Dragonfly Ride by House Mouse Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today’s card it a little bit of a throwback to my early coloring days. When I first started coloring, most of my early images were from House Mouse Designs. As time passed, I started coloring images from other stamp companies, but I still have a soft spot for Amanda, Monica, Mudpie, Maxwell and Muzzy. So today’s card features Monica and friend on a Dragonfly Ride!

When planning my project, I decided to start with the stenciling. I didn’t want to have to recolor the image if I made a mistake with the stenciling. So I die cut the paper and stamping the image so I would know where to position the stenciling. Using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, I carefully stenciled around the image. Then I colored the image with Copic markers and heat embossed the sentiment. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the dragonfly wings for a little extra shimmer.

That’s it for today! See ya soon!

Supplies

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6×6 pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Dragonfly Ride by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Floral Greetngs by Stampendous
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG; Embossing Powder in Navy by Ranger
Copics: E50, E53, E93 (skin); C1, C3, C5 (fur); BG000, BG10, B000, BV00, (dragonfly)

Wrapping Up Tuesday’s Class and Hitting the Road!

Just finished another class on Tuesday at The Queen’s Ink where we colored up some fun images from House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!). Had a great group in class and I think everyone had fun and learned something new. Next class at the Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, April 30th where we’ll be experimenting with faux watercoloring with alcohol inks. You can either register online or call the store at (301) 497-9449.

Tonight, we’re hitting the road, having made a somewhat last minute decision to spend Friday at the Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival. This will be my first time attending so I’m excited to see all the vendors and new products. My husband — the good sport that he is — will be coming along as well, although I don’t know if he’ll last all day. Hope to see you there and be sure to stop by Photo Scraps’ booth and say hello to Tracy. Tell her Nancy sent you!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Arranging by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: Flower Arranging by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Floral Greetings by Stampendous – Laurel Burch
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Pumice Stone by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Layered Brick Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin); B60, B63, B66, Y02, H19, YR09 (flowers); G40, G43, G46 (leaves); BV20 (shadows); C1, B0000, B000, BG10, BV20, 0 (vase)


Rowhouse Greetings | Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Kuretake
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin); G40, G43, G46, Y02, BV20 (grasshopper and stem); B0000, B000, BG10, BV20 (wings); Y02,Y19, YR09, BV20 (flower)


Rowhouse Greetings | So Sweet by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: So Sweet by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Watercolor Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Archival Ink in Sunflower and Watering Can by Ranger – Wendy Vecchi
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin)

Coloring With Copics: Faux Watercoloring with Copic Various Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring three new floral stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make three cards using Copic ink and a water brush filled with colorless blender to create a faux watercolor effect. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Bring to Class

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • RV52: Cotton Candy
  • R37: Carmine
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG67: Moss
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Required Supplies

Please bring:

  • Water brush – must either be new and unused or only ever filled with alcohol or colorless blender. If the brush has ever contained water, this technique will not work.
  • Bottle of Copic Various Ink Colorless Blender – at minimum, the 25cc bottle, but preferably the larger bottle. You may need to fill your water brush more than once during class.
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double sided tape

Optional Supplies

Please bring IF you have the following:

  • 12×12 glass media mat such as the one by Tonic Studios or We R Memory Keepers.
  • Copic Various Ink Refills in the colors listed above.

Class Cards

Coloring With Copics: House Mouse Designs – March 26, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring Muzzy, Amanda, Monica, and rest of the House Mouse crew from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YR09: Chinese Orange
  • G40: Dim Green
  • G43: Pistachio
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1 *
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3 *
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5 *
  • 0: Colorless Blender

(*) NOTE: I colored all of the mice in gray in order to reduce the number of markers required for class. However, if you want to vary the color of your mice, see the House Mouse Designs by Stampendous Copic Coloring Chart for more color options.

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Arranging by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Grasshopper Leap by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | So Sweet by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs

Patriotic Painters by House House Designs

Rowhouse Greetings | Patriotic Painters by House Mouse Designs

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring the Patriotic Painters from House Mouse Designs. This image usually makes the rounds on Pinterest on 4th of July, but I used it here to make a card for a friend to give to her niece who is becoming a citizen next month. The image features Amanda, Mudpie, and Monica — yes, the mice have names — bursting into song after completing their coloring of the American flag.

This image is fun to color, but challenging for a couple of reasons, both relating to the flag. The first is the challenge of coloring around the stars in a dark color without accidentally coloring over a few. I had to do a little cleanup with my colorless blender marker afterwards. The second challenge was coloring the red stripes. This marker combination (R35, R37, R59) blends fairly well, but red will sometimes creep outside the lines if you get too much ink on the paper.

For the sake of simplicity, I chose to color all of the mice in cool gray, but if you want to vary the colors, Stampendous provides a Copic color chart that suggests other color combinations you might want to consider.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Don’t forget that tomorrow is Demo Day at Photo Scraps. We’ll be starting at 10AM (instead of the usual 11:00 AM) tomorrow with the hopes of getting some coloring in before the latest round of icy weather comes our way. Hope to see you there!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock in Admiral by Bazzill; Cardstock in Fog by Simon Says Stamp
Stamp: Patriotic Painters [Retired] by House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!)
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E93 (skin); C1, C3, BV20 (fur); B91, B93, B95, B97, R35, R37, R59, C1 (flag); YG03, YG17, YG21, BV20, R35, C1, B93 (paint brushes); BV20 (shadows)