Wednesday, 5 May 2021

WWC315 - Marsha's Challenge: All Things Feminine

 It's been a month since I used one of my House Mouse stamps and I swear I'm suffering from withdrawal.  So, of course, I had to use one today.   This card was such fun to make, deciding on a sentiment and having everything fit into a slimline card.

Just because I knew I wanted to use a House Mouse image, I checked out the HM&FMC to see what their option was for the current challenge.   And the option was for a slimline card.  That took a lot of pressure off.  For you crafters out there, you know how sometimes it takes a while to get going, thinking about all the styles of cards one can create.  Knowing I was going to make a slimline card and having already picked out my image, I felt like a huge weight was lifted and was able to get right down to creating instead of  thinking and overthinking, turning the whole thing into an ordeal.

I used a base of Whisper White and was able to use a fun set of slimline dies which I just acquired.  The set let me cut out the lovely scalloped Melon Mambo layer, the stitched white layer, and the skinny piece onto which I stamped my image and the sentiment.  Way to get the ball rolling!   

After stamping Amanda mouse, I used my Spun Sugar and Faded Jeans Oxide Inks to make the sky.  Then I watercoloured her cute image using my Derwent watercolour pencils and Aqua Painter.  To ground her, I added some grass and watercoloured the area in a variety of earthy colours.  When everything had dried, I assembled the card and felt that something was missing.

So I grabbed my Shimmery Crystal Effects and added three "dew drops" to the flower petals.  Finally it looked right and finished.  I love the way it turned out, don't you?

Have fun checking out our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I hope you'll link your creation before the deadline on Monday, May  17th, 2021.

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


  1. This is so cute! I love how you colored the flower. The saying goes great with this image. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  2. Super cute card Heidi :-) the image is adorable and I love the sentiment and slimline design :-)

    So glad our theme gave you a little prompt and helped ;-) I do that too, check out challenges for inspiration, and it does help a lot! :-)

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

  3. It is beautifully colored. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  4. Adorable image Heidi, yes the dew drops on the flower are perfect! and I love the sentiment, Cathy x

  5. This little mouse is soooo cute Heidi! What a super fun card!! Stay safe! :0


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