Wednesday 9 December 2020

WWC301 - Dawn's Challenge: All About Occasions

With Christmas a bit over two weeks away (eek!), I had to make a Christmas card.  Of course it features the adorable House-Mouse images.  Even with all the other gorgeous stamps I own, this year I'm drawn to the sweet and funny ones.  The ones with a bit of animated magic.  The ones which make me smile.

The image by Ellen Jareckie is called "Squirrel Singers".  I love the combination of realism and fantasy.  As always, I checked to see what colours would be best for a squirrel and the pine tree.  The mice have their own, individual colours, set by Ellen.  I love that each one is a little bit different, not just in size, but also in colour.  This time I turned to my Derwent watercolour pencils since I have a large selection and was able to get all the colours for this scene.  I love how the Aqua Painter brings the colours to life after I've pencilled them in.

I was happy to find this lovely Christmas coloured tartan paper in my stash.  It sets off the colours in my little scene perfectly, doesn't it?                                                                                  

 I've taken this photo at a slight angle so that the candle flames caught more light.  After everything was dry, I covered the flames with some Shimmery Crystal Effects.  Once that had dried, I added a second layer.  It gives the flames substance and a 3-D effect.  I love it!

Have fun checking out our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I hope you'll link your creation before the deadline on Monday, December 14th.

I've also entered my card in the following challenges:

HM&FMC #330 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog - Favorite Technique (watercolouring)

Crafty Animals Challenge #45 - Must Have Animals

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #134 - Anything Goes


  1. An adorable image and colored up so very pretty. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  2. Awww, how cute is this!! little carol singing meeces,,, awww, the whole design of this is adorable :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. What a sweet card! I love the pretty plaid paper. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  4. I can hear them singing Christmas Carols right now. What a nice serenade. Your card is very sweet. Thank you for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  5. Sooo cute, Heidi! I love all these sweet House Mouse images!! (I've just bought a couple of new ones!!) Take care and hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very safe and happy 2021! :)


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