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Sleeping in Violets with House Mouse



Greetings! I am excited about the next 2 weeks, as the Stampendous team is hopping along with the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog. This hop is a little different from our other hops...commenting will not enter you to win prizes, you'll have to play along and make a project to try to win! You can enter your project on the House Mouse and Friends blog post HMFMC #215. The challenge is to "Use Stencils."

I used Violet Nap for my card, and I watercolored it. This image is just sooooo sweet.

I used 3 stencils for the card, and 2 Fitted Frames. The purple sprayed stencil is the Mosaic Swirls. The Green is the Ginkgo Bough, and on the purple background, I used Crusade. I used various inks and sprays to get the stencil images on to the cardstock.

I also added a bit of washi tape. I like putting various patterns together that wouldn't necessarily go together. I think they work here though. For full details, please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog, as well as the House Mouse & Friends Blog. Plus,  there's lots of folks posting along with me today...their links are all below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

Comments

Lindi Phillips said…
Im following your hop but not entering as I don't have any House Mouses as yet, I 'm a new fan and have found finally someone who has in stock... the first three blogs I have visited so far has stamps that I have on my wish list.. Can't wait to get my hands on them...😆💜💚👀
I am so excited about this blog hop. I love your use of the leaf and background stencil and the sleepy little mousie. Love the frames. Your layout fits together so nice. Thank you for sharing it with us
Linda Agers said…
So creative! Love the house mouse stamps
downrightcrafty said…
So beautiful, love your design
Hugs Kate
HM DT
Viki Banaszak said…
Wow Alison! This is so light and sweet. The coloring on this is beautiful.
Stampendous said…
Such a pretty colorway, and layout! Thank you for sharing your creativity today, Alison.
Such a clever layout and use of three stencils! Terrific inspiration!
Shari said…
Aww.. He's so cute and sweet.. What a great card. Thank you for sharing. 💗💗💗
Sue from Oregon said…
Fun idea's Alison...going to have to give the spray technique a go! ♥ Sue Kment HMFMC DT
Julye said…
Ah super cute mouse and love the stencilling might have to add some stencils to my ever growing wish list.Thanks for sharing.
CraftyNatalie said…
Lovely card and great use of stencils.
CraftyNatalie
http://craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com
Sue said…
Love this sweet stamp, and your three stencils looks awesome on your card. Great inspiration for using stencils as a background too.

Hugs
Sue
HMFMC DT
Tami said…
Beautiful mousie card love the colors
America said…
What a really fun way to use up the stencils. Fab work and inspiration on the HOP! Hope lots of peeps join us for the House-Mouse Hop at HMFMC.
Carole said…
Love the colour scheme - a beautiful card with a creative, fun design.
Janis said…
Such a sweet combination of colors, image, and stenciled patterns! Adorable!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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