Monday, June 22, 2009

2RB + House Mouse!

Today 2RedBananas is sponsoring the House Mouse Challenge, which is a fun sketch! I really LOVE sketch challenges! And what about this adorable bear!? This is the kind of summer we're all hoping to have! ;) Peeking at the calendar, it doesn't look like it is gonna be quite like that around here! It's all fun, it's all good, but it will definitely be all busy!

I had such a great time with this card! I colored it with my fact, I colored and UNcolored those hammock strings quite a few times before I finally got them the way I wanted! LOVE that about Copics!

The card base is SU's More Mustard, inked heavily with Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. The bottom mat layer was passed through the Cuttlebug with a swirlie embossing folder, then inked up with distress ink to accent the texture. The next layer is a big bright circle of Summer *Sun*. I matted the bear image on a piece of Coredinations card stock...the bottom of both were torn, rolled and bent to break down the fibers and give them a time-worn, relaxed look, then also distress-inked. I love how the Coredinations allows that little peek of another color.

My image was a bit large to include the sketch's triplet accents across the top and bottom, so I added them alongside instead. I thought the cord mimicked the hammock strings so I tied it through a button and ran it diagonally across the corners, then added the smaller buttons above and below.

Make sure you visit the Banana Blog to see what the Banana Bunch did with this sketch! Play along with us, and then head over to the House Mouse Challenge Blog to leave your link so we can see what you came up with!


  1. I love how this card turned out Deb!

  2. The coloring on this is fabulous!!!

  3. Fabulous card...I love the buttons & that cord detail...great coloring too...makes me want to get out my hammock...except we're inthe middle of a week of rain LOL

  4. I just checked HM Monday challenge and your card was just stunningly gorgeous!! Your coloring is amazing!!

  5. I just love your card. The image
    is so cute. Your coloring is

  6. This is so cool Deb, the way you did the cording!! I love it! Your coloring is fabulous!