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Thursday, November 20, 2008

House Mouse Challenge Candy Cane Dreams

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Cream

Here is my House Mouse Monday Challenge card, quite a bit later than Monday obviously! ;) The image is Candy Cane Dreams and comes courtesy of Dru - my new blogging friend who gifted me with some wonderful images the other day! Thank you so much, Dru! I love them all! I combined the image with some fun Basic Grey Wassail paper. I 'duded up' some of the stockings by adding either polka dots (with a gel pen) or stars (with a cutie pie punch from Michaels). I don't have any plain Jane stockings at my house and don't think mousie Amanda does either! grins! The great fuzzy ribbon is May Arts and comes from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Sentiment, oval punch, snowflakes, & cardstock are from Stampin' Up! The card is a large 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" due to the image size.

Several of you have asked me how I color my House Mouse images. I typically use inks and a blender pen. I use several different shades of ink and blend them with the pen. For instance I will use (SU!) close to cocoa, chocolate chip, and creamy caramel and then blend those browns together to create a brown mouse or critter. I use sahara sand, basic grey and going grey for the grey critters. I hope that helps you some! Any more questions, just ask!

20 comments:

Gina said...

This is so sweet. You do a great job coloring those images. I have never bought any because they looked too difficult to color. Great job.

Sara said...

Beautiful card, love how you did the stockings

Anne Power said...

this is pretty-I've seen this stamp many times over the years Love the yellow on the one sock.

Jackie said...

This is truly adorable!

Carolyn Bounds said...

How PRECIOUS!!!! I love how you spruced up the stockings!!! How very clever:o) You have created another incredibly adorable card!!!! I love it...as I do all of your fabulous cards!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

thinker said...

how cute! I love the added character you've given the stockings!!! Thanks for explaining your colouring technique... I've wondered if I'm the only one who hasn't caught the copic bug LOL

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

An adorable card!! Those socks look so fuzzy and warm!! ^.^

Lorraine said...

great card. love the image and your coloring is wonderful! tfs

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is darling!!! The stockings are soooo cute!!

Janneke said...

Great card ;)

Thanks for joining the H&M challenge :D

X Janneke

Rachel said...

oh, this is adorable!!!

theneon said...

It's never too late to post such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your coloring tips too. Now I will "need" stampin' up markers, Santa.

Martha Kay, aka theneon

Sassy Crafts said...

This is so cute. Great job on colouring them in too. x

Dru said...

Cute cute card!! Love the stockings. Dru

Nancy said...

That image is so cute. Great card!

Paula said...

Really sweet card. What's this about being published? We are an honored bunch of gals! Congratulations!

Scrubbysue said...

This is really cute. I like all the different elements used here. TFS!

Els G. said...

Love your card! It's adorable!
Els
x

Jennifer said...

This is darling! I just love this particular stamp you've used and your layout for the card is lovely.

Heather said...

This card is adorable Jennifer! Looks like I missed out on the Blog Candy this time, but I am really enjoying your blog. Glad I found it thru your comments on my blog!! Thank you for the sweet comments I have enjoyed them!!!

Heather