Thursday, June 2, 2016

London Mouse

Hi Butterfly Reflections Ink family!  It's Lorraine (Created by Lorraine) here to share a card I made using the London Mouse stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I never ever knew that mice could be so cute...

I made this one-layer card by first stamping Big Ben and the Buckingham Palace mice onto masking tape and cutting them out to serve as masks.  I then masked off the borders of my watercolor paper card panel, stamped the same images onto the panel in archival (waterproof) ink, and covered the images with the masks. Then, I spritzed some water on the panel and dabbed distress ink on it to create the sky.

After carefully peeling off all of the masks, I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in the clock and mice.  I'm not the best at achieving the classic watercolor look, so I was going for controlled messy:)  The sentiment comes from the Bold Statements stamp set from My Favorite Things.  It was stamped with Versafine ink after I performed a little stamp surgery.

And, there you have it.  Thanks for taking a look!

Stamps: My Favorite Things Bold Statements and London Mouse
Inks: Derwent Inktense pencils; Ranger Archival Ink (jet black); Tim Holtz Distress (peacock feathers); Versafine (onyx black)

1 comment:

  1. Super sweet card, Lorraine! Thanks for sharing how you did your masking/watercolouring!