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.

Stef


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

4 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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

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