Mousey Carollers

Here I am with a DT inspiration project for the Cute 'N Crafty Christmas challenge blog. The theme there is always Anything Goes Christmas and this month our sponsor is Hetty Clare Art Store and the prize is 2 digis. I got to work with Christmas Carolers.

This is another card design that I have merged the digital with the hand colored. I designed in  Silhouette Studio. First I created a rectangle sized at 5.5x4.25 inches. Then I duplicated that rectangle and placed the second one exactly over the first one and then pulled the top border down so to create the area that was to be the paving. I filled the large rectangle with a sky pattern and the smaller one with a brick pattern. Then I worked with the sizing of the brick pattern so that the bricks were sized correctly for my card. I also recently discovered that one can do simple color balance, hue and saturation changes to images in Silhouette Studio and so I adjusted the hue of the sky to make it a night sky rather than the bright blue that it was. Lastly I placed the image on the card as the top layer and sized it accordingly and printed the whole design out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper.

I colored the carolers with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Since I had the dark night sky background, I opted to give them bright Christmas colored outfits. I colored the holly, berries and bow around the lamp with glitter gel pen as all Christmas cards must have some sparkle - must they not? I added some detail on the one mouse's dress and scarf with a white gel pen. Once I had completed the coloring, I returned the page to the Silhouette and cut the design out. 

I added my sentiment by stamping with Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder. I then adhered the panel to a cardbase.

Be sure to pop over to Cute 'N Crafty Christmas challenge and enter your Christmas themed cards over there.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Hetty Clare Christmas Carolers digi

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Glitter gel pens Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen

Versamark Ink

1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
Wagner Heat Gun

Recollections Snow detail embossing powder

Sentiment stamp from my stash
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Entered into the Holly and Ivy Anything Christmas Goes Challenge #52
Entered into the Sweet Stampin' Christmas Anything Goes/Non-traditional colors June Challenge
Entered into the Kerst /Christmas Facebook group June Challenge
Entered into the Crafty Animals Challenge #27
Entered into the TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge week of June 25

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  1. Fun card Monica, awesome image used.x

  2. Beautiful coloring on this card. I love the carolers [Bunny]

  3. Lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  4. Monica, you showed great skills in computer graphics. The end result is stunning. I love your night sky, and carollers look great.

  5. Wow, so much detail on how you did this on the Silhouette! Honestly, I am still at the level of cutting a solid colored piece out. I have no idea how to do almost anything. This card is really lovely. You have so much talent!!!

  6. Such a cute orchestra, and fantastic coloring, Monica! Super sweet, and lots of fun! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  7. Great fun card and image love the mouse carollers
    Carol x

  8. Fun Christmas scene. Well done!

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. This was quite a project. Love your brick and sky backgrounds and the coloring of this fun quartet is so fun! Thanks for joining us over at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge.

  10. This is fabulous - love the musical mice image! xx