Thursday, 29 March 2018

Everything is Better With a Friend

When I found this wonderful House-Mouse Designs image by Stampendous in a darling little craft store in Calgary a couple of months ago, I fell in love.  What could be sweeter than the House-Mouse combined with a beautifully drawn image of a hummingbird?  Of course I bought it!  Now, finally, I've introduced the images to ink, thanks to the Addicted to CAS challenge and its theme of "birds". 

I stamped the image onto a piece of Watercolour paper using my Stamping Platform to ensure that the lines would be evenly stamped.  Before removing it from the platform, I took a sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set and added that along the bottom right.  After letting the ink dry completely, I commenced colouring.

Because a friend of mine introduced me to Prismacolors and Gamsol, I decided to use that colouring technique.  I loved the versatility of blending several colours together for my Hummingbird.  The House-Mouse was easy enough, as was the flower, but that brilliantly coloured bird was my challenge. 

When I had finally achieved the look for which I was striving, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the jewel-tones of the feathers and was done.

I can see myself enjoying many more hours, playing with this image.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:  

Double D Challenges - Just Wing It


  1. Very cute stamp used, loving the design and colours. Your colouring of the stamp is lovely. Thanks so much for entering into our ANYTHING GOES/RIBBONS/BOWS current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  2. YES it is! What a lovely cas style card. Love the image against all the white, especially with your gorgeous color work and the colors you chose. Thanks you for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  3. Beautifully colored~beautiful card! Thank you for jining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. WOW Heidi! - This mousey make is rich and striking in the deep colors and fabulous sparkle. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck! America :)

  5. What a cute stamp Heidi and you've colored and showcased it PERFECTLY! Thanks for reminding me to blow the dust off my prisma pencils! LOL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Just Wing It’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. Beautiful colouring and colours and a beautiful card.

  7. This image is super cute, Heidi- and you have coloures it so beautifully. I love it too. Perfect for a a CAS card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  8. How utterly sweet. I, too, am a fan of Prismas and Gamsol. What a great invention, right? Love this card in it's simplicity!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Just Wing It Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  9. Just beautiful Heidi, I find case cards really hard to do. Your colouring is wonderful.....thanks so much for sharing your super card with us at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. You did this beautifully with your Prismas and Gamsol! Perfect to add the shimmer to the hummingbird. Love the CAS style. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D!

  11. Super gorgeous mousey card Heidi stunning colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & friends Mon chall
    Smiles Christine xx

  12. Great interpretation of our challenge theme. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "JUST WING IT" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}


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