8 November 2008

Happy Hopper apple eater

The post title reminds me of an old song the Purple people eater, oh dear, a very old song when I think about it! This card is for House Mouse Challenge where this week there's a recipe to follow, the card must include ribbon, two buttons, felt and a scalloped edge and as I've followed Trina's great sketch (which I flipped) I'm also entering A spoon full of sugar. I really love this little hopper image which I've pencil coloured and blended with Sansodor. I tore the edges of a rectangle of black magic card to reveal the tan coloured side and mounted these over the spot and black check background paper, then a red card blank. The two side elements of the sketch are a strip of felt and on top a strip of ric-rac which combines three of the HM requirements as the ric-rac has a scalloped edge LOL! There's a little red punched heart and buttons from stash with a knotted string on each. Sentiment is white rub on letters. TFL. Have a great week. Back soon, Chris

39 comments:

Tab said...

Hi Chris, I think I have just fell in love with your card! You have coloured it beautifully, to the point that those apples look good enough to eat lol! I can't believe have detailed it all looks, the bucket looks real. You are definately the prisma queen!Have a good weekend :0)
Tab xxx

fishlips said...

Chris this is so so darling, love the layout and the papers it does look like a picnic...Wonderful

Marlou said...

wow Chris this is adorable!!! I love gingham!! :) fabulous work as always :) x

Carolyn Bounds said...

You always have a way of leaving me speechless. Your card looks like a painting; it deserves to be framed and cherished forever!!! I love every gorgeous detail, and your coloring blows me away!!! Perfection at its finest!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

How funny, I was just singing that song the other day for my teenage boys! They thought I was crazy. Love how you colored those apples - you captured the light perfectly!
hugs, Jami

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER, girl...what FABULOUS coloring!!! I just love the image and those apples look good enough to eat!!! Love the background paper, too, and all your awesome details!!!

Sandra said...

Well Chris you was right how spooky for us both to use more or less the same paper...well great minds think alike...lol,gorgeous card,i so like black,white and red together they work so well,and with the added bonus of your cute image and fantastic colouring well its a great recipe for a stunning card,
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
Sandra x

Love to Doodle! said...

Sorry...don't recognise that song!! hee

This creation is gorgeous....bright, cheerful, superbly coloured and put together....love the paper combo...beautiful...and very striking...yep, deffo the Prisma Queen xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Chris i love this cute hoppers image, aren't those bunnies adorable. Such a gorgeous card hun. Hugs Linda x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Chris, I love the sweet image and your beautiful colouring, love the little buttons and the distresssed edge aroudn the image. Before I go I have something for you on my blog ;-) Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Poppy said...

wow how good are those apples ,stunning card.
poppy

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Chris so realistically coloured, those apples and bucket look divine. well done. Hugs rachxx

Kim said...

FABuuuulous, I love it...

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Chris, Love your take on this weeks Sketch, Thanks for playing along Hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

great card chris and such a cute image,the apples look good enough to to eat with such fabby colouring:)

sue
xx

Sharon said...

Wow Chris, your colouring is always brilliant but you've surpassed yourself with this card! I love it!!

Taniaj said...

what a beautiful card , just love everything about it Tx

All Pink girl said...

AAAARRRR what a cute card so gorgeous ,love the papers and the button details xxx
hope you have a fab week end hugs Dawnxxxx

Mary said...

Wow, I just found your blog and I just have to tell you........YOUR WORK IS BEAUTIFUL!
I am kind of new to card making so I am always looking for ideas. I love all the extras you add.
Thanks,
Mary

metalicbutterfly said...

Chris,
The colouring on your image is so beautiful what a very talented lady!



Emma xxx

flati said...

Gorgeous card Chris, I love everything about it.... your coloring is fabulous

Hugs, Sonja xx

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow, your colouring leaves me speechless!! It's totally amazing. Your whole card from the layout to the colours you have chose are perfect. xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris what a stunner!

Your colouring of your cute image is just first class. Love your dp and added detail.
Wonderful!
hugs
kim x

MiLaWi said...

Beautiful Chris!
I love how you colored the little mouse! The combination of the red with the black checks is great!!

Debbie said...

Fab card Chris, I love, love' love that image and your colouring is amazing. Have a lovely weekend. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Simply stunning again dear, what fantastuc colours and embellies, but your colouring of this beautiful images deserves to be hung in the RA.
As you can tell I am in love with this card
Hugs jacqui x

Bev said...

You did it again!! Made me fall off me chair!! This has truly blown me away Chris - it's fantastic!!!!!

big hugs
Bev x

Tara said...

This is fab! I love the colours and the gingham paper sets the whole card off perfectly! xx

Michele said...

I really love this card Chris, I could just take a bite of one of those apples they look so good. It's a gorgeous image and the colours work so well, it looks bright and fresh. Your colouring looks surperb with your Primacolour pencils. I just received my mine a few days ago and I love them. Hope you have a good weekend.

Michele
x

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Chris. Your card is adorable. I love this image. I remember that goofy song, too. :) Your coloring is great and so are the papers and trim you used. Very cute card!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What an adorable card! I love the black gingham bg, touches of red, and your beautifully colored image!

TaraG said...

Chris, the House Mouse stamps have never really appealed to me, until I saw this card of yours and the brilliant way you have coloured it in! I agree, it is a work of art and you are the Queen of Prisma Pencils!!!! You so inspired me that I went to check out the House Mouse challenge and I gave it a go! My First ever House Mouse card. I think you have me hooked on these sweet stamps now!!! You really have done a absolutely magnificent job with this card!!! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Hugs Tara G

Cass said...

Fabulous card.I adore this image and you've coloured it perfectly.Love the black and red colourscheme too.

Cass xxx

Donna said...

Chris you always manage to come up with such wonderfully different cards and this one is no exception, love the colours you have used and the image well, aaaahhhhhh :) Donna x

Els G. said...

Love your card! It's simply adorable!
Els
x

Phree said...

Sigh I do love to look at your cards and then I get so jealous! I wish I could colour in images as beautifully as you have coloured this little mouse and those very juicy looking apples - simply stunning work!

Mel said...

This is just co cute, I've just ordered some more House Mouse stamps. can't wait for them to arrive now I've seen this card, loving it ~ Mel

mueppi said...

Your card is so lovely and your colouring ist so perfect!
I love it, Chris!!!!
Hugs Gisela

sumbine said...

Awesome card!
Your coloring is fabulous and i like the color combo.