Wednesday, 30 May 2018
WWC172 - Anything Goes
I love it when a fifth Wednesday comes along in a month because it means that we have a "wide open" Anything Goes challenge. Sometimes I've created a fancy box or another type of 3-D project but this time I kept it simple. But that's the beauty of the Anything Goes challenge.
Like I said, I decided to keep my project simple this time. I love the Stampendous House Mouse designs. There are so many adorable little critters, many of whom have been given names because they have so many adventures together. I found one which simply "spoke" to me and so, of course, I had to have it. It's a tiny little mouse, nestled among the pussy-willows, eyes shut and clearly taking a nap.
Because it's all about the image, I made my card clean and simple. My base is the Heavy Whisper White, the next layer is Mossy Meadow and the final layer is Whisper White. First I stamped my image on the Whisper White and then, after it had fully dried, I used my Derwent Coloursoft pencils, bringing the mouse and pussy-willows to life with the colours. Using the Gamsol afterwards to blend and smooth out the colours was next to magical. I also added a bit of soft blue around the image and stamped some "bubbles" using Soft Sky, just to finish it off.
The sentiment is one of my favourites and is from the retiring Hostess Feathery Friends set. I added a few black rhinestones to finish off.
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.
I'm linking this card to the following challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge #144 - Anything Goes/Animals
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes
HMFMC #267 - Anything Goes