Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Laundry Day

Here is my card for this week's House Mouse and Friends Challenge. This week's challenge is a sketch, which is shown below. It's just a one challenge card this time. :)


The image I used is one of the new Gruffies stamps - Laundry Line. I don't own this stamp. My Friend Jenny RAK'd me some images recently. She also gave me the one with the Gruffie sleeping in the hammock between the sunflowers. The new Gruffies stamps are just so darn cute!

I colored the image with my Prismas and mineral spirits. I sponged in the sky with blue pigment ink. Since the image is very detailed, I left the background of the card fairly simple and used a soft blue/green color scheme. I think the DP in the circle looks like bubbles, which matches the theme of the image. Because of the size of the image, I didn't have room on the circle to put the three gems in a straight line, so I added them to three scallops on each side. I also added a ribbon. Once I decide what I'm going to use this card for, I will most likely add a tag or something with a sentiment. I have some mini clothespins that I thought would look cute with this image, but they didn't really fit anywhere. I may try those next time I use this image with a different layout.

Supplies
Stamp: Gruffies - Laundry Line (Stampabilities)
Ink: black (unknown); blue pigment ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Cardstock - Tropical Breeze and Apple Crush (Bazzill Basics); DP - green gingham (DCWV); green circles (unknown)
Embellishments: circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); gems (Paper Studio); ribbon (unknown)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: A7 (5"x7")

14 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judy :-) I love the image and the papers you used are gorgeous ! The ribbon looks just perfect too :-)

Lorraine x x

Anonymous said...

It's just adorable!! Love everything. I tried to use mini clothes pins that I've had for a year too but they got lost on the background paper. I need to start a card with those in mind.
Nice job.....
JennyA.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I love the bear in the actual clothes basket -- reminds me of my cats!

Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

Teresa said...

Wonderful card just the way it is. Love the bling on the scallops. Thanks for taking the challenge with the bananans

ant me. said...

Oh WOW!! Judy!! I need more time to spend on your blog!! I LOVE all your new creations!! The paper you used for your father's day card is so amazing! and I think I may need to see if we can strike a deal for a couple of your embossed butterflies and the sketch Susan did is SWEET! and your take on it is... oh wow!! I want to hug these bears doing laundry and I need more time!! heeheehee

Amazing as usual! Great job!! : )

Patti

p.s. I'll be e-mailing you to beg : ) heehee

GiftsByHeidi said...

Adorable! You always do an awesome job at those HM stamps!

Nancy said...

Wow I love your card it is sooo adorable. Looks like you might be ahead of yourself for your own personal challange of making 200 cards this year. WTG and Good Luck!!

karen said...

what a great card!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling crad...I had to move my gems too!

theneon said...

This is a great card and you've done a spectacular job of coloring. The gem placement is perfect too. I see you are well on your way to your 200 card goal for the year! Stamp on.

Susan said...

Awwwww that is so darn cute. I may have to add this one to my wish list.

~MudpieMouse said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the polka dotted ribbon, love the gingham background paper, love the colors you chose to color it. P-awesome job! Keep on stampin' on!

Emily said...

I don't know how I missed this card on my blog window Judy, but I found it when I was visiting and looking for your all white card. This is darling! I like how you sponged the sky. That stamp is really darling. I need to find a group of people who want to swap mouse-house images. There are just so many I want.

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