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House Mouse Hop: Nurse Mouse

Hello! I am excited to bring you my first of two posts today. This post is for the House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop. My second will be for Aurora Wings. You can click HERE to see that post. But don't leave yet! Read to the bottom of my post to find out how you can have a shot at winningMy House Mouse project features the adorable Nurse Mouse stamp. My full instructions and supply list is below.
HMP62: Nurse Mouse
DWLX7026: Chevron Stencil
STF082: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 024, 028, 029, 050, 052, 064, 065, 069, 071, 072, 090, 091, 092, 094, 095, 096, 098, 222, 260, 302, 900, 901, 902
Imagine: Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher, StazOn White Opaque, Sponge Dauber
Canson Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Red Cardstock: unknown
1. Stamp the image with VersaFine on to Mixed Media paper. This paper holds water well, so since I used a water brush for parts of the image, I decided to use this brand. Color the image using the markers listed above. I used the water brush for blending out the shadows, and the stethoscope. Crop the image down and set aside.

2. Make a mat for the image using Ocean Side cardstock. Attach to the image using Zip Dry glue.

3. Create the card base out of a Chinese Red cardstock to the size of 5 1/2" x 8." Tape the Chevron stencil on top of the base and apply StazOn White Opaque using a sponge dauber. I use an old dauber that is just for StazOn, as it's hard to clean up after using solvent ink on it. I didn't want a perfectly stenciled image. I went for a softer look for this card.

4. Attach the image and mat to the card base using Zip Dry. Add a few dots on the lower left and upper right corners using Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher.

This was such a fun stamp to color. I really liked coloring the stethoscope. Now, since you've gotten down here, how about a chance to win this sweet Nurse Mouse stamp? Please leave me a comment below, and tell me what medium you like to color your House Mouse stamps with. I will choose one random winner to receive this stamp. Please be sure to leave your email address. This contest is open to U.S. residents only, and is sponsored by Stampendous.  I hope that you will hop along with the House Mouse & Friends Blog. You can get all of the links and information there. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


aussie aNNie said…
So cute, as a RN I just love this gorgeous stamp for our blog hop it's adorable.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥
Crea Astrid said…
Wat een mooie kaart en de afdruk zo mooi ingekleurd.

Groetjes, Astrid.
Pam MacKay said…
Adorable stamp and your coloring is amazing!
MadeByMeghanK said…
Your coloring is amazing! I love this!
Jeanne Beam said…
Such a cute card. Love your coloring! I usually use my Prismacolors .
Thanks for sharing...
Unknown said…
I usually color my house mice with colored pencils and gamsol to smooth out the lines. House Mouse is adorable.
Linda BL said…
What a cute card! Chevron background is perfect for the aspirin container!
Beckie Williams said…
This is just adorabs!! I love your coloring!! Thank you for sharing!!
Sue said…
Kathi, Sweetest little scene, colored up beautifully, just precious.

Pam MacKay said…
Awesome coloring love that fun image too!
Tamara Lewis said…
The real fur color on these guys are awesome...lovely card!
Sandy (Cheesy) said…
These little mice remind me of my grandchildren playing. When coloring I usually use copics. You did a really awesome job on your coloring...metal is really hard to do. (ilchezhead@yahoo)
KarinsArtScrap said…
Alison such a beautiful card
HM DT Karin
Donna said…
Love this card. I didn’t know they had this stamp. Lots of cool coloring.
Becca Yahrling said…
Awww, what a sweet mousie taking care of her patient. Darling image and cute card!! I usually use my few Copics to color these cuties.
Becca in Florida rebyah1 @
Christine said…
Hi Alison super cute mousey image, love your rich colours the design paper is so vibrant & shows off the image so well, lovely work great card.
Thank you so much for sharing & taking part in our blog hop much appreciated xxx

