Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Holiday Trim

Hi there!  Well, those cute little Merry Mice made it back onto my desk so I just had to use them for the card I made for the current sketch challenge at Fab Friday.

I started out by stamping the trio of mice on a panel of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, then masking the one on the right before stamping a tree from the Foxy Friends stamp set so it appears to be behind him.  Next I used reinkers and a watercolor paint brush to color the mice.  Once dry, I added some Smoky Slate to the "floor" and added shadows, then lightly painted So Saffron in the background.

I was a little unsure what element to use for the star in the sketch then I remembered I had a whole unused package of wood snowflakes so I added one along with a double bow of Baker's Twin.  Since I left the sentiment to the last, I was a bit nervous about stamping it right on the panel, so I played it safe and heat embossed it on a piece of Garden Green card stock then cut it out with one of the trims from the Gift Envelope and Trims Framelits.

When the panel was complete, I mounted it on a couple of layers of card stock, popped it up on Dimensionals and added to the card base covered with a piece Warmth and Cheer dsp.

Thanks for visiting!  I've added a link to Fab Friday above, so be sure to head over there and see all the wonderful inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Merry Mice, Foxy Friends
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Warmth and Cheer dsp, Strathmore Mixed Media
Ink: Versamark Watermark and Black Onyx, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Encore Gold
Other:  3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo, Snowflake Element, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Regal Candy Dot, Gift Envelope and Trims Framelit


Amanda Mertz said...

Totally adorable! I love your watercoloring and the masking is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather said...

Oh gosh - these mice are so cute! I have to say, they're really growing on me now, darn it! Your coloring is simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

Oh my goodness, how sweet!! I love the little mice carrying their gifts to the tree. Perfectly created! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Cindy Beach said...

So glad you could play along at Fab Friday. Love your card, the coloring and masking are fabulous!