Monday, 18 January 2010

House Mouse DT

It's Pat's choice at House Mouse this week and what a fabulous choice it is - the Faux grid technique. I really had fun doing this. You can find a tutorial Here and some great samples Here at SCS.




I thought the grid looked a little like bathroom tiles so I chose the fabulous image which is called 'Tubby Bears' - isn't it just adorable?  I stamped the image first then drew the grid in pencil, avoiding the image. I did intend to ink the grid but as I used pastel colours I decided to leave it in pencil so it wouldn't be too dark. The image and the gird are coloured in Copics, matted and layered on three colour co-ordinated cards and the sentiment (computer generated) is cut with Spellbinders Fancy tags and fastened with brads.  A very simple card but it took as much time are a more complicated one believe it or not.

Would you believe - no snow today so far - a first for a long time - I don't think it can get through the thick fog (you can only see about 50yds) and the temperature has hit +3 so perhaps a thaw it on it's way. 

26 comments:

Mandi said...

What a super image, so cute
Brilliant card hun

xx

Mandi said...

Perfect background paper too..meant to say that! lo

craftingmanda said...

wow what a gorgeous card, love the image it goes perfectly with the background.

Christine said...

Hi Heather another wow card love the idea of the squares as tiles..I struggled with this one..great card.

Hugs Christine xx

America said...

May look simple, but it's PURE adorableness and what a fab take on the FAUX GRID! Love the image & your soft colors! :)

nessy said...

just love this image ~not seen it before ~ stunning colouring ~love it!
vanessa xx

Tara said...

Oh WOW!!! This is an amazing effect Heather and your card is absolutely stunning..... it looks so professional and the colouring is perfect!
Hugs Tara xx

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is gorgeous, Heather. Really beautiful. And great colouring.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is so gorgeous Heather!
I love this sweet image so beautifully coloured!
Fabulous design!
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
WOW you have done an awesome job with the challenge, i totally luv this card i feel im in the bathroom with them! lol, fantastic colouring, LUV IT, sue.x

Greensleeves said...

Most gorgeous card, beautiful colouring!

Danielle said...

Wow Heather, this is one stunning card! Absolutely inspiring with the grid technique - I love it! Fabulous colours too!
Hugs, Danielle

Mina said...

fabulous stamp Heather...and your so right about the check paper it does look like tiles
Mina xxx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Heather,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Georgia said...

This is so adorable Heather - such a sweet image and I love how you've cut around it! The sentiment is fab too, and I love the paper! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Moni said...

Another gorgeous card, image is so cute! Great colouring! Hugs,moni

Barb said...

Heather, this card is absolutely adorable! Your coloring is perfection! It's all so much fun to look at!

Barb

June Houck said...

I bow down to you, card making goddess! You are the queen of house mouse. Your grid is perfectly drawn, and the "tile" shading is gorgeous!!! I was wondering who manufactured the tile dp, then I read your post. Amazing :)

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus hun love those papers too love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Patricia Rose said...

woo hoo... Heather I absolutely love what you did with the faux grid... and what an adorable image you used... awesome colouring.
hugs.. Pat

Elborgi said...

a perfect card! Wonderful image and colours!
Hugs
elma

mycardz said...

OMGoodness Heather!! You really ROCKED this challenge. I just love your card. They awesome grid with the soft pastels and at the diagonal are sooo amazing. I really love, love, love this card. Not to mention, your coloring is amazing! hugz, Mary

Alex said...

Love the card, cute bears in the bath tub and love your tiled background.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Lisa said...

WOW this is so soft! I love the whole feeling of this card! Your coloring is amazing!

Diane said...

What a cute stamp...those poor little bears look like they don't want us watching them in the tub...LOL.....love all your shading onthe towels, too...great card!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Looks like you and I had the same idea! LOL I really love this image so much! Love the pastel colors you used for your tile! Great card! Best,Curt

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