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,