Tuesday, August 16, 2011

House Mouse Monday Challenge #102


I have been AWOL for a few days, and I do apologize sincerely. I have been working on wedding type things that I can not post.  Life is getting in the way again, but I just hate to miss my favorite challenges, so here goes!

The newest House Mouse Monday Challenge is #102 and is called Let's Get Fruity!  My choice of House Mouse stamps with fruit is a party of one.  My stamp is called "Spitting Apple Seeds".  I used Copic Markers to color my images and added 3D Crystal Lacquer to areas for a shiny effect.  I stamped and colored the apple 2x so I could cut it out and pop dot it.  My scene was cut out using the largest size of Labels Fourteen, Spellbinder die.  Sponging was done with Taken with Teal ink from SU!, and Memento Rich Cocoa.  I used a cranberry card stock for my card base and a scrap of an apple graphic paper from my stash.  A little red and white bakers twine and a button/leaf embellishment was added to the corner.  My sentiment is from A-Muse.

Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope your weeks is off to a good start.

23 comments:

Patty Sue 2 said...

So cute and I love how you popped the apple. Hope all your wedding plans are coming together. Blessings!

*Vicki* said...

OMG!!! Your card is just as sweet as can be!! LOVE how you've popped out the apple!! Adorable! ;)

Gemma said...

Fab card love the apple and the apple papers just great thank you for joining us at house mouse and friends challenge. Gemma (GDT Aug) x

Olga said...

this is fantastic!!!!! I love your layout, your coloring and that iamge is priceless!! I did get your message, meant to call you back then a storm came in, maybe this weekend we can chat.

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, I am so enjoying seeing all of your house mouse cards...love the dimension you achieved with this one. Gorgeous layout. I have been awol as well and I don't have a wedding to hold responsible, just life. Hope your plans are going well, not very long now....

Payne Holler Cards said...

well I'm thinkin that the wedding is top priority!!!
trust me! it gets crazier and busier the closer it gets...even with everything planned...i was so tired for both of my daughter's weddings that i didnt shed a tear - too exhausted! cried the day after though LOL...happy tears that it was over!!! kidding...but with a little bit of truth (-:
that apple looks so real!!
hugs GF...enjoy the whirlwind will be here and gone before you know it

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love this, the way you did the apple is so much fun and I love House Mouse. Good luck with the wedding stuff, that is way more important. :)

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! this apple looks good enoug to eat... great job!!

Betty Benton said...

Precious card! As I've said before, you have the greatest collection of stamps!

Carol L said...

AWww, this is such a cute little card and I love how you colored it! I am all too familiar with how an upcoming wedding can disrupt the normal routine of life. It will all be behind you in a few months, so just soak in all the joys of planning this blessed event for now, and the rest can wait for another time :)

Becky said...

I love this..Awesome job on this house mouse challenge, love how you popped up that apple.

America said...

Love the awesome dimensional APPLE! Fab colors and coloring!!! Adorable "Fruity" take! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog!! Hope to see you playing along next time too! :)

craftynatalie said...

This is a lovely card

The Other Patti Sue said...

An apple a day... LOL. This is just precious GF!

Sue said...

Hi Mary Anne, love your coloring on this sweet image an how you popped the Apple up, makes such a difference! Great background paper. Such a fun card with great colors, lucky recipient! Thanks for joining us again for our House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Those wedding preparations can take on a life of their own........hope you can enjoy most of it!

Hugs
Sue

Wendy said...

Sooooooooo cute!!! Such a cute image that you colored beautifully! :)

Annchen said...

Oh, this is soo cute! Brillant coloring and great backgroundpaper

Sue said...

Hi Mary Anne
a stunning card, awesome colouring, on this image, luv the 3d apple, perfect DP, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Christine said...

Gorgeous HM creation stunning image & colouring love the use of the nestie to frame the image great DPs fab take on the Fruity chall theme.

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this wk.

smiles Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mary Anne :-) I love this image and the popped out glossy apple is fab,, I love how you did that :-) The DP is perfect too :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Janice M said...

Mary Anne this is ADORABLE!!! Love the popped up apple and that paper you used is perfect!

Squirrel said...

Very, very cute. Your colouring is gorgeous, and I love the frame you chose - great card!
Thanks for playing along with HM&F, and come back next Monday for another challenge.
Rosey x (Aug GDT)

Lauren Hatwell said...

So sweet. Your backing paper is just scrummy and your little mouse is so sweet. There's a lovely autumn feel to your card. I can almost hear leaves crunching underfoot. Good luck with your wedding preparations. Lx