Sweet Mouse

Make the Cards Challenge #51

The sketch challenge at Make the Cards looked fairly straight forward and this card is what I came up with. I just love the DSP from StampinUP, and those owls are gorgeous. Once I had my paper layers added I realized that I hadn’t come up with an image to go with them – honestly – I think really weirdly sometimes and do some things backwards or without thinking it through. Fortunately I remembered this little mouse stamp from Wild Rose Studios and as owls catch mice at least the images kind of go together. Mind you that mouse is so cute perhaps an owl might leave him alone? I stamped him on a mixed media piece and used Tombow markers to add colour. I’ve only done this kind of water colouring once before as I usually use pencils, but I’m really happy with how he turned out. The butterfly die cut is from Crafters Companion and the sentiment is from Divinity Designs. The sentiment was stamped with Hickory smoke as I wanted a softer look for this card. The image panel was die cut using a deckle edge Spellbinder set and I bent the edges a bit more by rubbing against my desk edge, for some dimension. That tip came from Tim Holtz by the way. Thanks for spending time with me today.

8 thoughts on “Sweet Mouse

  1. Love your little mouse image. The patterned paper is so bold but doesn’t distract from the image but rather enhances it. Great take on the sketch challenge

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  2. What a pretty card. I love the coloring and the image that you chose. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

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