Tuesday, February 1, 2011

House Mouse Challenge Hearts

The House Mouse Challenge was hearts but I didn't feel like doing a card. Somewhere I have Valentine's Day cards I made last year stashed. So I decided to hunt for my heart shaped tins that I've kept for a few years now.


I decided to use some decoupage tissue in gold.

Getting all the edges

Drying on top of Granny's old sewing machine, while I fix up the front.

For the Front I stamped House Mouse Lilac Bouquet onto plain white cardstock in black Stayz On. I cut it out using Fiskars Shape Express 5 inch heart. I trimmed around the image so the background L would show. I colored it in with Pebbles Inc. I Kan' dee Pearlescent and Regular chalks. The Purple Heart is made from Core'dinations white wash cardstock, embossed with Cuttlebug alpha and sanded with Tim Holtz block sander (I <3 that sander) I attached the hearts with glue dots and then attached it to the still drying tin with some Glue Arts cut it yourself foam squares. I <3 those too because you can cut them to size so you don't have to use a bazzilion squares to stick something big down.


A close up so you can see the shine of the chalks. I did the background in white so some of the purple picked up on the bottom but eh whatcha gonna do.

And now this crafter is missing her hockey game! I hope you enjoyed my tin.


mommaidwf said...

That's really great Mel! What a neat idea. Nice project :).

Sue said...

What a creative project, and love that heart shaped tin. The Gruffie stamp is just too cute and love how you colored it. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the HM&F Monday Challenge.


Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a fabulous creation, beautiful colouring, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Nicely done and creative project! That bear is so sweet. Thanks for playing in our House Mouse and Friends Challenge.

Suzanne said...

A really lovely project, your very creative. Love the image, he's so cute. Hugs Sue x

Rica said...

Fantastic creation, that heart shaped tin is fabulous and your Gruffie so cute - great colouring.

So glad you could join at House Mouse & Friends and in the GDT call.
Heather xx

Tracy said...

sweet creation, Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for January

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

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

Hugs, Natascha

Lisa said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great project...looks like a lot of work! Thanks for sharing with me at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!