Saturday, January 15, 2011

House Mouse Monday Challenge - New Beginnings

The House Mouse Monday Challenge blog is having a blog hop - it's a big party over there! This card is for their "New Beginnings" challenge - I had a birthday on "New" Years Day, so this is my take on the theme. The image is from Joanna Sheen's unmounted HM sets, and it's watercolored using Derwent Inktense and watercolor pencils. I used Polar White, Sand, and Nut Brown Flower Soft to give the cake some dimension. Nut Brown makes great chocolate cake crumbs!

Time to start getting my head back in the game this week... it's been fun having extra time for challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Dini, tried to order some Polar White today. All out of stock. Good to see your use of blending it for color and dimension. Happy Birthday to you, young lady! Great blessings and total abundant living to you. Also enjoyed your Fl's blog hop strawberries and ribbon. Your thing-a-majig positioning of a lovely bird perched for youthful delight reminded me how to solve a total tiny item location desire on an ATC. Many Thanks, Dini.
    Keep Looking UP!

  2. I just love your housemouse card and the chocolate cake, it looks good enough to eat :)
    Lynn X

  3. WOW, love this image and the flower soft is a brilliant idea for the piece of cake and chocolate too!! Love the coloring and blending. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop. Beautiful entry.

    Hugs, Sue

  4. Hi ya
    a beautiful card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  5. Love, love, love your card, Dina! The water coloring is beautiful and the cake looks so real. Awesome!!!

  6. oh so fun! Lovely fave medium, but never use it. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

  7. Gorgeous card Dina :-) The image is fab ,, such a cutie and your colouring and flower soft are fantastic !! I love the crumbs ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Eeek! Dear Dini,

    I love your House-Mouse Designs® New Beginnings card creation. The cake looked so good it made me hungry for birthday cake and Muzzy was colored beautifully. It would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it and any other House-Mouse Designs®, HappyHoppers® and/or Gruffies® cards, you've created, on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
    Click here

    Thanks so much.

    Barry Percy
    House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

  9. So sweet, great coloring and flocing. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

    Hugs, Natascha