easel cards around and thought I would have a go at making one :-) I love this idea ! :-)

I chose a stamp called Purrfect Nails for my cards :-) I coloured the image wih copics and 3D'd it ,, I made several layers. The papers are from My Minds Eye. I distressed the edges with worn lipstick and a stitch unpicker ( I don't have a proper tool and find that works really well :-))

I used some Dusky pink card and grey coredinations too. the fancy edge was punched using a Martha Stewart border punch. The flower is from Prima and I sprayed it with silver glimmer mist,, the flowers and the mist were gifts from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp,, so thanks Heidi :-) x x The flower looks lovely and shimmery but it doesn't show up too well in the piccy :-/ I added loads of pearls and shimmer dots ,, some wide satin pink ribbon from the habberdasherry and the silver ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I think the big bow is definitely OTT and did think more than twice about putting it on but when Ray asked if this card is the 'Minimalist' one I thought I'd better plonk it on :-)

I just took this side viwe to show the 3D ing :-)

The next up is the 'Simplicity' one ,,, we were asked to keep it simple so the image itself is the focus of attention. I decided to keep the colours clean and simple ,, mainly white with a black contrast :-) I used some Doodlebug glitter card and some gemstones white coredinations, a strip of Papermania handmade paper ,,, gorgeous !! a little bit of white lace and that was all. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set :-)

I coloured the images with copics ,,, only using greys and a light purple colour and a greem :-)

I would like to thank everyone for your good wishes and for keeping things crossed for me :-) A special mention to Funky Fairy Anne who is also keeping her eyes crossed lol :-)

This has been alot of fun and as much as I hope I am chosen I wish my fellow finalists all the very best of luck too :-)

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your comments ,,,, I will be keeping EVERYTHING crossed ;-)