Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Showers







It was such a beautiful warm day today, that you could feel spring around the bend. What a change because we have had massive amounts of snow in the past couple of weeks. The largest was more than 2 feet of snow. The weather is crazy! Freezing cold, snow, sleet and then warm springy days when everything is melting. I wish it would make up its mind. So to represent my dissatisfaction with the state of the weather, and my longing for spring, I have used this very spring like and adorable House of Mouse stamp.

Stamps: House of Mouse, SU sentiment ( borrowed )
Paper: River Rock, Celery, Sky Blue, Real Red, Water color paper, Real Red DP
Ink: Stewart Superior Hybrid Ink Pad in Burn Umber, Real Red for sponging
Other: re-inkers, Caran D'ache watercolor pencils, Spica glitter pens, Twinkling H2O's, Crystal effects, White Gel Pen, pop-up dots.
House of Mouse stamps are always so chalk full of detail, which can sometimes be difficult to capture. I started with watercolor pencils. This is a medium which offers more control than traditional watercolors, and allows me to place many layers of color in exact areas before blending. After that I went over with distress inks in areas which needed greater layers. H2O's were added for depth and sparkle, the mouse and the watering can were popped, highlights were added with white gel pen, and then some Spica pens for sparkle. Last I added crystal effects to the berries and the water puddle and droplets. Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Soph

21 comments:

Sue Kment said...

I love house mouse! You did a wonderful job on this card!

Jean said...

I absolutely love this one and came over to your blog to check it out again. TFS Sophia!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just wonderful, Sophia! A darling image and beautiful coloring with extra details to make it even more special. Your cards are always a joy!

Laura said...

Oh sophia, it is so beautiful!! I don't know how you manage to get the colours so vibrant.. so lovely. Sorry that I haven't been commenting much now.. this heat is making me go nuts! eeeek!!

Nadia said...

I love this card! It's so sweet! And this stamp is so beautifull...

petra/paradise said...

lot´s of, lots of, lots of wonderful things in here!!!!
Thanks for all inspirations!!! =D
TAke care!! =)
hugs Petra

chelemom said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the vibrant colors! I too am sooooo sick of this crummy weather! We had snow yesterday! YUCK!

Nancy said...

oooh wow sophia, what a beautifull card!!!! your colouring is soo great...i love it!!!

ink'n'rubba said...

What a stunning card with so much detail! I love the way you colour the images.

Dawn Marie said...

I totally LOVE your cards!!! the coloring is perfect!!I have looked at your blog and you are very talented!!!!TFS
I will be back to see what else your up to!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a great card. I love the bright colours and the water looks so real. Fantastic! Nikki x

Nixe07 said...

Oooh this card is so lovely and beautiful with all the details ... great work!!!
Hugs Moni

Lim said...
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Lim said...

Wow Sophia this card is so beautiful.. You have a great talent..Great work!!.
Regards,
Lim.

Claudia said...

my ghosh sophia this is a little piece of art.
love this one! love that every mouse looks different

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness....this is so cute, Sophia!! I just love those mice, and your fabulous coloring! (making a note *must* get some HM stamps).

Trina said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your coloring, it's just amazing!!

megastamper said...

oh sophia, this card is a dream, a wonderful dream, so lovely and such a great coloration. WOW
hugs, bea

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Goodness Sophia, this is so totally adorable! The colors are just amazing! I don't think I'm seen this HM stamp before - Love it!
~Angie

JenMarie said...

O. M. Gosh!!! So precious!! Amazing coloring!

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