The current challenge at the House Mouse Challenge blog is themed “Use a charm”. How fun is that?
I created my card using the Catchin’ Some Shade image from the Very Mice Coloring Book. I colored the mice, their towels and the umbrella with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I then did the sand with soft pastels, blending two shades of peach together and then sprayed the panel with a workable fixative.
Once it was dry, I masked off two clouds in the sky and inked the sky by blending Memento Inks. I love the texture one gets from blending the inks on paper with a tooth. I then added a bit of shadowing to the clouds with my pencils as well as coloring the shells and adding some extra depth to spots in the sand. The workable fixative allows for more coloring over the top of it.
Using a stamp from my stash of wood mounted retired Stampin Up stamps, I added the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and put clear embossing powder on it.
To completed the card, I added the colored panel to a white cardbase and then glued a pewter starfish charm to the sand. While this card is completely one layer (well expect for the charm) it is truly mixed media in that I used pencils, soft pastels and ink to complete it.
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Catchin’ Some Shade image from the Very Mice Coloring Book Vol 1
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Krylon Workable Fixative
Retired Stampin Up stamp from my stash
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Clear Embossing powder
Pewter starfish charm
Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme “Add a Charm” Challenge #273
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