Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mushroom House

The challenge this time at Make it Crafty is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided with a vintage theme. I made this card using Mushroom House and Christmas Elves from Make it Crafty.

I started off with vintage style holiday paper but in the end the card looks more modern than vintage! Here's the Mushroom House before it was covered. The other challenges were to make a holiday card; use red and green; and something metallic (brads).

Challenge: Make it Crafty - Fun Challenge #4
Challenge: Pile It On - Challenge #42
Challenge: The Ribbon Girl - Colour Challenge #2
Challenge: Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Challenge #68
Challenge: Wee Memories - Challenge #28
Main Stamp:
Mushroom House and [altered image of] Christmas Elves (MiC)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Basic Gray Embossing Folders Plaid & Snowflakes Set
Copic Colors:
-elves: E00, E11, R20, R22, R24, R29, G20, G21, G24, G28, YR23, YR24, B91, B93, 0
-house: G20, G21, G24, G28, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R22, R24, R27, R29
-plants: YR21, YR24, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
-other: C00, C1, C3, C5, B91

Did you know? The Etruscan Shrew is the smallest known mammal by mass, weighing only about 1.8 grams on average. The Etruscan shrew has a body length of about 4 cm excluding the tail.
[Etruscan Shrew,]


  1. Wow, your colouring is simply unreal! I LOVE the way you have done he ground and the mushroom house looks fantastic! And what PERFECT reds - that's the shade I never seem to work properly!

  2. It's really a very nice scene ! Love the colors wow ! superb card !

  3. Another fantastic creation Barbara! I love your colouring and how you've combined those mischievous elves with the house. They crack me up. Those yummy papers are just perfect too. Hugs, Maria

  4. yummmo!!! I love it love it! You rock me with your amazing talent for colouring! How gorgeous are these two images together!! xxxxoooo

  5. hahhaha Barbara I am sloooow. I love how you switched those elves around! That looks way better!

  6. Your card is FANTASTIC!! I LOVE everything about.. those elves are too toooo CUTE! :)
    Thank You for joining us at PIO this week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  7. You did a fabulous job with the metallic challenge! Your card is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!


  8. absolutely LOVE this - those elves look perfectly at home with the mushroom house. your coloring rocks. so glad to be designing along side you.

  9. Wonderful card, just adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!

    Connie :-)

  10. I love this little scene, these elves are so cute !!! Wonderful colors and coloring :-)

  11. the elves and mushroom house look fabulous - we can see that a lot of work has gone into this card - thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl challenge - good luck, Mary and Andrea

  12. What a fun card Barbara, really love all the details in it! Your colouring is sooo gorgeous. Jill x

  13. What a fun card, with great details. And awesome coloring. Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)

  14. Barbara, what a fun card. Your coloring on the images is fabulous and love all the embellishments.


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