Anita is hosting this weeks Teaparty along with SCS'r JadeOnline. Heather shared a very sad story with us about Alex in Canada. Young Alex has a long journey ahead, which included a bone marrow transplant.
Anita has challenged us to use an animal from the Chinese zodiac. I am pretending these cute little mice are in fact very small, well dressed rats.
I purchased this cute image from Mo Mannings digital pencil website and printed it on copy paper. Green and brown coloured pencils were used to make the grass. It is not quite the same as the Outdoor Background tutorial at SCS, which is done with Copics.
Everything here was coloured with pencils, and I also used Copics on top of the pencils for their clothes and brolly. I got carried away when I was blending the pencils, which made everything extra waxy, hence the super shiny look where I applied Copics.
Warning: Two Copics were harmed making this card.
To finish off I swished a walnut stain distress ink foam blending tool over the entire image. Adhere to cardbase, using a gluestick - making sure the entire panel has an even layer of glue, this prevents bubbles.
I then stuck on the RAK die-cut frame and added the sentiment (which came with the digi image). I just glued that at one end.
Thank you for looking, I hope our cards will brighten Alex's hospital room.
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 GMT Views: 735
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm Vintage Lover
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 33877
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 6:56 PM
You are unbelievable Susie....every card you make is so delightful...the colors are masterfully applied drawing the eye to every wonderful detail. Love your small, well dressed rat pair! Your descriptions crack me up :)
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 11150
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
This is so stinkin cute Susie! I love these mice all dressed up for a day outing with their strawberry "lunch" along. Their dresses are adorable and I love how they coordinate with their parasol. So fun! I am sorry to read that 2 copic markers were damaged in the process though- darn! I would not have thought to use walnut stain on this image and I love the effect of it. Alex is going to adore this bright, cheerful, uplifting card Susie! ~Karen
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 24021
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:30 PM
When I saw this beauty I knew it was yours, I recognize Susie's style!! Your coloring is Magnifique!! Your sentiment is very special and I'm sure this girl will love it, thank you Susie for playing in my challenge
Registered: April 13, 2005 Location: Texas Posts: 54722
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
I love, love, love this amazing Mo Manning image!! And your sentiment could not be more perfect for these bike-riding mice in their polka dot skirts!! I know your card with be one of Alex's favorites, Susie!! It sure is one of mine!