Hello Blog Friends,
I hope you have all been enjoying the Jubilee Weekend....our garden party fundraiser yesterday was brilliant and the sun actually came out to allow us to actually have a garden party! Our family, friends and neighbours were all so generous with their donations of both money and cakes, we all had a lot of fun and even some catching up with friends we hadn't seen in ages. We also raised £152, which for a small number of people was amazing.
Today I have a special card....as a recent prize-winner in the House Mouse Monday Challenge, I was invited to be a guest design teamie for June..how exciting because I love House Mouse, so it has been an honour to be asked to design two cards for them this month.
This is the first one is for the current challenge 'Here Comes the Sun'...
I chose the 'Parasol' stamp for my main image and made a frame card using linen textured aquamarine. I started off making it in a lighter coloured card but then decided this gave more of an effect of our little mice being by the sea! I coloured the stamp with Promarkers and cut out and coloured an additional parasol to add a layer and give it even more dimension. I cut the image and the aperture using Spellbinders labels 24 and although the photo doesn't really show it, I distressed all the edges of the card and aperture with shabby shutters distress ink. The little mouse lying down is from the same stamp set, but the one with the flower 'sun hat' is from the `Spring' collection: Daffodil and the greeting is from another summer set: Drinks. The jumping mouse is from 'Sew Mice' and I just added the flower.
To finish off I added a strip of Coredinations polka dot paper, which I sanded and three little gems. The greeting is stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with 'Carnival' embossing powder by Papermania. I die cut it using Spellbinders Lacey Ovals.
Hope you like it! This challenge runs until.....
Hop over to http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ to take part and Good Luck! I'll stop by and look at some of your creations (I'm told as a guest teamie I'm allowed!)
Thanks for stopping by,