Monday, July 22, 2013

House Mouse in the House

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We’re so excited to welcome the art of Ellen Jareckie to our fabulous line of images. House-Mouse Designs® was started by Ellen over 30 years ago, and  she’s been drawing the sweetest little creatures ever since. I know that many people are in love with these little mice and their arrival at Stampendous is sure to be welcome news for many! 

Today I'm sharing a stamp called Cling Gifts Galore


This image is ENORMOUS but I chose to conquer it anyway! One way to speed up the process of a monstrous task like this is to keep the colour scheme really simple. The presents are one colour or the other, and that's it! I added my own level of difficulty by adding shadow to all of the presents, but that's just because I'm crazy!


The easiest part of the colouring was the mouse! A few browns and done! Well... and a little blush on his cheek ;)



Some falling snow (Stickles) and a clear blue sky (a little Copic airbrushing, and a little bit of Gelatos) make the presents pop. I really love this image!!! 

Check out the projects our Design Team have created, then check out the stamps! Here’s who is playing today:

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford (you're here)




13 comments:

  1. Love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. You did a great job with the huge image...perfect :)

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  3. WOW!!! Those gifts sure do look heavy! LOL Your card is colored beautifully!!

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  4. Fabulous coloring!
    Sue in Ohio

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  5. WoW!! You have really made this image SHINE!! LOVE your AMAZING Coloring!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  6. Cool effect with the blue background and the raindrops! Adorable card!

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  7. Oh, what a fun card! Love the bold colors!

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  8. I can't imagine what little treasures this mouse has snagged on night-time forays and wrapped up so nicely......but if anything is missing from my dresser top, I'll know where to look! :)
    Such a darling image and amazing coloring.
    <3 J

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  9. Too funny - just love it. Great coloring job.

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  10. Bold, beautiful and simply too cute to not smile, love your coloring!!!

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