Monday, September 28, 2009

Apologies to Clement C. Moore

Wanted to make a mouse with ornament punch for face and butterfly punch for ears

Problem:  couldn't get his face the way I wanted
Solution:  resorted to the open mouth idea like the singing reindeers I have seen  (Here is one example.) 

Problem:  his body was too short and too wide to hold a song book but needed to convey "Christmas"
Solution:  red and white scarf

Problem:  he needed something in his hand
Solution:  thought of the line from the famous Night Before Christmas poem  "not a creature was stirring not even a mouse" so I HAD to make this one STIR . Thus, I added a wooden spoon and mixing bowl.

Problem:  What could I do with him?
Solution:   recipe page

Problem: I have nothing else I want to say about him
Solution: stop typing and show a close up.


Judy Rowland said...

OMG!! He is too, too cute!! I LOVE HIM and the SENTIMENT!! What do we have to do to convince you that we need some instructions for recreating him? :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW! He is sooooo cute. Absolutely adorable! I'm glad he is singing, I always sing when I make cookies, lol. Did you email Judy above and tell her that if she wants instructions
she has to give you a prize? That ALWAYS works!
Thanks for another unbelievable little critter. I
don't know what we would do without your inspiration and sense of humor.

Whimcees said...

Ellen, you will soon have the most popular stamping blog of all! Your characters are so excellent that I am in amazement at each creation! Way to go girl!

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

OMG is right! This is adorable. I too would love some instructions on how to recreate him if you are willing to share. I'm new to your blog but this little guy pulled me in and I think I'm going to become a regular visitor from now on. : ) thanks so much for sharing.

RuthieB said...

Another winner!!!!!!! I love him!

Anonymous said...

As always you have outdone yourself. This mouse is by far my favorite!

And I'm sure I'll change that to another because you always find something else to design that is better than the last.

I bow down to you oh queen of punches! LOL

(and yes ladies I am VERY proud...Ellen is in my DL group..aren't you jealous?) :)

Elaine said...

This is the most amazing punch art creation I've ever seen! He is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it! I seriously need to CASE.

Debby said...

Ellen, you amaze me with your punch art. Each one gets cuter and cuter, I love them all. This one reminds me of my Mom, she always loved mice. To stinkin' cute!
Angel hugs

Gina said...

Too cute. Reminds me of the "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie" story...

Anonymous said...

I love him/her! Can't hardly wait till I can make it too! Looks like the mouse in "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie". Thanks for sharing

Martha said...

How adorable. that's a great idea!

Robbe VK said...

Wow...I am so impressed with your wonderful artwork! This is the first time I have visited your site. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing. :o)

Anonymous said...

I know everyone has said it already, but WOW! I just started doing some punch art and this mouse is adorable. This is my first time at your site too and I am jealous of your talent!