Thursday, May 7, 2015

Say Cheese!

I find myself playing with the yellow, black & white color combination a lot lately, so I made another card with those colors again today.
This is a House Mouse image I've had in my box of stamped images for a long time, so I decided it was time to use it, and I lightly colored it with Copics. I added an embossed background and vertical strip; both done with an Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug Matelasse ef set. The sentiment is from CTMH and I hand-cut the sentiment panel. The final touch was to add some black & white gingham ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

House Mouse HMFMC#193 - "dotty for dots" (the embossing has lots of tiny dots in the pattern)

OWH May ODBD Challenge - use embossing

Words2ScrapBy#20 - "say cheese" (I took this challenge literally as it's national photography month)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you're doing!



BobbisTreasure said...

This is a fabulous card! The color combo is so springy, and I love your interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Words2ScrapBy!

Donna Hanley said...

I love this color combo so I'm always happy to see cards made with these colors. I love that embossing folder and it really helps to back up your darling image. Great that you could cover three challenges with this one darling card. Have a fun day.

jimlynn said...

Another cute, cute card! Fabulous coloring on the cute image and I'm loving it when you do that color combo.

scrAPpamondo said...

Very fun!! :D You have a strong sense of humor, Carol!
I would never succeed in making so harmonious card with these colors!
I admire your style, so sober and happy to the same time. The embossed background is very elegant and match great with the vertical strip and gingham ribbon. Great work!
P.S. Thanks so much for your kindness :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, this should be the poster for the W2SB challenge, Carol! It's perfect for that and for the others, too! I'm glad mousie got out of the box and was showcased so perfectly!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Carol, one of my favourite House-Mouse images and you've chosen that brilliant black and yellow combination again - a wonderful card.

Jean said...

Brilliant card Carol, I love that EF and the black and white gingham ribbon looks fab.
Jean x

Sybrina K said...

Carol, You never cease to amaze me! This card is just so pretty! You've used this classic palette brilliantly, and your image and sentiment are perfect for our Say Cheese challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at W2SB. :)

JD/ Jill said...

Oh so cute! Fun sentiment goes so perfectly with the image.
Keep up the good work, we will BOTH get caught up with our images...(I sure hope so anyway...LOL!)_

Beth Brovold said...

Love the colour combo Carol!! It sure makes this sweet image pop...thanks for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends!! Good luck!
Take care,

aussie aNNie said...

Superb and delightful creation with those cute mice...wouldn't mind getting this particular stamp myself...xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful, crisp embossing and lovely colour combo, Carol. The image is gorgeous.

Love and hugs

Hettie said...

This is super gorgeous Carol. I NEED that stamp now I have seen it! LOVE it!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Black, white, and bright yellow are so crisp! Good for you for continuing to slog along using up images out of the image box. You put me to shame! This card is FAB!

America said...

Hi Carol. I love the contrasting colors, the crisp and clean look and of course the adorable House-Mouse image. Fab design. Creative take on the DOTS theme. Thank you so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends MC. Good Luck and hope to see you playing along again next week. :)

Snoopy said...

Fabulous card, Carol! What a fun embossing folder and so perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Snoopy :D

Sue said...

Carol, how great, a second entry. Love the yellow, black and white combo. Embossed background is so nice too. Love this stamp, and you did such a nice job with it. Thanks for sharing a second card with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Diane said...

Great design to your card Carol, everything works well together. Such a fun card all round !! Thanks again for playing at HMAFMC !!

hugs Diane xx

Dot said...

Beautiful colour combo, Carol, so perfect for your cute image.
Thanks for joining our Dotty challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
Dorte x

Stampendous said...

Oh how cute! Such adorable color choices and the sentiment is just perfect with the image. Thank you for sharing your House-Mouse Designs by Stampendous!

Penny Ward said...

So cute! What a great take on the "Say Cheese" at Words 2 Scrap By. Thanks for playing with us this month! hugs, :)

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love that house mouse with the camera!! Your background embossing looks amazing! Great card!

Greta said...

Congrats on your win at W2SB! Darling card-love the embossed background!