Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a....mouse????

I made this card a few days ago, after reading about the Anything goes challenge at Fuzzy Wuzzy and the embossing challenge at House Mouse and Friends. I needed to make a card for a family member who is currently dealing with some serious health issues (this is the guy I wrote about two posts or so ago). I love this House Mouse image, but I really wanted to highlight the one particular part of the mouse sucking on a lemon. Basically, this cute little sentiment stamp I had was calling to me. It actually says "being sick just stinks," but I remembered it as saying, "being sick just sucks." With my unreliable memory in my mind, I thought that a mouse sucking on a lemon would be perfect, so I cut him out from the larger image, colored him up, and went looking for my sentiment stamp. Imagine my surprise when it said "stinks" and not "sucks"! Rather than finding a new sentiment or typing it up on my computer, I simply handwrote the word "sucks", matted it on a color to match the card, and slapped that sucker down. This is how it turned out:
I colored the image with copics, embossed some yellow cardstock, and found a big lime sticker that had somehow made it through the recent purge of my scrap room. And I gotta tell ya, no matter which way you put it, being sick really does stink/suck.

14 comments:

Tracy S said...

I love that image and sentiment together. I also love the way you colored the cutting board. It looks so real. Great job and I will be praying for your uncle!

Brenda said...

Gina, I love it! I love the change in your sentiment, it is perfect! As Tracy said your coloring rocks!!

Melissa Allison said...

Very cute card!! The mouse is just too cute!

Sue said...

What a cute card, love how you altered the sentiment to suit your card. Stamped image is colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sue

Sue said...

Wonderful HM card, great colors too. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue Drees

Lori Barnett said...

I agree...being sick does suck....BIG TIME! Glad you were able to play along with us on HM & Friends. ((hugs))

America said...

oh what a FUN GREEN HM GET-WELL! FUN way to showcase those LIMES!! Thank you for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge! :)

Christine said...

Fab HM creation love the sentiment cute image hope it makes him smile..great take on the embossing chall.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.come back soon..

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous card, luv how you have used this image, great sentiment,lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Tracy said...

Awww so cute. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for January

Rica said...

Great card Gina, certainly makes my mouth 'pucker' up!! Fabulous embossing, perfect sentiment and I love how you used just part of the image - that's given me something to think about as so many House Mouse images are larger than you want them!!

So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends,
hugs
Heather xx

Lisa said...

What an adorable sentiment! Just made me giggle! Love your card! Thanks for playing along with us at HM&F Challenge this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Had a good laugh over your card this evening! Love how you paired this sentiment with the image...even if you had to change it just a wee bit! Very creative!!! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Amazing card. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha