Thursday, 22 May 2008

my paper world sketch challenge




Today I played with some Whispers brush markers - trying to get a feel for them for my Do Crafts demo on Saturday (I must be crazy - 6 hours of travelling and an overnight stay so that I can play with paper - then have to get back home again. I have 25 minutes between my demo ending and the coach leaving for Galway, so I wont see much of Letterkenny this time around).
Anyhow, colured this little Monica House Mouse stamp with them and it's ok for a first attempt - I only have 12 colours to choose from, so the lighter colours were tricky enough - a pale pink, peach and a light grey would have made it a lot easier. Basically I coloured the markers onto the end of my X Cut glass mat and blended them together with a slightly wet brush. I painted this onto the image - it's actually quick and easy, so much easier than "real" watercolouring.
The patterned papers are Crate Paper - Baby Bee collection and rather than mount onto a crad blank, I put the piece onto a beermat which I covered with patterned paper too, to make a single sheet card - although I think I'll add a hanger or a standing leg to the card tomorrow. The little flowers on the card and cover are by Papermania and the orange flower is an X cut punch. I hand cut the leaves and put them through my paper crimper to add the veins. I love how they turned out. The cover is a simple slide over cover made with more crate paper. The quote is computer printed - font catholic school girl and the adhesive gems are also Papermania.
thanks for looking.
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8 comments:

My Paper World said...

Wow! stunning work, you colouring is fab!
Thanks so much for using the sketch!
Nicola xx

femke said...

heey minerva,

you made a beautiful card. great mouse by the way. so cute.

greetings femke

Benga said...

very cute and adorable card, love the details you added, lovely!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful that mouse is way too cute.

Bev said...

What a cute card - love the little mouse.

LISA said...

Lovely card, what a cute image xxx

Jenn said...

Cute cards!!! love your bella!!! :D

MicHarr216 said...

I absolutely love the mouse and the sentiment is so fun. Beautiful job.