Wednesday, 28 March 2018

WWC163 - Penny's "All About Christmas" Challenge


We're having a Christmas challenge this week, hosted by Penny Hanuszak.  What fun!  It's great to have the opportunity to add another card to the stash I'm hoping to build for Christmas.  If all goes well, I should have enough cards to send out when the time comes.


The hardest thing about making a Christmas card right now is that it's finally Spring and I don't want to tempt the "white stuff" to make a come-back.  It still hasn't all melted from the ground, after all.  Rather than create a snow-filled scene for this card, I decided to concentrate on the small stuff.  And when I say small stuff, I'm talking about something about the size of a mouse.

The Merry Mice stamp set, although retired, is so absolutely cute and fun that I had to keep it.  Look at the adorable face on this little mouse!  And how cute is he, carrying that gorgeous ornament?  As much as anything, I love this set for the opportunity to do some colouring.  With the right colours and shading, the  image simply comes to life.  For that I used my Prismacolours and some Gamsol to smooth them out.

I kept things simple.  Besides adding some faint floor to ground Mr. Mouse, I also added some shadow because of the "light above him, just behind the "joy" die-cut sentiment.  The light rays are from the Sale-a-bration Amazing You stamp set and the "light" is actually a gold Faceted Gem.


I hope you'll check out the awesome cards by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  And then why not link up your own Christmas creation for us to enjoy.

I've also entered this card in the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #378 - anything goes

And I've entered this card in the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes #ssswchallenge

3 comments:

  1. So happy to see your card showcasing this cute little mouse. It was one of my favourite stamp sets last Christmas and I used that stamp set for so many different cards and tags. Now that I see it I'll have to get it out again. I love how you brought in the dazzling sun from You're Amazing to shine down on the Joy sentiment and help to cast some shadows around that cute little mouse. Great colouring and design job Heidi!

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  2. Such a fun card, Heidi! I love this cute little mouse! He definitely looks like he's having fun!

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  3. Fabulous sweet mouse, lovely Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Debby

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