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.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
WWC315 - Marsha's Challenge: All Things Feminine
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: