Today we have a guest post by Monica Maldarella, she tells us what inspired her to create this cute design. “Seeing love cards everywhere in this period inspires me, I love the cute Penny Black mice, so I altered one to send love wishes to all the world”
Materials Used: Chameleon Pens: Hot Cocoa (BR2), Cool Gray (CG8), Bisque (NU1), Spring Meadow (YG3), Warm Sunset (YO3), Crisom Red (RD4), Stamps: Penny Black (Cheesecake Wish) and Lawn Fawn (Science of Love, Milk and Cookies), Ink pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Card: Neenah Solar White card, white watercoloring card stock, black card stock, Watercolors, White gel pen, White embossing powder, Embossing tools, fine tip scissors, gel glue, Little heart die.
Using the watercolored medium and colors you prefer, prepare a background on 4 11⁄16 x 3 1⁄2” (12 x 8.7 cm) white card stock. Then stamp the Penny Black mouse image with Memento ink.
Using the brush nib of Cool Gray, color the edges of the image.
Stamp 4 mice with Memento black on the Neenah card. Color them with the nib brush of each Chameleon Pen like shown in the picture; then cut each part with a fine tip scissors, and give them a curved shape by using the proper sized embossing tool on the back.
Following the order as shown in the picture, glue the white and gray mouse image on the watercolored background and the following parts on this one.
Add a light spot with the white gel pen on the mouse cheek.
Using the brush nib, infuse the Crisom Red pen for 3 seconds, color a strip of a white Neenah card, and cut some little hearts with a die (in this example punched hearts were used). Glue the hearts over the dandelion seeds.
We love how Monica has combined the water color with Chameleon pens, what a perfect way for us to wish all our readers a Happy Valentines!