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Friday, October 3, 2008

Music Makes My Heart Sing


And so it seems music makes our little house mousies sing (and dance too). I accepted the challenge to use a House Mouse stamp to create a tag. I am new at this, but I'll try to put the link here. Since I love to stamp, it wasn't hard to take on such a challenge with my drawer full of House Mouse characters. The result you see here was not even close to the first notion I had in my head. I decided to make a large tag – and one that is actually a folded card that will fit inside a biz size envy. I was going to do something with chocolate and worked awhile making a lovely title plate for the word "Sweet" and then I stamped down that first image "Tickling the Ivories" with Amanda, Maxwell, Mudpie, and Monica which I intended to be solely for background support. But that is when a totally new idea evolved! The word "Sweet" was cast aside and I started building on the music theme. I folded up the bottom corner to reveal a flower print paper liner I had glued down and affixed the happy mouse peeking through from the inside. On the folded up tab, I stamped a bunch of words by Fiskars (one stamp) and edged the fold with pink ink. The flower liner dictated that I bring some of those flowers to the outside which was achieved with a Sizzix charm die, a small punch for the centers of the lavender flowers and mini brads to assemble and affix to the card. I had only half the card covered and a lot of white space yet to go and I was out of ideas. I went looking for ribbon – I had no idea that I had the "Music Makes My Heart Sing" ribbon! What a delightful find! Now the rest was easy stamping the word "Music" (source unknown); another mouse – singing? Goodness – there is still white space – stamped the treble clef and note from Rubber Stampede with Memories Sepia, and tapped in a few little hearts from Hampton Art with Memories crimson and colored with water color pencil. Well, folks I think that's it. I am still "Sweet" on House Mouse so there will surely be a time to use that theme. I'm still thinking chocolate!

16 comments:

Dain Q. Gore said...

Hey, this one looks great scanned! It really retained the colors well.

Dain Q. Gore said...

also, the ribbon is a nice finishing touch

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable! What a fun bookmark, awesome job. So glad you could play along.

Sarah Shew said...

Outstanding design! How clever!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is an awesome collage! Love your fun tag card and love your story of how the music theme evolved. Super HM creation.

Rica said...

gWhat a gorgeous adorable card - I love it.
It's weird isn't it how you can start making something and end up with something entirely different.
Hugs Heather xx

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow!! This is amazing. Love the whole design. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

mycardz said...

Wow, very creative...I LOVE it! Great job. Thanks for "playing" with us this week, be sure to come back tomorrow! :)

Carmen O. said...

This is just too sweet! I love the little mousies all over the card. Very clever and creative.

thescrapmaster said...

This is soooo cute! I love all the layers of activity on the tag. Great job!

~Samantha

Catherine said...

this is awesome... love it! i really like this image

The Mama Monkey said...

This is adorable! I love those HM stamps!! You are quite talented!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. :)

PattiM said...

Cute tag with all the mice. Makes me smile.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Lori Barnett said...

I love how you cute out all the mice! This tag is really cool!! Lots of details and the colors are great. great job :)

Els G. said...

This is a gorgeous tag! The ribbon is indeed perfect for the theme! Love the HM dancing around!
Els
x

Lorraine said...

this is a beautiful tag! love how you fit everything in. what a great image to play with. great job on the challenge! tfs