Monday, 25 June 2018

My final housemouse and friends guest designer challenge


In the UK school is still several weeks away from breaking for the summer but in the home country of the House mouse and friends they are already thinking of the days they return back to school so that is the challenge this time around but as always there is an anything goes option so everyone can play along.

I love my garden but in the last couple of years mother nature has been my garden designer as we have  been concentrating on sorting my sons garden and then I had a shoulder injury that has meant I haven't been able to compete with mother nature and her love of dandelions in my garden is only too evident, so for me this house mouse stamp represents my garden in summer. 

I decided to use an embossing folder on my card which is simply embossed and tinted with aqua pens and silver guilding wax. My mouse I coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut him out before attaching to the image and adding some small dashed lines as on the stamp for his 'puff'.

I die cut the embossed image and simply added that to an card base that had been coloured with yellows distress inks so I'm dreaming of a warm summers day. The sentiment just sums up my card as ,much as I don't like all the work the dandelions cause me as Eyeore says weeds are flowers too its just that they aren't where you want them and they do add colour and wildlife too so they can't be all bad.

I finished the inside of my card with the original image stamped and coloured with water colour pens but somehow the mouse on the card front looks bigger.

I would like to thank Christine and the team at Housemouse for giving me the opportunity of being guest designer and wish whoever is the next guest designers well and hope they have just as much fun as I have had. Please pop over and join in the fun you never know what might happen it could be you.

5 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful colour choice, so bright and cheery, great use of the embossing folder and the super cute "pop" stamp. Another interesting fact about dandelions is they are the bees first food in the spring. Super card.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julye :-) I love how you embossed the dandelions and then popped the little mouse on there, a very clever and fabulous idea!! I love the whole design of this and I love that you finished the inside too :-)

I am sure the butterflies and bees love that you have left your garden to grow wildflowers ;-)

It has been such a pleasure to have you along with us these past weeks! XX we will be looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenges now!! :-) XX

luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Super cute image, Julye...fab embossing. Great design and lovely colour combo. Thank you for beeing with us as a GD,
hugs Dorte

Christine said...

Hi Julye adorable super sweet image, creative to use an embossing folder. Lovely card will make some ones day .. Many thanks for all your Guest Design creations we loved having you play along side us..

Mousey hugs Christine xx

Diane said...

Such a sweet card Julys and its been fab having you be one of our guest designers sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx