Tuesday, June 12, 2012

House Mouse #121 Here Comes the Sun!

     The 2 week challenge at House Mouse was a tricky one for me. The theme is Here Comes the Sun. What I finally settled on, was a scene that plays over and over here on the lake.  The weather gets warmer, and the edges of the lake starts teaming with the frogs ready to mate.  Once they settle into their yearly process, they are not going to move until the ritual is complete.  As you gaze down into the water, the eggs are visible as long ribbons of jelly dots, glistening in the sun.   It is so much fun to witness the circle of life.

     Here is what I used:

     HM #45 Frog Floating
     HM sentiment  111759
     Sun stamp from All Night Media

      My card base is one of the newer Bazzill textured card stocks, and I used my new Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders.  Things were stamped with Versafine ink and clear embossed.  Coloring was done with Copic Markers, and sponging was done with Memento and VersaMagic inks.  My pond leaves were cut out with Donna Salazar's Carnation Creations by Spellbinders.  Dewdrops were added to depict the eggs. I added a tiny bit of sparkle to the water line with a Sakura Stardust pen.

     That is it for now.  We are having tropical downpours, and it is so dreary.  Hope you are having a great Tuesday, wherever you are.  Thanks for stopping around.  It means so much!


Carol L said...

OH my gosh, I've ever seen this HM image before, but it's adorable! What a super fun card, especially when you deal with frogs right in your back yard all the time :)

jimlynn said...

LOVE that image - and your card! So very cute with that frame around it and the sun shining down on this cute little pair! Precious!!!

Jennifer said...

Mary Anne, your card is absolutely delightful. I don't think I've ever seen this darling stamp before but I certainly will add it to my wish list. Lovely coloring and layout. Thanks for sharing your artwork and joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog.


Patti J said...

Wow, Mary Anne, what a great card! Your coloring on that little scene is beautiful - so realistic! Thanks for sharing both your card, and your story! Hope you and DH are doing well :)

Theresa said...

What a great scene! Love your coloring and story with this card. Sun is a great addition.

Gail said...

Great card!
You color so wonderfully!
Love the story, the scene is perfect!

Becky said...

What a fabulous House mouse card! Love the coloring.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous and fabulous choice of image and beautiful colouring, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, look forward to seeing so many more of your lovely creations
Hugs Kate xx

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, What a great card. The pearl drops for eggs is a fabulous idea and your coloring is perfect. I did not even know abut this SB romantic rectangle (going to have to shop now). An all round adorable card and I envy your seeing all the "goings on" lakeside. I imagine that would be very nice to see year after year. I was driving through PA yesterday with all those downpours. Glad I made it through safely. Nice to be home but it is raining her today also. Enjoy your week.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Great card! Love that paper and I didn't know about this spellbinder die either ...love it! Love your scene (-:

Peggy Cain said...

Maryanne thanks so much for your message!!!
We are making it through very well.
Wanted to say I loved the card and the saying fit really well for me today Here Comes the Son!!! be blessed!!!

Olga said...

Awesome!!!! Love that image and the way you colored them!!! Stay dry!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

You make the best House Mouse cards, this is too cute. Love how you have the frame around it. Good luck with the rain, we keep missing out and I just want some so we don't go into a drought again.

Sue said...

Hi Mary Anne
gorgeous card, such a fab fun image, awesome colouring, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

Memaw said...

This is a very clever card - I really like it

Viksya said...

So cute little mouse =))) Very very lovely card =))))

The Other Patti Sue said...

You always make me smile... this is adorable!

Rica said...

This is gorgeous Mary Anne, your details are sensational and I love that image and coloured brilliantly as usual!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining the House Mouse and Frieds challenge.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card mary Anne :-) such a cute image and your colouring and details are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Christine said...

Hi Mary Anne all our spawn is now frogs/toads well grown even with the rotten weather were having..lovely take on the chall theme great image & design

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this wk

smiles Christine x