Monday, July 21, 2008

House Mouse Christmas

I am seeing a lot of Christmas in July sales and Christmas in July on the blogs, so I guess this is my little Christmas in July. This is the set of 10 cards that I created for the Christmas Card Challenge over on A lot of my friends have already seen them, so sorry if this is a repeat for you, but I did add some more color and tea dyed some, too.

Okay, first off I used this adorable stamp that I found from Stampa Rosa of the House Mice playing on a rocking horse and sleigh. It is called "On Dancer, On Prancer." So cute, and it reminded me of things I did as a child, usual with a stuffed animal of some sort in tow. I also used creamy caramel as my card base with the present pattern of the Figgy Pudding dp from Basic Gray. Don't ya just love their papers? I really don't splurge and buy much DP, but if I do, I really LOVE BG.

This first picture (above) was a group shot). I colored the first one, but thought with the edges sponged creamy caramel, it kind of made the paper look antique. So I think I am going to let a few go like that as well. Besides, this was a difficult image to color. Lots of tiny detail, and my heart just wasn't in it this past weekend. (been busy all week getting a lot of work done for vacation next week -- LOL -- isn't that something hurry up so you can relax). *sigh*
This last card shows you how the image looks with the creamy caramel sponging on the edges and Rangers tea dye ink sponged on the rest. I really like the vintage feel of this image, and I think it comes through more with the ink distressing. Images were also layered on chocolate chip (one of my favorite colors).
Hope you enjoyed the cards. I am working on some other things right now for another design team try-out, but I can't show you yet. I hope things work out with this one, too, but either way I will show you later what I came up with.

Hope everyone is having a GREAT summer! :)

EDITED TO ADD: By the way, did you see the new image to the right? The long-sleeved t-shirt "blog button" is from Melanie M herself. You can get one for your blog too by emailing her. Check on her blog -- Hands, Head and Heart Then hurry on over to GinaK's store to get your Little Tee set, too. These stamps are SO cute! :)

First signature idea


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE these!!!!! The vintage look is so amazing!!

Deb said...

wow, you have been busy, fabulous Christmas cards, wish I had this many done!
Isn't it strange that we always stress ourselves out just before we go on holiday, have to wonder if it is worth going?

Anonymous said...

Whose been a busy chick!? Love the cards, what fun they look. All this Christmas in July is making me think I need to get my cards started!

:) Marcia

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Kelly, Wow you've been busy and well done for making 10 Christmas cards in July. Love the cute image and agree about the BG papers.. love them too! Hope you had a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Jane said...

Love these! I hear you on the coloring thing...I love HM images but they sure are a chore. I like the ones you left as "aged" too.


finnabair said...

I've looked throgh your blog today..your carsare simply adorable!
best wishes:)

Seleise said...

cute, cute, cute! love these!!!