Monday, February 04, 2008

Mousie Coffee

Jennifer has been coloring some really great House Mouse cards lately, and has inspired me to get into my House Mouse stamps. This is a simple one to color. I colored the coffee cup with my favorite Prismacolor pencil, Limepeel. The cup and the paper match in real life.

I also tried something new here. I picked up a gray Tombow marker at the last rubber stamp expo. I've seen lots of card artists use it to give the image definition and shadow. I don't know that I succeeded in doing either of those things, but I tried.

Thanks for looking at my stuff. BTW, do you know where you can get House Mouse stamps at a great price? Right here. Dick is a great guy and he runs a tight ship over there. Well, I don't really know how tight his ship is. I'm afraid to ask. Anyhow, visit his store. He'll treat you right.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

This card is just too sweet! I don't have this stamp! Awwww...I wouldn't even mind this little guy in my coffee, he looks so contented.

I'm on my way over to visit Dick right now to see if he has some new mice or bunnies I can't live without.

Kathi Rerek said...

Great card and the gray does work to add a bit more emphasis to the image and the sentiment.

Your Prisma coloring just rocks.

That image, while cute, is rather off-putting as we've had an intermittent mouse problem in this house, in spite of the improvement in the mousing skills of both "Killer" and "Mouse Licker".

Kim H. said...

Awww I really love this little guy! I need to ink up some of my mouse house stamps too! I order a few new ones from Dick :)

Cathrine StClair said...

Very cute card - great coloring. And I LOVE the aprons in your Etsy shop! They are great!

Heather Grow said...

Great card. I love the shading. I'm also loving your aprons on the sidebar.

Tami Bayer said...

I need a lesson in getting those etsy pics on my blog. Ok, you and Jennifer have almost convinced me to try house mouse. I love what you are doing with them. Great effect with the tombow, try it on just the shady side of the pic and you might like it better.

Thanh said...

Yep, you succeeded. Dick is a great guy and I love prices!