Thursday, December 16, 2010

Calendar Page - recycled

I had participated in a Calendar Swap a few years ago!  The end result was an awesome House Mouse calendar with some great images!  After that particular year was over I couldn't bare to throw away some of the images, so I have kept them and will create cards from them.  Here was the November iamge - the page I was responsible for!  I used this piece of image from the House Mouse stamp called "sleeping with the strawberries".  I hand drew the scarf and cut it out to add to my mouse.  I also hand drew the tree and colored it in by sliding ink pads directly tothe paper.  A few punched leave were added for some "movement" on the image. 

To create the card I took the calendar page and added it to this square of houndstooth from my scrap bin.  The sentiment (from Paper Tray, Papertrey Ink) was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and then I inked aorund the edges of the paper.   Added the whole thing to a 4.25" card. 

What can I say, I like to recycle.

Have a great day!


Imke said...

Fantastic way to recycle, Donelda. I made it with some 3x3 swap cards- i used the front and added it on a regular card.

Barry Percy said...

Eeek! Dear Donelda,

I just love your House-Mouse Designs® creation and it would be great if you wouldn't mind uploading it on to our web site. You can click on the link below to check this out.
Click here

Thanks so much.

Barry Percy
House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

Jessica G. said...

Congratulations on having your work recognized by the HM company!

I agree that this calendar mouse is way too cute to discard -- wonderful way to 'recycle' him!!

Angela said...

Really cute! I was in this swap, but I think in a different group than you were. I love how you have added your own touch with the scarf and the tree...very creative! Also, what a great idea to recycle....