The Mushroom House

Welcome to a new challenge at World Wide Open Design Team challenge blog. If you are a member of any design team in the world, you are welcome to enter the fun Anything Goes challenge. Julia Spiri is the sponsoring artist for the challenges there and her artwork is such fun to color.

This month I am using the image Mushroom House. The enchantment of the image makes it such fun to color. I used the mushroom class in the Kit & Clowder Elements of Nature class to practice the single shrooms that I have in my project. 

I then applied those same techniques to Julia's Mushroom House - doing all the image coloring with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I then fussy cut the house and the other mushrooms out once they were colored.

I created a frame with tree stem element for my 5x7 card on my Silhouette cameo. It was an interesting exercise to get the element so that the tree stems were attached to the frame rather than the spaces between the trees. But it happened. I inked the cardbase with Distress Oxide inks and then adhered the trees down with some of the smaller mushrooms behind the tree trunks.

I also cut a fairy silhouette out of black glitter cardstock and sat her on one of the mushrooms in front of her house. I added some white gel pen to the tree trunks and some golden embossed butterflies in random spots around the scene.

Finally I printed the sentiment out on my computer and cut it into a banner which I adhered to the top right hand corner of the card.

This was such a fun project to create. I look forward to seeing you over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge blog. There are lots of mentionable categories.

General supplies:
Cachet 101 Drawing paper 70 lb by Daler-Rowney
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Brown and black glitter cardstock
Julia Spiri's Mushroom House digi
Prismacolor pencils
Versamark ink
Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks
White gel pen

Entered into the 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes/ Use a Critter Challenge #218
Entered into the Artistic Impressions Anything Goes/Optional Twist Love it up Challenge 212
Entered into the Love to Craft February Anything Goes Challenge #31
Entered into the Classic Design Team February Challenge #2
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of February 12th
Entered into the Happy Craft February Challenge

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  1. This is cute. Very whimsical and magical. Nice coloring, too. [Bunny]`

  2. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  3. Love the cute card Monica , the beautifully coloured mushrooms, with the fairy just so perfect. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Your project, Monica, is awesome!Mushroom house is the best!

  6. Wow, your colored pencil skills are amazing! What a talent you have! I love the card, it is so whimsical and beautiful!!

  7. Too cute, Monica, and I love the sparkle on the fairy!

  8. Simply Beautiful card, awesome coloring!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Ave Create...Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  9. Hi Monica, oh I don't know how I missed this gorgeous card, really creative and so stunning.xx

  10. Such a colorful card. So glad you joined our February Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you link with us again next month. Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  11. Great card ! Thank you for playing with us at Artistic Inspiration challenge blog.
    DT Melle Clef