Monday, October 17, 2016

House Mouse Winter Wonderland

Happy Monday stampy friends!

Let's get in shape for the week, shall we! Over on the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for challenge #228, I have a fun theme for everyone: "Shape It Up"  Create a shaped card.

The new Die'sire Create-A-Card card base dies from Crafter's Companion are PERFECT for making a shaped card in a snap! I used the set called Rosie. It has 6 dies of the same shape in various sizes.

My House-Mouse image (which is as cute as they come!) is stamped and heat embossed on Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Cardstock. Then  I watercolored with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I LOVE these markers!

Marker colors: Desert, Charcoal, Sepia, Spice, Chestnut, Boulder, Begonia, Scarlet, Fawn, Teal, Peach, Tan, Slate and Black.

By heat embossing the image, it made it super easy to watercolor. The embossed raised edges help keep the color from bleeding into other areas. The sentiment stamp is from Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas - Cool Christmas Stamp Set.

The Spectrum Aqua markers are dual-tipped – at one end, there’s a soft brush nib for flexible line control and a more natural art surface feel. And at the other, a precise fine tip for definition and accurate line work.

I can't tell you enough how awesome that fine tip end is for coloring in very small areas. It worked great for the branches and the little mice hands. I used a lightly dampened small watercolor brush to blend it out.

The fine tip end of the black Aqua Marker was also perfect to color the little string tied from the nut shell to the mouse.


You can get more info on the Spectrum Aqua markers on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

To join in on the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Shape It Up Chalenge - click HERE for all the details.

Have a fun day!

Spectrum Aqua Markers
Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock
House-Mouse Stamp - Reindeer Games
Crafter's Companoin Nordic Christmas - Cool Christmas Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create-A-Card "Rosie" Die
Gemini Die-cutting Machine
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Anti-Static Powder
Heat Embossing Gun
Crystal Glitter
Art Glitter Faux Snow
Liquid Adhesive
Dimensional Foam Adhesives
Woodgrain Printed Designer paper
Heavy Red Jute Twine or Cording
Ranger Distress Ink - Ground Espresso
Ink Blending Tool


Karin van eijk said...

Lori this is super sweet and very beautiful card

Gr Karin

Lorraine A said...

super cute card Lori :-) I love these meeces and the shape and sparkly details are gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

America said...

WOW-coloring perfection on this adorable Mousey image. Love the shape and added texture too!