Wednesday, August 28, 2013

One of My Favorite Things...

Over the months that I was not feeling well enough to create,
I missed so many of my favorite stamps and blogs.
My Favorite Things was one of those.
Now that I'm feeling much better and am back to my stamps, markers, glue, and papers,
I couldn't wait to jump back into these challenges!
The current sketch at MFT:
My take on that sketch along with one of my favorite little gals-
I enjoy making these little fans so much that I may just make a dozen or so just to have around!
And cutting out her little kimono is just too much fun!
My hands may still shake a bit when I hold a Copics marker, but that's not going to
stop this girl from making cards and layouts!  Practice, practice, practice....

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: