Buttons and bows

Here I am back with another House Mouse project. The current challenge over at the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog is Buttons and/or Bows. I had the perfect stamp for that and I am nearly late!

I stamped the Teddy Mouse Mend image onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored the tailors with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I completed the background with soft pastels and fixed it with Krylon Workable fixative.

I then colored the needle with my silver gel pen and cut a slit on each side of Monica Mouse's hand so that she could hold the ribbon while Amanda Mouse completed the mending.

I then matted the image panel onto a panel of gold cardstock that I had run through a Darice Buttons embossing folder. This I in turn adhered to a dark teal card base.

Finally I glued down the ribbon so that it did not get lost and also white heat embossed a sentiment onto black cardstock. The sentiment is popped up with foam tape.

General supplies:
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Paperstudio cardbase and coordinating envelope
Gold and Black cardstock
Stampendous Teddy Mouse Mend cling stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Soft pastels
Silver gel pen
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Krylon workable fixative
Ragged edge and banner dies from my stash

Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme "Button/s and OR Bow/s" Challenge #283
Entered into the Die Cutting Divas Anything Goes Challenge #405
Entered into the Simply Create Too Anything Goes/Opt twitst Use Hearts Challenge #146
Entered into the Crafty Catz Anything Goes with a optional Twist Lots of layers Challenge #447 
Entered into the Happy Craft February Challenge
Entered into the Love To Craft Anything Goes February Challenge #31
Entered into the Papercraft Business Anything Goes February Challenge
Entered into the Crafting with Friends Anything Goes Challenge #79
Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 4
Entered into the Classic Design Team February Challenge #2

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  1. OMG! What's a lovely card! I love prismacolor pencil but I have only 32 colours :-( Hugs!

  2. Yep you just made it Monica...♥
    So cute. Beautiful card and stamp used, great colouring details.. Thanks for entering our challenge theme of "BUTTONS AND/BOWS" and good luck in the draw.
    [aussie aNNie Design Team Member for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenges]

  3. How very clever to make the slit to hold the ribbon. This is very cute. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  4. Monica this is such a cute card and I love how you added the ribbon to the mouses hand, so very clever.
    I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet words your left on my blog in reference to mum. I truly appreciate what you said xx Aileen

  5. beautiful Monica
    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  6. Gorgeous card Monica :-) such a sweet image and I love the button embossed background and little bow, so very cute :-)

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

  7. What a cute card! I love that you gave it a little dimension with adding in the bow. Lovely coloring!

  8. Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. Beautiful card with thoes cute critters, and embossed background to give dimension. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  10. A beautiful "House Mouse" card. Thank you for taking part in the February "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  11. This is so adorable!! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  12. This is really cute. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  13. How sweet is this. Who doesn't love House Mouse designs... Love the button embossing on the background. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

  14. How sweet are these mice?! Thanks so much for having fun with us in this month's Papercraft Business Challenge!. Hope to see your work in March!

    - Erika from Papercraft Business DT Member

  15. So super cute and sweet! Thank you for joining us for our Love/Valentine's Day challenge at Papercraft Business Challenges and I hope you will join us next month too.

    DT Laura

  16. This is so sweet and the button background goes perfectly with your cute duo. And such a nice touch to add the ribbon. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Papercraft Business Challenges.

  17. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Create Too.

    Helen x