Monday, 7 April 2014

Arty Mice

Afternoon All!
Today I'd like to share a card I made using a comical little House Mouse image coloured with my new Spectrum Noir pencils from Crafter's Companion. These pencils are so easy to use and blend and have the ability to give you strong, bold looks, or pastel, watercolour style effects. I was tempted to add in my alcohol markers too, but in the end decided to simply use the pencils, teaming the colours up with pink and green background papers, and ribbed chocolate brown cardstock..

The flowers used are from the Ribbon Girl and my stash, I punched the leaves, added lace, a ribbon and pearl bow, and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Anyway, hope you like this springtime coloured card. Why not pull out your pencils or markers, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog and join in with their challenge, which this month is 'Anything Goes'.

Thanks for stopping by.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

PS - I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - In a line - Pearls, Lace and Flowers
Ribbon Girl - Spring has Sprung Spring colours and flowers.
House Mouse and Friends HMFMC167  - Flowers and Flourishes (The mice are painting their own flowers and flourishes)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guests - Anything Goes with the Option of Lace


  1. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining in at MMCS this month! xxx

  2. Gorgeous colors and coloring of this adorable House-Mouse image. Fab take on the Flowers and Flourish theme too. Thank you for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends MC. Good luck to you and hope to see you joining the fun again next time. :)

  3. This card is in such lovely colors. Everything came together in a great way. Thank you so much for playing along with us here at House Mouse & Friends. Hope to see you again soon .

  4. Awhh! What a sweetie this is...They sure look to be concentrating on getting that flower painted..LOving your colours, lace and how you've placed the ribbon over your sentiment..Thank you sooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
    GDT Chrissyxx
    I LOve your name! Such a GOrgeous flower x

  5. Waw looks ever so gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  6. Karen this stunning, beautiful make. Joey x

  7. Gorgeous card Karen :-) I don't remember ever seeing this image before, this is super cute and a lovely take on our theme :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. This is such a cute image...a new one? Thank you for joining us this week at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please join us again!

  9. Aww, love this stamp! How cute are their little faces. Your color work is awesome. Love the color combo you chose and all your pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  10. Every amazing detail on your card is eye candy! I love the image, colors, lace, and especially that perfect little bow over the sentiment! Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along with the HMFMC challenge! (Carol - GD)

  11. Very pretty card, and a cute image! Thanks for taking part in the Gruffies & Guests Anything Goes with option of Lace challenge xx

  12. Gorgeous card. I love the fresh colour scheme and your colouring is great. Pencils are perfect for those cute mice aren't they, Lx

  13. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Gruffies & Guests Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  14. An adorable card, such a lovely design and pretty papers. Your image is so sweet, fabulous colour and great details!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge
    Heather xx

  15. Just love the image and your coloring. So very sweet!

  16. Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Gruffie & Guests, hope to see you again and good luck in the draw.
    Shaz DT x