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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

With or Without?

The House Mouse Challenge for the week is to create a Christmas card using a House Mouse image. Having a House Mouse image is the easy part. What comes next is illustrative of my indecisiveness when it comes to the creative process. With the poinsettia on the side, or without it? With or without? My son says "without." What say you all? I think my final answer is "without" because it gives a more natural feel to the wintry scene I was trying to create. Here is the process: Memories Midnight Blue Ink for a "midnight" sponged background skyline, PSX trees and Stampin up stars finish the scene. PSX "Believe" stamped on a sizzix die cut tag. The blue frame (Sizzix) for the House Mouse "Warm Tree Light" is stamped with one side of a Stampendous texture cube and then heat embossed in gold. If you like the addition of the poinsettia, it is created with a sizzix die and scored for dimension. And, the best part of the making of this card is that I just inherited my son's Prismacolors and I used them for the first time on these little mousies. Crystal lacquer accents the Christmas Bulb. I can't wait to decorate my tree!

17 comments:

Sassy Crafts said...

Beautiful card. As for the with or without...........I don't know......lol. It looks great both ways. Sorry, not much help am i!! x

The Mama Monkey said...

Humm...I think without as well.

Very cute card! Who does not love HM?? :)

You son sounds like a good sport! Dh does not say a lot to me when I ask his opinion. He usually just points and says "this one" {is better}! Kinda like Tim the Tool Man with the grunts...

joshua said...

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Lorraine said...

love the card, either way I think it looks adorable. I can sit for hours pondering if I should use something or not. LOL! thanks for sharing your card. did I tell you i love the image?

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is Mousie Magnificent!!! I love the wintery background, and your coloring is wonderful!!! As for the flower, I like it either way...sorry, I volley back and forth with these things too. At least I am not indecisive about this...I LOVE YOUR CARD!!!:O)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Shary said...

Gorgeous card and I love the wintery scene. Hmm now I think I like it with!! That's confused everyone now!

Janneke said...

Pretty card ;)

Thanks for joining the H&M challenge :D

X Janneke

Dain Q. Gore said...

Mom -- I still say "without" -- great card! What's for dinner?

Marilynn said...

I hope I'm getting one of these for Christmas. Sometime you will have to explain sponging.

Gabigabs said...

Very nicely done. I think I like it better without but I'm not much of flower person when it comes to card making.

Catherine said...

oh this is too cute :)

Rica said...

Lovely card Martha, beautifully done. I'm with your son on this one - without.
hugs Heather xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute and I like it both ways so I am not much help. LOL

Faerielore said...

love this card so beautiful, hmmmm with or without ...... i think i like it without xx

Rachel said...

this is such a precious card!!

Els G. said...

Love your cards! They are gorgeous!
At first I thought 'without', but then I noticed the flower was the same colour as the light bulb, so I said 'with', then I noticed the gorgeous scene, so 'without'again, then I... Oh, I'm just not helping you at all here! Well, with or without, I think they both look great!!!
Els
x

Sarah Shew said...

With AND without - very creative. I like both.