Monday, March 16, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #29 - a sketch - Thank you Sew Much

Happy House Mouse Monday --- Today's challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends blog is a sketch challenge.

I stamped my House Mouse image ("Sew What" #HMUR1065 - starring Monica and Amanda) on Stampin Up - whisper white using Stazon timber brown - Image was stamped twice. Coloured with Prisma colour pencil crayon, gamsol and blending stumps. I drew in the tile floor and wall panelling. Cut out images of Monica and Amanada from one, popped up images with foam dots. Main card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" old olive, next is chocolate chip. I just purchased this wonderful double sided designer paper (Fancy Pants - #761) called Twitterpated from my local Scrapbooking Store. On the old olive strip - I used the Stampin Up Sanded bg stamp in old olive. The blue strip is the back side of the striped dp. Cut out the scalloped circle and plain circles with my Nestabilities. The yellow circle is Barely Banana from Stampin up. Stamped Sentiment - from Stampabilities - called Sew Much #QR1054 - in Stazon Timber brown and coloured background. Stitched all edges. Sewed on the spool buttons, hand stitched two corners of the main images.

If you can, check out all the other wonderful DT cards, if you join in on the challenge, remember to upload your cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping,



  1. Great job on your card, Pat. I love the DP's and that image is adorable. I love how you "sewed" the whole theme together. Wonderful card!

  2. OH this is pure GENIUS to color in your walls and tiles Pat!!! Love your coloring too! Your buttons and signature sewing totally complete this wonderful card. I LOVE IT ALL!!! How great that we both used the same images this week-yet came up with very different cards. WOW! (ya know, I had to faux stitch on mine 'cuz Im just not good or knowledgeable enough with the whole sewing business). YOU TOTALLY inspire me with your talent Pat. Thank you!

  3. Great card. I love the little bit of stitching that you did on your card!


  4. Love'n the hand work the image is cute too!

  5. Brilliant!! I love the stitches on the bottom and buttons. And how you cut out the sentiment up top...and the colors....and, well, I just love the whole thing!!!

  6. Great card ;)
    I think I have to buy that stamp hihi

  7. What a wonderful card Patricia! I love all of the details. Your new blog header, is awsome. I take it that is you in action. What a gal you are. I would probably break my neck if I did all of the activities that you do!LOL! hugs,
    Pam L.

  8. Great card! I am loving that image the more I see it! So many wonderful details you did on this card.