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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Make a Splash

I got this new House Mouse "Diving for Gold" stamp just in time to participate in the House Mouse Make A Splash Challenge over at House Mouse and Friends. This really was a challenge for me as I'm not used to working with images this large. It's a 4 x 5 stamp and I was a little intimidated at the start. Finally, after my fourth or fifth stamping attempt I got it right, and it was easy going from there on. I really have to practice with these big guys more 'cuz they're so darn cute!

I stamped this with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and colored with Copics. and guess what? It was fun!!

20 comments:

  1. I love this Sue. Looks really inviting, nice time to take a dip here that's for sure.
    Will have to look into this stamp, as it is perfect for our extremely hot weather.
    Great job on the card and love the colors.

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  2. Love this image and your coloring is fantastic.

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  3. Is that great. What I wouldn't give for a dip in the pool right now.

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  4. Fantastic card, Sue!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

    http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

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  5. You colored it so nice, Sue!! I remember you said that you liked this image! Very sweet card! :-)

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  6. How cute. Great colouring. Thank you for showing.

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  7. This is absolutely magnificent I love it> Great work Sue! hugs Cathy

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  8. Awww how cute is this? too darn cute..LOL your right some of the stamps are very large but so much detail & scenes to them fab job with this image colouring great take on the Water theme chall.

    thanks for sharing at HM & friends Monday chall.

    smiles Christine x

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  9. Really cute! I love the mouse diving in! You did a great job.

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  10. Very Sweet. lovely colouring
    hugs Julie P

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  11. It is such a fun card! Beautiful coloring and love the background paper and the little fish charm. thanks for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  12. Fabulous card Sue, I absolutely adore this image and you've done a brilliant job of colouring it.
    Some of the HM stamps are huge aren't they???

    Thanks for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge,
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. Beautiful card, that image is such fun. Love the fish charm, really cute! I agree the big stamps can be a bit scary and I sometimes chicken out and use a smaller one!! Thanks for joining us at HM&F this time.

    Kat x

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  14. I love your card. They look like they are having a ball. Good luck with the challenge.

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  15. This is so darned cute! Love this fun image and that little fishy brad is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K

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  16. Sooo beautiful and fantastic colouring Sue..Loz

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  17. What a fabby card - love the colours as i LOVE pink - thanks for joining us at HM&F this week.
    Gill GDT for HM&F for July

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  18. Beautifully colored image. These are greatly detailed so the scenes ten to be quite large! :) great fishy! Awesome take on our "Make A Splash" theme!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at house-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!!! Hope to see you again joining us next time for our 100th Challenge and BLOG-HOP Celebration! :)

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  19. Great card. Love your creation. Thank you so much for joining us over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

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  20. First let me say - your coloring is wonderful. This is the cutest image. I haven't seen this stamp before. The papers are perfect as is the color selection. What a cute little fish to go with a really fun card.
    XO
    Sandy

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