Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #25


I have posted a picture of the sketch that is to be the guideline for this week's House Mouse Monday challenge. There is a sponsor this week woo hoo that means a prize : ) If you click on the challenge sketch to the right it will take you to the web site of a company called "2 Red Bananas : )
For my challenge card this week I used the "Spotlight technique". I did a double spotlight on this one. The larger circle is very lightly colored and then the small circle is brightly colored. I wanted to show a progression in the light. Perhaps I should have done it in the reverse of this leaving the small circle in the shadow and as your perspective broadens it gets brighter LOL too philosophical? oh well! I hope you enjoy this card. I did enjoy creating it! Have a wonderful day and please stop by the House Mouse Monday blog to see what my fellow Mouse lovers did with this week's challenge.

I would like to mention my friend Heidi who is the sweet friend who gave me this House Mouse image. It was my very first House Mouse stamp and it was the one that made me fall in love with HM! Thank you again, Heidi. : )

Patti

26 comments:

Janice W. said...

Hi Patti,
I love what you created for this weeks challenge!! I am actually going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
:) Janice

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card!!!!!!
I love that image and what you done with it!!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Susan said...

Really cute Patti! I have my idea floating around in my head for this week's challenge....I just need to find the time to get it made. Don't you just love these HM challenges! I look forward to Monday mornings to see the new challenge.

Sassy Crafts said...

Great card and i love the spotlight technique you have used. It's very effective. x

GiftsByHeidi said...

Oooh I love the double spotlight technique. I've never seen that before. Love this card, it turned out great!

Nina said...

OK... now I know you are new to this, but LOVE your card... it is soo different and I love how it is stamped and then the circle of color is wonderfully creative! I beleive I will be lifting this idea for sure!! LOVE your card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very creative! Great spotlighting technique and I like the HM you used. Lovely card.

Jeanette - said...

The technique looks great on your card! Very pretty!

Larissa said...

Beautiful card. The spotlight technique is perfect!

Hugs,
Larissa

mycardz said...

Wow, I've never seen this technique before, and I love it! How perfect for this image. Really awesome job on the challenge, glad you could join us! :)

Judy said...

OMG Patti - that is soooo cute! I have never seen spotlighting done double like that and I love how the little petals are flying off the circle. Cute, cute!! TFS
Judy

Suzanne :O ) said...

adorable image and that spotlighting technique looks really good on this card! love the scalloped circle peeking out and your perfectly tied bow!

Sue said...

What a great idea the double spotlight is, really turned out nice. Love that image. Funny, I remember the first hm stamp I got and it was a long time ago.

W Y G said...

Love what you've done with your card. It's very artistic and original. I've never tried the spotlight technique. You've inspired me to give it a try!

Grace said...

Hi Sister!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such a nice comment! I love your double spotlight technique! I always love the spotlight but I really love it double... the progression is just right... I wouldn't change a thing! Now that I've begun following the HM challenge... I'll be seeing more of you I'm sure! Have a great night!

eviledna said...

Who comes up with these ideas? spotlighting, how clever is that! I love the way you've gone from B&W to semi coloured to full colour, maybe your next card will be in reverse, that'd be interesting to see.
Take care & keep smiling
Ann

Shary said...

This is a great card, I love the way you have made the circle with the colour. Beautiful.

Shary said...

This is a great card, I love the way you have made the circle with the colour. Beautiful.

Dawn said...

This is incredible. I love the highlighting. I would have never thought of that. LOVE this card.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Amazing!! I have never seen this technique doubled like this - what a fabulous effect!!! This card is wonderful!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a magnificent mousie masterpiece!!!! I have never seen this technique before, but it is fabulous!!! I love the varied ranges of color, and the hint of blue in the tiny piece of scalloped edging and the border around the tiny circle. I also love the placement of the half pearls. What an absolutely striking card!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

I am SO happy you were able to play along with us in this week's challenge!!! I cannot wait to see the beauty you create for next week's challenge:o) Hint...hint;o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

rae said...

This is beautiful Patti, LOVE that spotlight technique! Fabulous card my friend ;)

Carmen O. said...

What a clever and creative card you have created! Love it. Great take on the challenge.

Maria Matter said...

Patti, Wow, this is an awesome example of the spotlight technique!
Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing the links!
Blessings, Maria

rubberstampinzone said...

Patti!!!
amazing! That is it in a word. What a gorgeous, beautiful, and wonderful card. The technique seems fun. I've never tried it. But I've seen it done before and yours is incredible. It's perfect. I'm going to have to give it a try myself. The house mouse image is so adorable too.
You sure have massive talent!

Anonymous said...

Well, I think that you should win the prize. I love your card!!
~Vicky:)