Thinking Mouse

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects


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:


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4 comments so far

1.  Nance Leedy
August 14th, 2014 at 5:47 am

Gem, this is as sweet as can be! I love that you used our colors in such a light and subtle way and this mouse is adorable! Always a delight to see you in the gallery!

2.  Jodi McKinney
August 14th, 2014 at 5:57 am


3.  Mike
August 14th, 2014 at 11:44 am

Great job with the challenge Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

4.  Ann Schach
August 14th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

How adorable! The coloring of the mouse is absolutely perfect! I love how you used the challenge colors. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!


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