Tuesday, August 31, 2021

It's Summer Lovin' time at Shopping Our Stash.

 It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Challenge 453 is Summer Lovin' so summer realted projects please.  Not sure sure about the summer lovin' I'm not lovin' it at all its too hot and humid of course there is no A/C at the cottage, and I'm sticking to the keyboard on the laptop as well as it is on my lap instead of on the laptop table. Taking pictures today was fun as well, a bit of a breeze so had to be quick to capture a shot before it was face down on the breakwall. 

Here we are on the beach with a beach card. teehee. First I decided on my image, from House Mouse Designs (had remembered to bring a summer stamp with me) Keeping Cool with Muzzy. After I coloured it with copics I fussy cut it out so I could elevate it with foam strips on the the smooshed background, believe it or not the watercolour paper is from the dollar plus store, 18 sheet pad for $2.99. I layered it on a very thin black layer so it pops. Then with a lot of fanagling I cut the pink layer out of the larger pink piece (I only had one) with a large stitched rectangle,  (I don't have EC plain squsres) Then what would summer be like without a gingham tablecloth? The paper pack was from the $$ and I bought it 2 years ago or longer because of the Baby Girl piece in it.  There will be a sentiment on the front when I get home for a suitably sized one.

I did have a picture of how the image is popped up but is was way too fuzzy to post it.

So finished the inside with a Stampendous cling stamp dated 2015, and a few scraps of the patterned paper and cardstock.

I am entering this in:

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything Goes (I'm way off the option)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog ~~ Lots of Layers (my kind of challenge)

Seize the Birthday ~~ By  the Sea Challenge # 221

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the MAIN BLOG to see what the rest of the design team have made. 


Bunny said...

We don't care if your off the option, Barbara. That's the good thing about the HM challenge. It's always Anything Goes. For us in Florida it's going to be hot for two more months so I can relate to Muzzy. I feel like I need more than a few ice cubes some days. Your card is so cute. I love how you tied in the cold drink with the pink paper. Muzzy is making good use of the umbrella. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhhh my gosh, this is a showstopper missus! as always the perfect image for the theme, beeeeeautifully colored; gorgeous background, that pop of black and then PINK GINGHAM that focuses our eyes directly on the pink lemonade and the sweet house mouse... or in this case... beach mouse lol! yowza!!! ♥♥♥

April said...

Such a bright and cheery card! I love the gingham paper. We are hot here too, but will have cooler weather in a few days. I am looking forward to that. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

Donna said...

Love the beach on a beach and of course your wee house mouse :)

Sue said...

I can sure relate to this little guy cooling off. It has been so hot for days here in New York. He has the right idea for sure. Your card is lovely, the pretty coloring and papers are perfect. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Maria Rodriguez. said...

Barbara, Im always amazed and jealous of your amazing collection of House Mouse stamps and this one is so adorable!! This is exactly what i wanted to do last week when it was so hot and humid down here.
Your coloring of this sweet little mousey is amazing!! The sky background is done masterfully!!
This is one adorable card!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun scene you created, Barbara and I love your cute vacationing housemouse! Love the sentiment on the inside too. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Carol x

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Barbara :-) I love this mousie image, cooling down on the beach with a cocktail! absolutely gorgeous! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Lols x x x

TaeEun said...

Oh! The cute little mouse looks so happy relaxing under the shade! The pink gingham panel is so pretty and goes well with the pink beverage! Great choice! Thank you so much for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

Misti said...

I'm so jealous of that mouse! I would love to have a beach vacation right about now. LOL Super cute card! Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh boy wish I had an ice cube on my feet today-it's so hot. Love your card and the fun dimension! Thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

Christine said...

Super sweet mousey card, looks like this guy is defo enjoying his long awaited summer..

Thanks for sharing with us @ HMFMC

mousey hugs Christine x

Fiona said...

What a chilled out little mouse - such a great image. I love all the layers - thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin

Pat K said...

Such a fun image on this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Dorte said...

Such a lovely HM image, super sweet card, Barbara. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte x