Saturday, 25 May 2013

Christmas Mouse

This week's challenge at Friday Mashup is a fun one!  Use pencil on your card.  As soon as I read the challenge, I immediately thought of a set of stamps I bought way back in the early 2000's when I first started stamping.  They are from a British company and I saw a card set in a British magazine using the stamps colored with nothing more than a pencil.  The card set was stunning, so I did my best today to do credit to one of the beautiful stamps:

I kept my card very simple to let that cute little image shine.  I colored the shoe and mouse using a pencil I had to scrounge around in my son's bag to find.  I then blended my coloring with Gamsol and a blending stump.  My bright color is Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.  This image makes me smile.  I really wish I had all my stamps readily accessible but my non-SU stamps are relegated to the cupboard under the stairs and it's a chore to get to them.  But I think the effort was worth it today!

Here is the detail on the challenge:

  1. Create a project using "your choice of a Neutral & a Splash of one Bright Color".
  2. Create a project "using a Pencil (regular graphite #2)".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "using pencil & your choice of a neutral & a Splash of a Bright Color".
Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Twas the Night (Claritystamps)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon; pencil



Heidi Baks said...

This is beautiful! You took the extra step the get the gamasol out... great! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lisa said...

Wow Karren, fantastic job! The coloring is superb and the touch of color with the ribbon was a great addition!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Christine Blain said...