Sunday, September 27, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #53 - use buttons

Happy Monday to all you House Mouse Lovers..... Today's challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog was issued by Me - Use buttons on your card or project - just make sure you use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image.

Here is my take on the project.

Below is the inside of my card.

I stamped this adorable House Mouse image "Feathered Friends" on Stampin Up whisper white with Stazon Jet Black. Coloured image with Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol and blending stumps. Masked the image and sponged on the clouds ( I used a scalloped oval and sponged around edges randomly to make the clouds). Clear embossed the birds beaks, party hat beak and all eyes. Matted image with SU Not Quite Navy and Kraft, sewed edges. Base card is 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 - Kraft. The Leaf and gingham designer paper is from Recollecton's Autum pack - purchased at Michaels. I ran the center Kraft strip through the Cuttlebug with the Hounds tooth embossing folder. All panels matted with Not Quite Navy and edges sponged with Close to Cocoa. I cut out the blue NQN buttons with the Sizzix Buttons #5 die (Purchased through Stampin Up). I have put small buttons under the die cut buttons and sewed onto card.. I liked the look better when buttons were popped up. I used my Labels two Nestability to cut out the shape my "Friends Sentiment" is stamped on. Attached the feathers and finished the inside. House Mouse panel is popped up.

I used this weeks Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge # SC246, plus this also qualifies for this months Splitcoast Fan Club/Dirty Dozen - Winged things...


Stamps - House Mouse - Feathered Friends, Studio G - sentiment

Ink - stazon jet black, Stampin up - soft sky, taken with teal, close to cocoa

Paper - Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Recollections - Autumn Pack

Accessories - sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Sizzix buttons #5 die, feathers, buttons, pop dots, Prismacolor Pencil Crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, Labels 2 Nestability, Hounds Tooth embossing folder, piercing tool, sponge, heat gun, clear embossing powder

I hope you will join us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog... please check out what the other very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stamping

Hugs - Pat


  1. super adorable, beautiful fall colors and fun feather details and what a great use of buttons! :) awesome!

  2. This turned out super Pat. I love this paper and it goes so well with this image. Great job..I like the faux buttons..

  3. Cute, cute, cute Pat and I love those colors.

  4. The clouds are a perfect addition to this image. I love the way you colored this card and you used a great layout. Keep on stampin' on!

  5. Great challenge choice Pat ;)
    Your card is awesome, like the stamp!

    Janneke X

  6. This is so sweet Pat. Your feathers are a beautiful touch.

  7. Great choice for the challenge Pat - really enjoyed this one. Love your fabulously coloured image, especially the cloud background and the matching feathers are a fantastic touch.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. Another amazing card, Pat! That background paper is gorgeous, and the addition of the feathers was a super idea. Great stuff! Best, Curt

  9. Such a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous!
    Kaz xx