Mice remind me of working at our old office location because there were mice AND centipedes...me...well, if you've read my blog for the last little while you KNOW what I think of those nasty 'pedes' but my work pod mate at the time, Colleen, had just about the same reaction to mice! We worked some late nights back then and if you know pedes and mice, you know they come out at night! Ya, I can laugh now, but then...oh my did we have some frightful encounters! I'm laughing just typing this...and Colleen...I know you read this sometimes, hope you are getting a good chuckle too! Remember that plastic bug that would rear it's ugly head from time to time? Well, I still have it! You NEVER know when it might show up! ROTFL!!!
I digress, let's move on to a really cute mouse. This is Eunice, a Christy Croll image available at Stamping Bella.
I chose Basic Grey's sugar rush paper as my colour inspiration and didn't have to stress over the layout because this week it was given to us by our Bella team member Kimabella. These are the copics I used:
W00, 1, 3, 4
R22, 24, 27, RV00, 02, R00
E50, 51, 53, 33
YR31, 21, 23, Y00, 11
I did add some prismacolor pencils to shade the mouse but the only one I specifically remember is Tuscan Red to deepen the skirt. I used a colour called sand to shade around the image then when I sponged with some Versamagic Thatched straw and Wheat around the edges I realized it exactly matched my sand color pencil and although I have no definitive shading around the image I was pretty happy with the end result. The sentiment comes along with the stamp and I cut it freeform into a retro shape. For me, this card screams Micky and Minnies house that we toured at Disney in Florida many years ago. If I recall, for mice, I thought their house was very retro chic!
Next week our challenge is FREE FORM....so use your imagination or take advantage of one of the great sketch blogs out there, but just use a bella image and submit a jpeg of your card to Emily by next Thursday. Let's show her some luv because she up to her curly haired head in CHA prep and I KNOW seeing cards flood in to her inbox will put a big grin on her face!