Wednesday, 19 October 2011
#88 House Mouse & Friends
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - cute
Sponsor & prize this week - Crafts4You (Sentiments4You) - £10 gift voucher
All together now, aww! Don't you think this stamp is just so perfect for our 'cute' theme? How adorable are they! An image of friends helping one another. I have made this card for a lovely girl who gave me this stamp last week - she had made a few cards in the past but gave it up & she knew I would appreciate it & give it a good home. :) Isn't that so kind of her. I thought I would take the opportunity of thanking her using this image in conjunction with a sentiment from our sponsor this week, Crafts4You (Sentiments4You) which I used on the front of the card.
The image (House Mouse, in case you couldn't tell, LOL), was coloured with Promarkers & a couple of Flexmarkers & mounted up to follow the sketch over at CLP this month. Now, as you might know, I rarely manage to make life easy for myself, LOL, and I wanted to replicate the image on the insert but lighten it so that it was just in the background and so that the message of thanks would take precedence. Now, this might have been easier if I had a 'dying' ink pad or even a grey one so this is how I got round it. I inked up with a dye ink pad & then scanned the stamped image. I then opened this in my photo programme & lightened it. I then measured the actual stamp & made sure that the now digital version was the same size. This meant I could print it & add the internal circular sentiment (from the Frugal Crafter) to echo the layout on the front, as well as adding my own few words over the greyed image. Yes, I know, why didn't I scan the image I had stamped for the front of the card before I coloured it in to save me having to stamp a second time!!! LOL. Well, you know me - too happy to start colouring in! LOL.
CLP - design sketch
Forever Friends - anything goes (+ always inc. an animal)
Catch the Bug - animals
Sweet Pea Stampers - thanks
Sunday's With Crissy - thank you or Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp & Show - stripes
Glitter Geeks - two's company (2 images & 2 lots of sentiments - inside & out)
Stamping Sisters in Christ - use 2 of anything (2 images/2 lots of sentiments)
Mark's Finest Papers - seeing double (image inside as well as out)
Cardmadfairy- spots & stripes
Whoopsi Daisy - free & easy
Outlawz Greeting - anything goes (using a sentiment on the front)
By the Cute & Girly - anything goes.