Tuesday, 11 November 2008

House Mouse Challenge 13 (Use your junk)

This week's House Mouse is to use 'junk' - a bit difficult as I didn't think to bring any junk with me on holiday. I had to resort to searching my son's place for junk. Many an argument followed - what I said was junk, he said wasn't. That's OK - I waited until he went to work and found a plant pot on the kitchen windowsill - no plant - just some grit in the bottom. He'd already told me that it could be used again - Yeah - it was there in June when I was there and still hadn't been used - that's junk in my book.
I used a sketch by Jacqueline created for Friday Sketchers a couple of weeks ago, which I love. I used Basic Grey papers and watercoloured the image I then added the 'grit' at the bottom, securing it with silicone glue.
This is the second attempt at this ard - I really didn't like the first one but am quite happy with the way this one turned out.


26 comments:

Dawn said...

Aww this is brilliant how resourceful1 - Just so cute love it Heather!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, so cute and clever! I think it turned out great!
gotta run finish my challenge card now. it's fun to see what 'junk' everyone is using! :)

rosalien said...

Brilliant idea the grit, lol...I love it. I love the papers and the image. They match perfect with each other.Great card.

Rosalien

Shary said...

Sorry Heather I had to chuckle at the argument bit, typical bloke!!!
Great idea though and your card looks brill.
Thanks for the link I'll have a good look at it.

Lori Barnett said...

Now that is a clever idea for junk! hee hee hee. I would have never figured out how to get that stuff on a card and make it stick without it looking like yuck!! What a cute HM image!! I love it! Glad you got to play with us this week and turn some junk into something beautiful :)

mueppi said...

Wow....... Rica
what a wonderful card and great work!
I love this image and your colouring!!
Hugs Gisela

Ann said...

you are amazing - how you are managing to do such fabbie work away from base I don't know.

Love this card.
Ann xxx

Debbie said...

This is brilliant Heather, love the cute HM image and the colous & swirl look fab. Debbie x

Sassy Crafts said...

Lol - your post just had me giggling!! I do hope your son won't be blaming me for the lack of plant pot he has......PMSL. Fantastic card, great colours and sketch. Will have to give that one a go. x

Rachel said...

This is so cute i love it!

Tara said...

You clever lady, another inspired idea and such a cute card!
Dare I say it....... no ruddy stamps yet, arghhhhhh!! xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh the dirt is perfect! Very sweet and a great layout too boot!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You are so talented!!! I never would have thought to use something like this, and it looks wonderful with your image!!! Fabulous card!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Carolyn Bounds said...

You are so talented!!! I never would have thought to use something like this, and it looks wonderful with your image!!! Fabulous card!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Nancy said...

This card is great! Love the colors. Grit...yep, that qualifies as junk! Your son will never miss it. ;)

Faerielore said...

lovely card these images are sooooo fab xxx

Faerielore said...

lovely card these images are sooooo fab xxx

eviledna said...

LOL, you are funny, I hope your son doesn't demand his grit back :)
Ingenious and beautifully put together.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

De said...

This is too stinkin adorable! I love it!

De said...

This is too stinkin adorable! I love it!

theneon said...

Rica -- this is a fabulous card -- no junk there no matter how you look at it. Your son is right -- that's not junk. If you are on Holiday -- you must have packed a separate suitcase to have such beautiful things with you for cardmaking. Cheers! Martha Kay, aka, theneon

TaraG said...

WOW!!! Rica this is such a sweet card and your use of "junk" is soooo clever!!!! I must say you are a dedicated stamper...crafting while on holiday. I admire your commitment and dedication to your art and blog, smile!!! Hugs, TaraG

Kirsten said...

This is stunning, I love the image - that poor little mouse!! Using the grit was an inspired idea & the colouring is lovely. Kirsten.

Heather said...

"hoppin over from PCP to tell you how much I love this card!!! What a great idea! Very creative and fun!

Janneke said...

Great card ;)
Thanks for joinig the HM&F Challenge :D

X Janneke

Els G. said...

Love your card! It's perfect and the image and the grit appear to be made for eachother!
Els
x

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