Thursday, 21 April 2016

House Mouse In the Garden

The current challenge at House Mouse has the theme ' In the Garden'.

I am patiently awaiting the delivery of some House Mouse stamps, but as it's getting close to the closing date, I decided to use my one and only HMD stamp once more! It's the lovely little Monica mouse in 'Scent of Lilac' which is so apt at the moment as the lilac trees in my garden are in bud...I can't wait for them to blossom :)

Here is what I made:

I went with a pink lilac theme this time, colouring the stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers. The image was die cut with an Xcut scalloped circle and the background was inked with a blending tool in Memento Rose Bud.

A larger scalloped circle was cut from deeper pink design paper as a mat for the stamped image. I chose embossed dotty card from Jelly Bean Crafts as my background. The matted image was attached to the dotty card on foam pads.

Next I made some flowers from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped Vintage Morning Background in Rose Bud, then used the matching die (Majestic Blooms) to cut out the flowers. These were then shaped and layered, and a pink crystal gem placed in the middle of each one.

Some leaves were die cut from pale green design paper using the Spellbinders Foliage die set. The flowers and leaves were arranged around the matted stamped image. I used tiny foam pads to attach the leaves and glue dots to attach the flowers.

A piece of shocking pink lace (which was gifted to me in happy mail) was attached at the bottom of the dotty card. A glitter sentiment was made into a tag, with ribbon was added. The dotty card was then attached to the card base.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

House Mouse Monday Challenge # 217 In the Garden

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Girly

Dream Valley Challenges #129 Anything Goes