I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love those adorable little "House Mouse" critters! Small wonder that I chose to use this adorable stamp for Gail's "All About Holidays" challenge this week.
Don't you just love that image? This one is a large stamp called Carousel Ornament, starring the adorable little Monica Mouse. I love the amount of detail in this stamp! Because the horse is a Christmas tree ornament, after colouring it using my Watercolour Pencils I added quite a bit of shine. On the horse's body I added some of the Frost White shimmer ink and on the tail, hoofs and mane, I added some Champagne Mist shimmer ink. I also added some silver to the pole and the harness using a silver pen.
Although the stamp itself has lots of greenery at the top and right of the image, I decided to add a bit of dimension by cutting several pine twigs from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Once they were cut, I added Soft Suede along the centre to make it appear woody and then added some Granny Apple Green to a few of the needles for added interest. Glued on top of the stamped twigs, you can still see the stamped image but there is a sense of depth to the image.
Since I absolutely love the Silver Foil-Edged cards and envelopes available in the Holiday Catalogue, I cut the image panel to size, allowing for a narrow matte of Poppy Parade. A tiny sentiment from the Wishing You Well set (also in the Holiday Catalogue), finishes the card off nicely.
I hope you'll check out the awesome creations by the other Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.
I've also entered this creation in the following challenges:
House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #280 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Happy H-Owlidays (Use a Critter)
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #208 - Christmas Critters