Thursday, May 24, 2012

Circles, Polka Dots & All-around Fun


What with all of the reorganizing I've been doing in my craft room, I've discovered lots of things I'd forgotten I had, including this adorable House Mouse image.  I don't even know the last time (if ever) I made something for one of the many stamping challenge blogs out there, but I decided to give it a go when I realized that the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge this week is for Circles, Polka Dots & All-around Fun.  Hopefully this card fits the bill!  I colored in the image with dye ink from a variety of very (very) old - but still juicy! - Close to My Heart ink pads (just push the closed lid down onto the ink pad, then use a moist paint brush to pick up the ink from the inside of the lid).  The polka dot paper is also pretty ancient and the name of the manufacturer escapes me, darn it.  I made this card with the fold at the top; that way the card can be used for English or Hebrew.

8 comments:

Carla said...

Love this! I just posted my card and realized we used the same stamp and colors! Great minds think alike! :)

Jennifer said...

What a darling card! SUCH a cute image and perfect for the ROUND theme. Your coloring and papers are fab! Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork and joining in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Joansie said...

Very clever!!!I like the card a lot. I think you should start your own line of greeting cards. They sure would sell quickly.

downrightcrafty said...

what a fun image and love how the papers mimic the image just beautiful, thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Kepanie said...

So cute! What a great trick for old stamp pads.

Gail said...

Great image! I've never seen it before!
So colorful!

Jocelyn said...

A lovely bright cheerful card and so nice to use rediscovered treasures.
Jocelyn x
HM&FMC Guest DT for May

Sue said...

Love your cute juggler and the background paper. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Great take on the challenge.

Hugs
Sue