Monday, July 11, 2011

Merry Mousie

Bah! Humbug!     Challenge 27...Meeces
Jingle Belles     JB28-Holiday Leftovers

I didn't think I'd get a card made for these two challenges, but today was a day on the phone and waiting for an inspector to approve the bathroom remodel. 
Plenty of time to cut and paste. Smilin' Stef from Ingenious Inkling inspired me with her bargello work and she even gave us a link to her great tutorial on the technique. I always say I'm not a puzzle person and this was kind of like a puzzle. Once, I had chosen my papers however and followed Stef's tutorial it all fell right into place. I don't think my left end is exactly right, but I like the way the strip of Ho's are in a line. 
I found these cute mice on free Google images, printed them on card stock, cut them out, popped them up, added the bows with glue dots, popped up the sentiment and I've got a pretty cute Christmas card.
All those strips of paper are scraps from my K&Co Let It Snow paper pack when I made candy bar gift card holders for family Christmas presents last year. I already have my idea for this year's presents and it's hard to believe I need to start working on them in the next few weeks. 25 of something you don't want to wait til the last minute ;-)

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


SmilynStef said...

I was so thrilled to see you gave the bargello technique a try ... such a fun little backdrop for those cute little mise ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Max said...

Haven't heard of bargello technique but it certainly looks effective and your cute wee meeces seem to like it judging from their happy smiles lol! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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June Houck said...

I am inspired by Stef's card too. I saw the Bargello technique 10 or so years ago and wanted to try it, but I never have! You did a marvelous job! Your card is really pretty. I look forward to seeing your 25 gifts for christmas 2011!

JeanFB said...

How adorable, and what beautiful bargello work!

Terry said...

Love your bargello background! Fabulous and cute Christmas card! Love the little mice!

mamapez5 said...

I love your two little mice. Google images can be very useful sometimes!
Kate x

Christine B. said...

Cute mice and a great background. Hugs x ChrisB

Kelly D said...

What a lovely image two little meeces enjoying each others company at christmas time, and they do appear to be very happy
Kelly x

lauren bergold said...

what a *FABULOUS* version of that bargello technique, it looks MAGNFICENT, and those sweet little mice make it even more spectacular! :) :) :)

An Occasional Genius said...

Yep, the bargello technique looks fab on this card, I tried it once but didn't get it quite right!! Must try again but you've cracked it here, Fab!!

Thanks for sharing at Bah Humbug,

Abi - Guest DT for July x

Annie said...

Just got back from holiday and am catching up on everything that's been happening at Bah! Humbug! Don't want to miss out on any of the stunning cards that have been entered while I've been away.
I've not heard of this technique before either - I like it though and perhaps should giv3e it a go. Love your card.
Ann xxx
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