Tuesday 23 August 2016

Cute Mouse

Morning all.
This morning the postman delivered a regular monthly magazine and I was so amazed to see it was the October issue. OCTOBER, surely not, we are still in August, but looking at the calendar it is well into the last quarter. My doesn't time fly when you are having fun!
Anyway, as it's Tuesday its time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week our theme is -


Now I had a long discussion with my daughter over what constitutes fur, I would limit it to small furry creatures, mice, rabbits etc.. However the rest of the family seems to think that that is too narrow a group, so it's over to you to decide. Trawling through the stash, I did even contemplate a rather furry monster! So here is what I decided on in the end.

He is a cute little mouse from a free Country Companions set from DoCrafts. He's been in the stash for years and its his first inking up!
After stamping, I coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him. A balloon shape was cut from a stitched rectangle panel using a large circle die and balloon die to give the tied opening. The string was part of a snowflake ornament die cut in white then coloured with a grey Copic pen. I tried using plain blue card for the balloon but it didn't look quite right, so I inked another rectangle with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean DI, blending to get a lighter part where the light would hit. I then slipped it under the top panel. I masked off the bottom of the top panel and added some more Tumbled glass then masked that and repeated with Twisted Citron, adding a Create a Smile sentiment and the little mouse.
For more furry inspiration please check out the rest of the DT and join in. We'd love to see what you come up with.

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  1. Your little mouse is adorable, and I love the big balloon. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Super cute mouse & beautifully coloured. Fab blending on your balloon & background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gorgeous card, Julie! I like how you did the balloon tie. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  4. This is gorgeous, I like the design and the sweet mouse
    Kevin xx

  5. So cute and loving the over sized balloon and how you did it (will be filing that one away xx). Good decision on the choice of 'furry' friend and glad he had his first outing x

  6. Cute, cute mouse card. Great use of the sketch and nice coloring.

  7. Awww this sure is a sweet mouse! I love the way your did the balloon at the top!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday!


  8. Lovely card Julie, what a sweet little mouse


  9. What a sweet card design.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Such a brilliant design Julie, love how you have done the balloon. Sweet furry friend too, I have a Christmas version, as yet unused!! xx

  11. Sooo clever!! I love how you used the balloon to complete the sketch! Fabulous! Great job coloring too. Please come back and share your work again. You are so talented.
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  12. Adorable image, and wonderful blessing on your balloon and critter. Thanks of linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!


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