Saturday, 11 June 2016

House Mouse and Butterfly


Here is my House Mouse with Butterfly for the current House Mouse challenge.

I used charcoal patterned design paper for the background. The image is Daisy Float. I coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers and die cut it with a Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Die. I left the die in place and inked the background using memento ink pads (in Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves and Danube Blue) and a blending tool - this left a white border. The image was matted onto a black stitched rectangle and the whole thing attached to the background on foam pads to give dimension. A white die cut doily was placed behind the matted image.  

The banner is made from faux mother of pearl card which I made using pearl acrylic paint scrunched onto a ball of cling film and dabbed randomly onto white card. When it was dry, distress inks were applied with a blending tool. The pearl acrylic paint resists the ink and, when buffed, leaves a subtle, shimmery effect. It was die cut using the smallest Pierced Banner from Cheery Lynn Designs. The Papermania glitter sentiment was attached to the banner with a 3D butterfly.

The flower is a Spellbinders Create a Gerber Daisy die set. Although I find these very fiddly and time consuming, I love the result! All the parts were cut from white card and coloured with inks and a blending tool. The petals were inked in Dandelion and the leaves in Bamboo Leaves.  Prills were added to the centre of the flower.

This is the inside:

Patterned and plain lemon papers were used. The die cut is the second largest from the Spellbinders Labels Twenty set. The butterfly is die cut from a set which was free with Papercraft Essentials magazine Issue 134.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

Housemouse And Friends Challenge 221 - Butterflies

Crafty Catz Challenge 328 - Animal Magic

Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge 130 - Our Furry/Feathered Friends

Through The Purple Haze Challenge 103 - Use a die or Punch

Noor Design Challenge 19 - Here Comes Summer 

Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Feature a Creature



  1. Hi Carole, I love the colours you have used for your card, simply beautiful
    Kevin xx


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