Hello and welcome!
It's my turn to host this week's Allsorts challenge and the new challenge starts today! The theme I chose for this week is... Wings and/or Tails. Lots of options here so hopefully you'll play along with us for a chance to win. We're giving away 2 Woodware stamps this week, so there will be 2 winners.
And here is what I made:
I recently mentioned that even though I have trouble coloring up digi stamps because of the ink smearing, sometimes I just can't resist them and this was another such occasion!
This cutie was a recent release from Rachelle Anne Miller (PS: Coupon code SAVING10 should give you 10% off your order), I just fell in love with these huge ears, these mice are just so cute, I just had to have this image!
I colored the image with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, which is what I usually have to do with digi stamps. I do love the softer look of colored pencils and enjoy coloring when I have time, but it does take some extra planning as I don't always have extra time for coloring. I've been thinking about purchasing a laser printer so I can use other coloring mediums but then I'd rather spend the money on stamps or inks instead of a printer since the printer we have now does work fine otherwise....
The background paper was done using an easy DIY shiplap paper technique.
It really couldn't be easier, all you have to do is score heavy weight card stock at about 3/4 of an inch apart using a scoring tool (press hard for deep score lines) then use an ink pad of your choice to create a wooden texture. You hold the ink pad flat so you can ink up the raised (scored) lines and then naturally the ink pad will also touch some of the card creating a wooden look. I used Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink on this card, but have done this with the Weathered Wood ink pad before. I've first learned of this technique from Karen's blog.
The sentiment comes as part of the digi stamp, here I added it under the striped paper scrap. The heart frame die I used is by Avery Elle. I would have loved this star frame die more, but I don't have it yet and it seems like very time I place an Amazon order I forget about it!!
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