Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Mice are at the Olympics!

It's time for another House Mouse challenge, and this week the HMFMC125 is to create anything having to do with the Olympics.

These little guys have wrapped themselves inside of an American flag, which is something you see plenty of during the Olympic games! I colored the image using Copics, and added some navy hemp with 3 tiny tags where I've embossed U.S.A. in gold. The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, and I sponged white ink on the alternating stripes in keeping with the flag theme. I added a piece of blue cardstock for the flag field on which I placed some tiny white stars that were cut using a SNSS star border die.
So have you been watching the Olympics? I've really been enjoying the awesome US women's volleyball team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings! I remember them being a dynamo team in the Beijing Olympics, and they're still going strong in London! WTG ladies! I think these mice are rooting them on for another gold medal :)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!



Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love this, Carol! I ended up using the same image, so I will wait to load mine. Is the mouse on the left wearing flag or a scarf? There in lay my troubles. LOL! Anyway, I am really enjoying all the excitement of the Olympics, and so glad that House Mouse got into the Celebration. You made these mice a 10!

Donna Hanley said...

And the gold goes to Carol Longacre representing the USA. This card is phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!
Your background flag is out of this world just like the coloring of this precious image. Love the embossed letters. First place all the way, my friend.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such a cute image gorgeous card good luck with the challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute cute card you did a great job tfs!!!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous card that shouts of "GO TEAM U.S.A.!" Beautiful details and the herringbone background with the white sponged is a brilliant idea. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing your artwork and joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog!


jimlynn said...

I think the mice are rooting for them too! Precious card, Carol, and love the little USA tags. So cute!

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining House Mouse & Friends. This is so cute. Fabulous design. Good luck
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, this is a terrific card! I love the way you sponged the background with white ink. Clever!!!!

Sue said...

Hi Carol, what a cute card you created for our challenge this time. Love the flag background to go with the precious image. Love their little faces. Love the sponged white background. Thanks for joining us and sharing your card at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How CUTE is this!! 8-) Love your Darling house Mouses Miss Carol! 8-) They just make me smile!! 8-) Love how you created your Fabulous American flag BG! So Clever and creative! and the sweet little USA tags are so Perfect! Just Love the Whole thing!

Hope you are having a Super Week my friend!

Shannon 8-)

Denise Marzec said...

Soooo adorable, Carol!

downrightcrafty said...

Totally gorgeous and a great image choice and layout, thank you for joining us this time around on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined in my celebrations :)

Benzi said...

Carol, this is just the cutest thing ever. You know, I forgot I had that herringbone folder and just look how you used it with the white stripes. You're just too good.
Unfortunately, I have seen very little of the Olympic games. I do always enjoy them, though. Just no time yet.

Elise said...

YOU are SO patriotic and DARLING! Gawsh - how I love your breath taking color skills! This card just MAKES me proud to be a card crafting AMERICAN babe, like yourself! *Mwahhhh!*

Rica said...

Fabulous, such a fun card, brilliant colours and colouring. I love how you have used the twine with the 'USA' - I just hope you remember to untie the Mousies again !!!!
Heather xx

JD said...

Carol, what a fabulous card you made here. Just perfect for the challenge! This challenge has me stumped this time, but I'm still working on trying to come up with an idea...

America said...

You did TEAM USA proud with this gorgeous creation!!! Adorable and lovely take on the Olympics theme. Thank you so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you playing with us again soon. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ADORABLE!!! Go team USA is right! Love the tags with USA and your flag is awesome. Just adorable! Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge!

Christine said...

LOVE your stunning take on the chall theme, gorgeous colouring so vibrant & fresh.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall ..

smiles Christine x

Terry said...

Cheer mice, cheer! USA WV gold in sight! How about that youngest swimmer making gold?!! Have to mention those runners of swiftness. Gold times Mike Phelps swim stroke great any day of the last twelve years. Thanks, Michael, for every training hour away from your family.
Moma and sistas, hug 'em each with appreciation for those supported Olympic years. We shall recall your final lap stretch for decades!
Carol, what a neatly tied up USA encouragement card! Olypmics and beyond. mt23stamperatyahoo
Blessings, Keep Looking Up!

Cherie from PA said...

Really great card! Love those mices. ;) Love how you did the flag! Great job!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Carol :-) the image is perfect for the theme and I love the flag background too ! Gorgeous !! :-)

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