Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Three Little Mice enjoying themselves


Todays card has been created with another of the images that my friend Julie gave me, unfortunately I dont know what this one is actually called but I think the design is quite appropriate considering the hot weather that weve been enjoying the last few days.
Ive actually pinched the sketch layout from one of the blogs I found while bloghopping, so I hope you will forgive me. I have coloured the stamped image with my Karisma colouring pencils and cut it out with my rotatrim, then mounted it onto green card. I also stamped the greeting onto another piece of white card and mounted this in the same way as the stamped image.
The base card is a 8"x 8" one, and I have layered it up firstly with a piece of pale green card onto which I have layered a piece of paper from one of Joanna Sheen cds, the second layer half way down the card is a piece of yellow card punched along the top with one of my Martha Stewart border punches, on top of this is a piece of script paper from the Bearly Mine Design cds, on this I have stamped a flourish and embossed it with a green embossing powder.
I then stuck my stamped mounted image to the right hand side and the greeting above, I then stuck buttons in two of the corners and one on the greeting. I also found the wateringcan button in my box and thought it went well.
As the card looked rather bare on the top left hand corner, I made up some flowers from my Prima Hydrangea petals and threaded through the centre a pearl brad with a spacer, and hung an umbrella charm from the bottom flower. I then punched out some leaves again and arranged them under the flowers and stuck them onto the card with silicone glue.

13 comments:

Saskia said...

So sweet and beautiful!!!!

Greetings,
Saskia :)

Poppy said...

very pretty Shirley.
poppy

Julie said...

Really love this shirley, so colourful. Arent they cute those mice! Love Julie x

Rach said...

beautiful Shirley, the embossed swirl is a fabulous touch and i love the sweet house mouse image that you have used.. very appropriate for the weather we are having.xxx

Claudia Rosa said...

Hi Shirley your card is beautiful so elegant with the embossed swirl! the colours and papers are fab and such a pretty image.
Claudia xxxx

Janet said...

Another beautiful card!!!X

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Shirley, thought id catch up withsome blog hopping while i have a few minutes. I can not believe ive missed so many gorgeous cards on your blog since my last visit. You have been very busy my friend, with so many gorgeous makes. Each one so different and special!! i love them all. I hope you are feeling a little better now, thinking of you hunny, hugs Linda x

Vanessa said...

You are so creative!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

chelemom said...

What a sweet card this is!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh I love this, I love the embossing and the lovely charm. Fab details Kim

trudette, said...

A real beauty and a very funny image too !

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I love those mice! Such pretty papers and design too. Chris xx