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The Freakshake

Time for a new challenge over at Crafting with an Attitude and this is my DT project. The sponsor this month is Dis' Digi Stamps and the winner has the chance to get 3 of her images, all of which are so cute!

What is a Freakshake you may ask? Well Collins' Dictionary explains it as "monstrous morphed milkshake".  And what a treat to eat and to color up! When Alyce at Kit and Clowder posted the May class and it used the image called Squeak Shake by Di's Digi Stamps, I had to jump in.


I colored the image up with my Prismacolor colored pencils. It was so much fun to do, each little part doing its bit to complete the whole.


The sweet treats in the shake were great practice for lightsource and other art fundmentals that helps us achieve depth in our coloring.


Once I had finished the coloring, I trimmed the image down and sponged the edges with Desert Sand Memento ink. I added it to a dark teal card panel and then the panel onto a 5x7 cardbase. I stamped the Happy Birthday with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed it.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Prismacolor pencils
White gel pens
Dark teal cardstock
Desert Sand Memento ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Clear embossing powder
Retired Stampin Up stamp from my stash

Prismacolor Colored Pencil House Mouse Chart

I am pleased to finally share a project with you that I have been working on for some time. I have spent a good deal of time looking for Prismacolor color combo suggestions for the House Mice - is that what they are called when they are all together?

I found a a very useful page for marker colorists on the Stampendous Blog and also great tutorials on the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog, but no chart for Prismacolor pencils. So I created one.

This chart uses the description of each mouse as given by the artist Ellen Jareckie as the basis of the end color of the mouse. The mouse colors extend from reddish-brown to dark grey. Each mouse has their own little mark of identification.

I hope this chart will help other House Mouse fans that like to color in pencils.

You can download a PDF version of the chart to print out here: Prismacolor House Mouse coloring chart