After using my old Penny Black rubber stamp last week, I decided to dig out some of my other old friends!.....House Mouse stamps! Many years ago I used to enter HM&F challenges regularly so today I looked for something that would fit the current challenge. Love is the theme, I immediately thought of my hubby Kev!
HMIR1002 isn't he cute!
I am entering this card into some challenges... House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (LINK)
#258 Anything Goes OR Optional theme "LOVE"
"Layer It Up" asking for layers
Black, White and a POP
#138 Thank You OR Shades of Black & White
+ Optional Pop of Color
V is for Vellum
none of these challenges rules showed any restrictions
Kev and I don't really do valentines cards, but I wanted to tell him how much I love him! He knows how much I love strawberries so this computer generated sentiment really meant something to him! I love him more than strawberries! now that IS a big statement lol
I used my watercolour pencils to colour the image which had been stamped using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink onto watercolour paper. I love how Mudpie is sleeping after eating all the strawberries. so I added a bit of red to his lips just for fun. After colouring the strawberries I added some clear Wink of Stella to the strawberries and letters adding sparkle to them!
I cut the image and a larger real red mat with pierced rectangle dies, I used a 5" x 7" white card blank and Stampin' Up Sending Love DSP paper pad I used the X-Cut alphabet die for the "I" and "U" and cut a heart from the S U DSP mentioned above. Vellum was cut into little pennants and folded over some white bakers twin to form some bunting Vellum was also placed as a banner. behind my sentiment then I added a heart bead to it for accent.
I really loved playing with Mudpie mouse today,
I just wish I could eat the strawberries too!