Thursday, April 16, 2009

My coffee, creamy, chocolaty dream!!

Good Afternoon to all,
I am happy to say that I am done with this weeks House Mouse challenge,
brought to us by America: Multiple Images.
The concept is to use multiple images, either by restamping the same image multiple times,
splicing up an image into several frames,
using different images in one project, etc.
I also intend to submit this card in this weeks Colour Create Challenge,
as their colour pallette is Chocolate, coffee and cream
with the optional challenge of adding distressing to the enrty.
For my mousies, I went with a chocolate theme and since chocolate is
my favorite thing in the universe,
I really had to take this project seriously!!

I used 3 HM images, Chocolate Truffles (Stampa Rosa!! '97),
Peppermint Delight, and Chocolate Delight.
I stamped Chocolate Truffles about 70 times (j/k, 4 times) and layered its components to make
an actual chocolate box and for lots of dimensional chocolates!!
Sorry Mudpie, I know this stamp was all about you, but.... I covered Mudpie so I could have
all the mice in there...
Chocolate Delight has been pierced out and scattered about the project.
Peppermint Delight is how I got Monica in here, I cut her mint out and
gave her a truffle instead.

I used watercolors on the images,
put a little diamond liquid over the chocolate.
For depth, I glued Monica directly
on the choco pile,
Mudpies feet are glued onto a truffle and
I raised his head and candy up with a
foam mount (wanted him to look like he was
REALLY into that chocolate!!)
Maxwell and Amanda are resting on
3-D glue dots.

For the box, I used craft card stock,
layered it over the stamped image, added a little bit of structural elements,
and heat embossed the lettering with clear powder, then coloured it in with
watercolor pencils.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card.
Leave me a comment, I LOVE feedback from
my fellow crafters!!
Enjoy your day, Stephanne


scrapperjulia said...

This is such a fun card, all of the little mice getting their tummies full of chocolates! Great job with the challenge, Stephanne!

Karen Valentine said...

This is a really awesome card. I love the layering. Nicely done.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, great use of the colours and I just love that fabulous, beautifully done image (or should I say images). Wonderful details.
Thanks for joining this week at both HM&F and CC.
hugs Heather xx

Tara said...

Perfect card Stephanie, the colours work perfectly for this cute image!
Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge! xx

Karen Valentine said...

Stephanie I wish I had the ability to email you to thank you for your extremely kind words and encouragement. You don't know how much that means to me. It's always a little scarey to put my stuff out there and the whole blogging community has been wonderful. Thank you so much!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Superb card Staphanie. Wonderful attention to detail and such a cute stamp...oh, you have me heading off to raid the Easter choclate again now! Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Kris Dickinson said...

I love the House Mice and this is just too darling! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog too. ((HUGS)) - Kris

Sue said...

What an adorable card! You did alot of work on this one......great results. Love everything going on, so much to look at and great colors too.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card!

America said...

WOW!! What a terrific HM card! Excellent job on my challenge. Thanks for playing along on HM&F and TFS!!!