Saturday, January 31, 2009

My First House Mouse!

Believe it or not, this is my first House Mouse stamp! I have newfound respect for all you House Mouse addicts out there! Not only are these so cute...they are a challenge to color! But once I figured out my own technique, they are a ton of fun! I ended up using SU! Watercolor pencils, but only after I tried two other techniques, surfed a LOT of blogs, and finally just went with it. I would love some advice from all you HM experts out there!
I finally decided to buy a HM stamp when Julie of Scrapbook Store At Your Door started selling them a few weeks ago. In fact, I think I am heading over there now to buy another one (or two). Also, there is a HM challenge over at Paper Therapy that I will post this in. Now I just need to get on the House Mouse Monday bandwagon!

Here is the inside of the card...definitely the way to live your life! I had a great craft day today, and another one tomorrow as I make two gifts for friends and prepare for three workshops I am teachning in the next month! Yay for weekends like this! Oh yeah, I also did laundry....but you would never know it from what I am wearing!
February starts tomorrow! I love February for many reasons...and have a couple of grand giveaways planned for mid-month! Hope you stop back!


stamps: House Mouse
Paper: SU!, watercolor paper
Ink: SU!
Technique: SU! Watercolor Pencils


11 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhh sweetie, this is beautifully colored! Hard to see that you haven't been doing HM for a long time now - it's lovely!

Jean said...

Lauri your HM is so cute, I have a few and they are adorable but I don't use them alot because of their size. TFS!

Macpurp said...

i have a few house mouse stamped images that Chrissy gave me, and bought two wee stamps, they are a challenge to colour! but very sweet!
i need to go look for some tips.

beautiful card! lovely image xx

Jeanette said...

Hello Lauri,

Your card is so cute. HM always make me smile. I don't have any but a friend did send me a couple of images. I hope I don't ruin them trying to color them.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Yayyyy!!!! I have a new House Mouse sister:o) If you had trouble coloring this image, I don't see it because it looks FABULOUS and oh so PERFECT!!!! I love the colors you chose, and the image is total SWEETNESS!!!:o) I love it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Lorie said...

I think HM are a little challenging to color in too, but I love what you did with this one! That's a great image, and there is a lot of detail there. Looks to me like you did a fabulous job!!!

Mary said...

Love it!!!!!!!!! I sure get some great ideas from your blog, and thanks for all the kind words you leave for me.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Lauri.
You colored it beautifully!
I just love it.

Karen x

Barb said...

Lauri, HM does seem to be challenging, but you nailed it! This is a cute image and cheerful colors. You've inspired me to tackle the images I haven't inked up yet.

dpkennedy said...

HM images are so cute! You did a great job with the coloring!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with this stamp! House Mouse is not only adorable, but a BLAST to color! I love the colors you used (:

 
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