Wednesday, August 28, 2013

There's a mouse in the house!

In case you haven't heard, Stampendous is now carrying
House Mouse stamps!
Yes, selected House Mouse is now available through your
local LSS/Stampendous dealer and online here!
 
I was fortunate enough to be at my friends' house playing with our markers and colored up a few of these little darlings!
 
This is what I decided HAD to be done with this fella!
 

 
I'm old school...the best mouse is a captured mouse! LOL!
 
 
Is he not the cutest thing ever?
 
 
I used the Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder inside the jar, with some sprinkle Christmas snow from Michael's to add volume to the pile of snow he's landing in!
(Be careful when you heat the powder to melt. The jar will get very warm!)
 
And if you're wondering how I mounted him in the jar, here's my secret:
After coloring my image, I glued the entire thing to a piece of black cardstock. I then fussy cut it out and that made the back appear more finished.
I cut a small square wooden stake about 2 inches long, and glued one inch length of it up the backside and painted it's upper half black to match the back of my image. The bottom half I painted white and glued "snow" to it so as to blend into the snow drift. Hot glued it to the bottom of the jar, and filled with the fluffy snow material.
Lastly, I hot glued the pine and holly berries inside and outside of the lid, along with more "snow". done!
 
 
My mother has limited space now to display any type of holiday decorations, so I think she'll love having this little guy hanging around!
 
Copics markers used:
R29, 46, and 59
E33, 35, and 37
E50, 51, and 93
N0 and N2
 
Also entered at the wonderful challenge at:


5 comments:

Janelle Stollfus said...

Incredible creativity in a jar! That's the only kind of mouse I'd like to see around my house.

Stampendous said...

What an adorable project, Jan!! Love to see Monica having so much fun as Christmas Home Decor! Thanks so much for playing with our Challenge!!

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous creation and thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

What a fabulous project, and telling your secrets for creating it is awesome. Love this little guy and you colored him up beautifully. Your Mom is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Jan :-) the image is adorable and am sure your Mum will LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the House mouse and Friends Challenge
luv
Lols x x x