Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mousie Valentines by Air Mail

     I'm playing with House Mouse images again this weekend (I do love all the HM critters!) and decided to color up this one showing how the House Mousies handle their Valentine Mail.  This is an oldie but goodie which I've used at least a dozen times in the last 4 years.  :-D


I based my design on the sketch from Sketch Saturday
but turned it on its side.


     This is a pretty simple design and I got to play around with more washi tape.  I started by coloring with my ProMarkers and watercolor pencils, then I used a rectangle die from Spellbinders to cut the image.  I inked the edges for a bit more definition.

     I decided on a pale yellow for the card front and used chalks to distress it.  Both the metallic and the glittery pieces are washi tape.  I added them along the bottom of the card front and added the image on top.  The sentiment is printed and hand cut.

     For the flower, I cut the deep blue leaves with my oldest die from Cheery Lynn (first one I ever bought!), then took layers of mulberry petals, stacked them, and added an enamel-head brad to hold them together.  Final touch was the little pieces of glittery washi tape.  Those were left over from another project and they were cut with a quilting die from Stampin' Up.

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Colour Crazy
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Catz
Crafty Friends
Creative Moments
Hiding in My Craft Room
Outlawz PAM

     I'll see you tomorrow with another GDT card for The Outlawz CAS challenge.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

22 comments:

Bunny said...

Cute mouse air mail. I wouldn't mind a Valentine from this group. I love their Post Office. This is beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Kathleen said...

Super cute image, really lovely colouring, hope they have more than one postman.
Thank you for joining our 'Old Favourites' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

jimlynn said...

Super cute! Love that image and your card. Great take on the sketch!!
(Computer died today so it'll be a while before I get back over here)
Lynn

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is splendid. What a lovely scene you have created. I think the bits of tape at the side are a brilliant representation of a picket fence. Love this. hugs, Teresa

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my goodness how super cute is this! I love it!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy L said...

Lovely card & coloring! I love house mouse too :) Thanks for sharing with us at Color Crazy Craft Challenge and hope to see you again.
Tammy GDT

Becca Sadler said...

Wow!, you are the first to link up to #337 HIMCR this week! Your card is very cute and I love how you interpreted the sketch.

Marjeta said...

Adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

America said...

Hi Nana Connie! What a fun take on that sketch! Love this Fab mousey make and your use of the HM image. Thanks for joining the fun at HMFMC! Good luck! :) America

Sue said...

This is a busy little post office, Ha Ha. Love how you colored up the image and your card is sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Donna Ellis said...

Eeeek! I love it! I never tire of these mousie delights, and the HM images always tell the most amazing stories in themselves, don't they? Lovely in color, and darling in design. hugs, de

Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a goody image, super colouring and design Connie.
Faith
x

PaperDaisies said...

Love the design of this card. The results are stunning. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Mervi said...

Fabulous and beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Abela Artistry said...

I love the use of the Washi... Great Card!!

Thanks for playing with us over at CREATIVE MOMENTS
Kristy
ABELA ARTISTRY

Joanna Moore said...

Beautiful card. Darling House Mouse stamps too. Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sketch Saturday blog. Good luck.
~Jo, SS-DT

patty said...

I love house mouse stamps and your card is pretty, thank you for this part in our challenge and good luck, best wishes for you, patty (DT-member creative moments)

Christine said...

Super cute mousey image, great clean design love it.

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon chall.. hope to see you again soon.


smiles Christine xx

Grietje said...

I just love those House Mouse stamps! Great coloring. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends Challengeblog. Hope to see you again soon.

xx Grietje
Grietje's Kaartenhoekje
DT Creative Moments
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Jill Tiffany said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Hugs,
Jill ~ DT

Creative world said...

Fantastic card,great image and awesome coloring...thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends with your lovely card.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]