Almost 10 years ago, during PCCrafter’s heyday as provider of digital art, Laurie Furnell (one of PCCrafter’s popular artists), released the set “Cats”. I remember being so excited (I confess to being a cat person) and bought it right away. The nice thing with these older digital art sets by PCCrafter was that, not only did they include the painted version of each image, but also the line art.
For this card, I wanted a cute little mouse image that I can watercolor, so I dug up Laurie Furnell’s line art from the Cats set mentioned above. These files are in wmf format (Windows Meta File), so I printed the mouse on watercolor paper using Microsoft Word. I used to avoid (digi)stamping and coloring my cards, but I’m kind of getting the hang of watercoloring, and I admit that I’m starting to like it, LOL!
I chose to color the mouse gray and pink because of Nance’s Color Challenge over at The Paper Players: use Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Honey Yellow and Basic Gray. I made the mouse hold flowers so that I can use the two other colors: Honey Yellow and Calypso Coral. The daisies were cut with the Cricut/SCAL first, then the petals and centers were colored, each flower center was stippled with white acrylic paint for visual texture, then popped up with foam tape dots. The “stems” are wires from twist ties. Note: I mixed some of the watercolors I used to get as close as possible to the actual challenge colors. Also, I went the CAS route because I followed Janette’s sketch at SplitcoastStampers. Here is a close up of the adorable mouse holding the daisies: