I stamped the image onto a panel of mixed media paper, and colored it with my Inktense pencils. I used my typical method of picking up the color from the pencils with a damp paintbrush, and applying it to the paper. This gives me much more control over the intensity of the color, and I don't have pencil lines that won't dissolve. After the image had dried, I went over the mouse's eye with a black glaze pen. When that was dry, I added a highlight with a white gel pen.
I decided to keep this card simple and let the image take center stage, without a greeting. I did want a bit of interest in the background, though, so I stenciled a raindrop pattern (apropos, I think!) with Shaded Lilac ink onto a panel of lavender cardstock. I adhered my image panel, centered on the background, and adhered my patterned paper strips around that. Finally, I mounted my card front to a white card base.
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 GMT Views: 100
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Mon, Feb 19, 2018 @ 7:52 PM
Oh my goodness, Andrea, this card is marvelous! I love the little mouse catching the rain drops from the crocus! The added rain drops are perfect. You do a wonderful job of coloring with the Inktense pencils!