Tuesday, February 11, 2014

House Mouse Color Challenge

Over at the House Mouse and Friends blog they are having a color challenge this week.  We are being asked to use amethyst and vanilla and one other color on our creations.  You say, "amethyst" and I immediately think of soft spring flowers, which is rather interesting since I live in the desert and we don't do soft spring flowers.  We do prickly bright flowers, but that's another story for another day.
I chose green as my other color and this card was born.  I don't usually make big square cards but it felt right for this one. I used glitter on the water so there are some sparkles in this card as well as flowers and flourishes. I was quite happy with how it turned out.
The Fine Print: "Flower Raft" House Mouse stamp by Stampabilities, Madera corner flourish by Memory Box, paper flowers by Prima, brad and designer paper from my stash.  Break out your House Mouse or friend stamp and join in on this challenge!  If your brain is like mind and amethyst and vanilla don't mean anything to you, think Purple and Cream.   Yeah, see how much easier that is to remember?!

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Terrific card!!! Love the design on this and that pretty non-prickly flower and flourish! The image........OMGoodness.....I have this exact same one sitting on my desk trying to think of some way I could do this to enter the challenge too! No way I could top this pretty card so will have to re-think on another image now! Love your card.
Lynn

Janeen said...

i love this!! i want to play too. it's on my list. i have a SU color called Almost Amethyst and it's a favorite of mine. Great work with the leaves trailing in like that. pretty! pretty! pretty! I'm glad i don't have this same image or i would be so...what am i gonna do?

Sandee Setliff said...

amethyst makes me think of my birth month gemstone :) I love the soft lavender and green color combination, so very pretty!

Julia Dunnit said...

I can't think of a single spring flower colour of amethyst...what's wrong with me? I Like the card, you totally nAiled the colour combo, in English or media speak, they're nice colours! and erm, I read the small print,.its so small I read the raft word as erm, rat!!!

Di said...

Oh yes! This really is a Spring card Judy - such pretty colours and an adorable image too. Beautifully coloured if I may say too.

Hugs, Di xx

Janet McLaughlin said...

Adorable image, Judy, and gorgeous die cuts! Your coloring is beautiful and the whole card is perfect!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful use of the challenge colors and this adorable mousie image! I love that background paper and your corner adornment!

butterfly said...

I love Craftyblogland... Amethyst and Vanilla - that'd be purple and cream, then?

Lovely spring time card, and the glistening water is a terrific touch.
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card. You aced the colours and that little mouse out rafting is a sweetie!

Donna Hanley said...

I love how you presented this darling image. Your glitter show us nicely and I love the corner die piece with all your flowers. You are right this one deserved to be on a larger size card. Thanks a bunch for playing along with us here at House Mouse & Friends this week. Have a fun filled week.

Bonnie said...

Amethyst and green is a perfect combo! And a perfect little mouse for these colors!

Sue said...

These mice have the sweetest faces, and you have made the sweetest card. Love the plaid purple background paper and flowers. Sparkly water is perfect. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Jules said...

Hi Judy

Fabby card indeed!!!

Loving your cute image and gorgeous background.

Feeling sorry for you if you don't get to see soft Spring flowers .. .. but then again I don't have bright prickly ones!! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Judy, such a sweet image and I love your pretty flowers.
Pauline
x

Wishcraft said...

Super sweet card, such pretty colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mrs A. said...

So you should be too as this is a delightful card. It is mostly how a lot of peeps in the UK are getting about at the moment. The flooding is getting very bad. Seems to be no let up with the bad weather either . We have had terrific winds again today and rain with another onslaught coming on Friday. hugs Mrs A.
p.s. BTW I love the colours on your card.

Jessi Fogan said...

I just love these mice :) And I had to laugh at your colour descriptions...been there.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Smashing card with special mention for that gorgeous backing paper. It's yummy! Lx

Lori Barnett said...

AWESOME!!!! :)