Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mousing Around

How about a relaxing little card for today!!  The challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is to make a black and white card.  Oh, how I really wanted to put a big old dollop of red (or yellow, green, purple...) on here but a challenge is a challenge...right!


I used some Paper Studio and Echo Park DP on this card.  The black and white diamond patterned paper reminds me of a bathroom tile floor.....um...oh, well........I added some Stickles to some of the bubbles and lightly tinted this little guys (or gals) fur.   Weird thing about the Stickles I added.....it actually has blue flecks in it yet in the picture they appear brownish.   Strange!   The sentiment is from MFP.  The sketch I used - and you'll be seeing a lot more of this since I LOVE it is from Deconstructed Sketches and I'll also enter this in their challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.....and have a very relaxing day........
Lynn

33 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card, you did such a wonderful job with just the black and white! Love the image with the stickles and then the paper is perfect, like a retro bathroom. Love it.

Tammy said...

Fantastic Lynn! Love the black and white but I can see the urge to give it a dollop of red! Great layout and I love the image.

Sharon said...

Oh wow Lynn, this is so darn cute. Love the black and white theme. Such a cute image. hugs Sharon x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn,I like the image , the papers and the layout.
Kevin xx

Becky said...

This is fabulous..Love the the design paper on this and the ribbon is perfect.

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this is darling. You are right it does look like the tub is on a tile bathroom floor. This is a winner. Love it.

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the chequered papers and super cute image great choice, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is adorable, Lynn!!!! Your little HM looks sooo relaxed with all those bubbles!! Ya did good with the colors and papers, too!!!!

NanaConnie said...

I adore this card, Lynn, and you did such a great job with the sketch! Great paper choices. I HAVE that diamond pattern tile in my bathroom right now! Perfect in an old Victorian house. :-D Tell me, did the bunny mind being told he's a Mouse? I understand all the bunnies and Gruffies are considering a strike because they want the "House Mouse" named changed. Good luck with that one, critters! LOL

Tammy said...

This is awesome Lynn!! Adorable image and awesome B&W papers!
Tammy :)

Sue said...

Hi Lynn
aww adorable card, luv the sparkle on the bubbles, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, sue,x

Margaret said...

This is black and white wonderland! I LOVE the papers and your little soaking mouse is fantastic! The shimmery bubbles were a wonderful touch! I've had the same issues with stickles. They seem to reflect the colors around them, making a whole new color! This is a fantastic layout !

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Stunning Lynn! Love the paper choices and the ribbon too!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Lynn, I love your card - what a great job you have done of using black and white!! Such a fun image- he looks so relaxed!

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh Lynne, this card is adorable, well done with the black and white theme.

Rica said...

Such an adorable card, stunning colours and so fun for Hoppy taking a bath!!!
Thanks so much for joining us the House Mouse and Friends challenge.
Love
Heather xx

Anne Temple said...

Oh, I love it; it's so adorable! You got a touch of color in on the fur and bubbles.

Cibele Glazer said...

Adorable! I am so in to the black and white thing lately and like you, I find it har not to add just a little color. :)

Linda said...

WOW Lynn this is fabulous!!!! That image is stunning, I would want to add colour too!!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cheryl said...

So cute! The paper reminds me of a tile floor too. I love how you did the bubbles - they look great.


~Cheryl~


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Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This is just to let you know that I just awarded you the Liebster Award. You are more than deserving of it. I enjoy you and your cards so much. Thanks for all the inspiration.

MiamiKel said...

Stunning! Such a gorgeous color combination and a sweet sweet card, Lynn! :)

Carol L said...

awww, so cute!! I'd like to be doing what this mouse is doing right about now! Great take on the challenge and I love all the patterns you used on this card!

Vicky Hayes said...

This looks fabulous in black and white Lynn, those large black and white squares are like Victorian bathroom tiles! Oh to be that mouse!

Monica said...

Very elegant and stylish, Lynn. Lovely colouring and the papers look awesome.

Hugs,

Monica

Babette said...

You did a great job on this challenge. I would've wanted to add a splash of color, I guess that's why it's called a challenge. :) I love the bubbles.

Sue said...

Lynn, this is oh so cute. This bunny knows how to relax! One of my fav stamps. Beautiful mix of papers, perfect for our black and white challenge. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday. Big Blog Hop next week.

Hugs
Sue

Christine said...

Awww defo a cute happy hopper image..looks like she having a good soak in those sparkly bubbles..lol

Thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall this wk..come back Mon. for our New Year blog hop..

smiles Christine x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

America said...

A great B/W design. FAB use of image and love the combo of Dps. Thanks so much for joining us this week at HM&F MC. Hope you'll come back again this week for the Blog-Hop. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a Wowser card! Thanks for sharing this outstanding B & W creation with House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Marilyn said...

Fab card Lynn and I like the black and white... makes for a very striking card.

Lesley said...

just what the doctor ordered love this card Lesley x