Oh to have such good helpers in the garden! My *garden helpers* are of the very large, furry, four legged canine variety who would dearly love to chase these mice and bunny!
Today's card is for two challenges. This week's HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS challenge is to create a summer card with any House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies stamp. This carrot harvest House Mouse stamp says SUMMER to me, especially as I wait most of the year in anticipation of working in my garden. In addition to the House Mouse and Friends challenge I used this week's MOJO MONDAY layout sketch shown below. I chose to use the square layout since this is a fairly large stamp. Isn't the detail in the scene fun? If you look closely you'll see a tiny ladybug crawling up the carrot leaves. So instead of a flower at the bottom of the layout I decided to play along with the ladybug theme and give my card another ladybug crawling amongst the carrots tops. The carrots I have growing in my garden are coming along quite nicely. Luckily, I have not had a ladybug problem, or (touch wood) any type of vermin or buggy critter problems this year. As you can tell though, the carrots in my garden (below) are not ready for a harvest quite yet. But they are doing well - and definitely need thinning out! Card recipe:
Stamp: "Carrot Harvest" from Stampabilities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, and Tim Holtz RANGER "peeled paint" Distress Ink. Image colored with copic markers
Embellishments: Michael's tiny spools satin ribbon, Martha Stewart fern punch, wooden ladybug, and machine stitching.And in other news let's all shout Yippeeeeeee Skippy! The Canada Post postal strike has ended and, supposedly, we are to begin receiving mail and I can also FINALLY mail the stack of cards I've had ready and waiting to mail. Three weeks is an awfully long time to be without mail delivery!
Until next time!