18 January 2018

Take It Easy!

I'm back again today to share with you my latest creation for Inspiration Destination. We are an anything goes challenge, with the occasional optional twist.
This fortnight we have the optional added twist of...


wet or dry, you decide

I thought I would use my latest embossing folder, I just had to have this one. As soon as I saw it was reduced to half price at work I brought it lol....one good thing about working in the arts & craft department in The Range, I gets to see stash as its reduced lol xx

I also thought I would use one of my super cute House Mouse stamps

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Tuesday Throwdown- distressing
The Paper Girls- watercolour
heARTful stamping- ATG with stamp

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Poppy' From the House Mouse collection by Joanna Sheen
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Mouse- bark, saddle brown & tan
Poppy- dark chocolate, indian ink, sepia ink, shiraz & poppy red
Leaves- ionian green, beech green & field green
Ground- iron green, hookers green & apple green
Sky- iris blue
'turquoise tint' used to colour distressing on embossing folder

Papers & Embellishments
'winter sky' blue card from Limetree Craft
'red & green' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'entwined hearts' embossing folder by Tonic
'corner sprigs' Shapeabilities die cuts by Spellbinders (cut up)
distressing done using sand block by Crafters Companion
distressed edges done using my thread cutter
image & sentiment stamped using 'Onyx Black' ink by Versafine

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out what fabulous 'embossed' creations the 'dream team' have made.
I will be back on Saturday with my next creation for you.
Until then take care, hugs xx


America said...

Oh my what great coloring on this adorable HMD stamp! Great contrasting colors. Fabulous embossing folder too! Great Mousey Make! Thx for playing along with us at HMFMC! Good Luck! :)

Bunny said...

This is beautifully colored. That mouse looks so cute and relaxed. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Hazel (Didos) said...

Eack, this is adorable, Love the colours you have gone for, Love H xx

Sue said...

Love this image, the poppy is so beautifully colored up, and the sweet little mouse asleep so cute. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


aussie aNNie said...

An amazing and creative card and colours. Thanks so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Shell, what an adorable House Mouse image and so beautifully coloured, too. The texture of the watercolour paper with the distressed edges is so nicely complimented by the lovely embossing and die-cuts. Love those background colours! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shell :-) the little mouse sleeping in his poppy is so cute and your colouring is fabulous! Love the embossed design too, very pretty, a definite bargain! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Shell it's a gorgeous card

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Thank you for join in my Challenge….. Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Christine said...

Love this super sweet mousey image..stunning water coloring your embossing folder was a great buy lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this wk.good luck.

smiles Christine DT xx

Dorte said...

Lovely colouring on this super cute HM image. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Wishing you good luck in the draw and hope we see you again.
Dorte x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh that little house mouse looks so comfy and is really "taking it easy". Love the colouring and the embossing in the background. Such a great card Shelli. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...this is a new image to me. The little meece looks so relaxed!!!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

I hope you will join our new 2018 challenge!!!

♥ Sue Kment

Christine said...

Hi Shell just popped back to congrat you on your win @ HMFMC hop over to the chall blog for info re your prize .

smiles Christine DT xxx

Judy Markowitz said...

What a fabulous card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Christine said...

Hi Shell popping back to congratulate on your win @ HMFMC hop over to see how to claim your prize ...

smiles Christine House Mouse & Friends Mon chall DT x

MagsB said...

Absolutely adorable, hun!

love Mags B x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the embossing and your gorgeous coloring! So sorry I am late commenting- Thank you so much for playing along in the distressing challenge last week at Tuesday Throwdown

Juliet A said...

I asgree - that is a fabulous embossing folder, the way it adds two different textures to the background. It really gives a nice backdrop to your cute HM image. We are always excited to see your creations at the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!