mousey hugs Christine DT xx
Donna Ellis said…
Eeek! Your beautifully colored HM nurse is gorgeously done! I love how the stethoscope has a worn appearance, and your little sick mousie's face is colored with a slight pallor! Darling! What a fun blog hop!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}
This is so adorable, Alison, thanks so much for sharing with us and making this darling card! We really appreciate the effort you put into each creation.
sharon g said…
I color with Copics, generally. I am trying colored pencils, but they don't look great when I use them...I need to learn. I LOVE that little scene of the medical mice :)
Mary Holshouser said…
I've been using the Zig markers
for my coloring but I've gotten
into pencils and really like
them. Don't have to worry
about burps. Love the
medical mice - have several
friends who will enjoy a card
with them. thanks for
Anonymous said…
Marisela Delgado said: I use color pencils. Crayolas can run with the best of them. Marisela
jkstein2002@COX.NET said…
Very lovely card. You did a wonderful job of coloring --Janice in Peoria Arizona
Shari said…
Too cute. Yet another stamp I need to add to my collection. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Denise Bryant said…
Super cute card! Love the Nurse Mouse image! Your coloring is beautiful! I like using Zig Clean Color Brush markers!
I'm in California.
Tracey Magner said…
Hi from Florida, I use Copics, I feel comfortable with them since I have been using them for awhile, I would love to learn watercoloring. I love love your card, your coloring is truly AMAZING, like wow!!!! That stamp is so cute, you got to love those silly mice, I just love them. Thanks, Hugs
Lorraine A said…
super cute card Alison :-) this is sure to make anyone feel better! the image is adorable and your coloring is fabulous, love this :-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x
Jean said…
Simply darling!
craftymom205 said…
This would be great for my sister. Love it.
Monica C. said…
This is so adorable! I color with Prismacolor pencils. I love your coloring with Digs.
Monica (I am in Florida,
I love that image. I had not seen it before and it looks like maybe mousie ate too much chocolate LOL. The blue frame against the
red background paper sets that image off so wonderfully. Love it.
This is such a cute design, and your coloring technique is magical! TOO CUTE!
Take care!
Jen Shults said…
Your coloring on this is absolutely beautiful. Perfection!! Takes forever I know, but so worth it!!
D.Ann C said…
These two are just darling and colored so perfectly!! US
Bunny said…
Adorable card. Love your coloring and this is a cute image. I used to volunteer at the hospital in the ER. Loved it.

My favorite medium is Copics. bunnycardmaker at gmail dot com

crafty said…
This is adorable. love the colours
Fikreta said…
its super adorable card!
I like to color it with watercolors or pencils.
Im from Croatia so I will dont enter in giveaway.
karenajo said…
Amazing coloring and love the cute nurse and patient mice! Wonderful card - thanks for sharing !
Sue D said…
So cute. My grandchildren like to play with our toy doctor kit. I like to color with colored pencils and gamsol.
Sue in Ohio
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
Margreet said…
Gorgeous get well card with great coloring!
xxx Margreet
Marga bisschops said…
What a sweet picture and I am a bit jalous how you colored the mice😏😏
Helen said… sweet!
I love to colour with watercolour pencils.
Helen x
Such a great card, fabulous colouring!!
Hugs D xx
Karenladd said…
Wow!! Your coloring technique is wonderful and this cute image warms my heart! Commenting from rainy California!

kladd94803 at aol dot com
SHartl said…
This is a beautiful card and I am in awe of your coloring skills! I am a beginner when it comes to coloring but am trying to learn how to use alcohol markers, although I usually use dye markers for my images.
Karenladd said…
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! I have never used the Zig markers but your results are spectacular! I would use my Spectrum Noir alcohol inks to color this stamp if I had it.
CraftyNatalie said…
This is so sweet. Such an adorable image and beautifully coloured.
What a LOVEly and amazing card you have created. I haven't seen this image before but it certainly would brighten someone's day who was under the weather. fab colouring. Thanks for the Blog Hop. Best wishes to you, Kym
SHartl said…
I left a comment the other day but don't see it posted so will comment again. This card is so adorable and your coloring style is amazing! I am a beginner when it comes to coloring but am trying to learn how to use alcohol markers and dye markers for shading.
Northern California
Janis said…
Adorable little scene with the Nursey Mouse and the little sicky. Wow....your coloring is just out of this world. I usually use my Spctrum Noirs to color my Meece. But mine look nothing like your amazing work!!
Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
CraftyLyn said…
Your cute image is beautifully coloured. Lovely card.
Your Nurse Mouse card is so pretty! Love it! I love using Copics to color my images for these guys! So many more shades to play with though I don't own that many but purchase more according to coloring these HM images!

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