Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse Challenge

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Valentine's Day. Ben went to a dance on Saturday night, so we went to his date's house to take pictures (a group of 3 couples went together and it was cool because the boys were all friends and the girls (who go to a different school are all best friends). Anyway, they all looked so nice and they had a great time!

Yesterday, we left at 5:30 am to drive to a volleyball tournament 2 hours away. The girls got 3rd place and played really well! We got home about 6:00pm and Ben had a soccer game at 9:20pm. Yes, I was REALLY tired last night :)

Today starts a new week and it's going to be an exciting one!

A new challenge for today, and this time, 2RedBananas is part of it! We are sponsoring the House Mouse Challenge :) It's a sketch challenge and Jami created the sketch.

This is my take on the sketch. I used the "Warmth for Winter" image and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and minerals spirits, then I went over all the yarn with Angel Wings Shimmerz so it shines :) The "warm wishes" is from "Snowman Love". The papers are from October Afternoon - Hometown collection and the ribbon is from May Arts. The brads are from my stash and I have no idea who made them, sorry.

This is such a great sketch to play with. I hope you'll join us in the challenge.

Our quote for the day: "Where there is great love there are always miracles." - Willa Cather

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

13 comments:

mycardz said...

Hi! I love your card, the colors are soooo pretty! Love this stamp too. I've not visited your blog before or 2 red bananas...I definitely need to do some investigating! Thanks for sponsoring the HM challenge...these guys are so addicting :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love how you flipped the sketch, and that sentiment works perfect with this image!! Great coloring!!

Danni said...

I just love this card! It's so bright and cheery and just makes you smile!!
I hope to play along this week, such a fun sketch and who doesn't love some House Mouse?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL colors!!

Maraya said...

Jeanette, I love your bright patterned papers you used and how colored the mice! Very cute!

eviledna said...

Hello Jeanette, I've got this stamp on my wish list, it's so lovely and you've coloured it bautifully. Love little mouse's wolly socks ! And those papers - WOW, now that's what I call yellow.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

Sue said...

How cute are those little knitted socks? What a great take on the challenge and the coloring is so nice.

Lynette said...

The stamp is so cute, your coloring is awesome, and your papers are so pretty - great card!

America said...

Oh Jeanette, this card is beautifully designed and amazingly colored. I Love how you turned the sketch and combined it with these stripes and polka dots. Thats so HOUUE MOUSE style! :) I'm admiring everything about your awesome creation here. Definitely one of my very favorites on HM&F this week. :)Thanks for playing along adn for sponsoring us. You ROCK!

Lynette said...

Jeanette - I wanted to let you know I did your sketch! It's here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1240814?cat=500&ppuser=80719

Leigh said...

Jeanette, I love your take on the sketch. Cute image. Great card.

stampmonkey said...

Very cute card, Jeanette! I love the bright colors (not something I'm good with, but I love when I see others using them) and your coloring is beautiful, as always. ;) Glad you enjoyed your LONG day, and it sounds like all the kids had fun too!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your coloring on this is just gorgeous! I LOVE this stamp and am going to have to add it to my ever growing collection of HM stamps! Wonderful job on this! Best, Curt