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Friday, July 3, 2015

Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to my little crafty puddle today! I'm hopping with Stampendous and May Arts today in a HUGE blog hop! If you're in the know about this then you have probably come from Kristine Reynolds blog so you are in the right spot! You're next hop will be to Tenia Nelson's blog.

We've been hopping all week long and today is the big party of all hops, so grab a comfy spot to sit and hop along. If you are just joining the hop you can start over on the Stampendous blog.

There is a plethora of prizes from Stampendous. Check out the Stampendous blog for details and official rules, but not only do US/Canada peeps get a chance to win, so do Stampendous fans in Australia, too! That is awesome, right? Yep. And May Arts is having a great prize on their blog too.

It's a US holiday coming up this weekend and for me, I didn't want it to pass by without coloring House-Mouse Designs® Patriotic Painters, so for our international friends I hope you don't mind, they are a trio of pretty cute mice all by themselves whether they have a flag behind them or not.

Here's how I made this card.


HMR33 Patriotic Painters
MPW811 Fran's Mixed Media White Paper
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
SH57 Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Cardstock by Core'dinations®
1/8-inch Royal Blue Ric Rac Trim by May Arts Ribbon
1/4-inch Red Chevron ribbon by May Arts Ribbon
Alcohol Markers by Copic®
Prismacolor Colored Pencils by Sanford®
Paint by DecoArts®

  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 card base in half for a finished size of 5 1/2 inches square.
  2. Make a monoprint with Creative Palette plate and acrylic paints.
  3. Stamp Patriotic Painters with Tuxedo Black ink onto white Mixed Media paper and color with markers.
  4. Color shadows and highlight flag with "strokes" of paint with colored pencils.
  5. Trim a piece of tan cardstock and adhere onto card base. Repeat with a smaller piece of monoprint paper and glue down onto card base at an angle.
  6. Trim textured cardstock the size of colored image and glue each down onto the card base at differing angles.
  7. Wrap card front with coordinating ribbon and tie in a bow.

Fun combination of ribbons from May Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project. This slightly mixed media card is also for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge MIX127: Red, White and Blue. Join us if you want, it's an easy approach to mixed media.

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  1. ADORABLE card!!!
    Our Aussie flag is red, white and blue too, so I think they would enjoy painting some cards for Australia Day :)
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

  2. PS - LOVE how you have combined the chevron ribbon with the ric rak - a FUN combo I look forward to trying :)

  3. These House Mice really sing off the page- beautiful!

  4. This card is soooo cute. Makes me want to sing! From St. Louis, MO

  5. House Mouse always brings a smile to my face although I dislike mice intensely
    thanks for making me smile and sharing your talent

    Barb Housner

  6. This is an absolutely adorable card!!! LOVE that you kept it pretty simple yet oh, so pretty! I love the trio of ribbons on the bottom!! TFS!

  7. Your patriotic card is precious! Love those mice and this stamp! Thx for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  8. Darling House-Mouse card, Janelle. Love the clean design of the card and your coloring is amazing!

  9. Wonderful card. Love the patriotic mice.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.
    Happy 4th.

  10. Those ribbons are perfect for this cute card. TFS

  11. Too cute and
    wonderful coloring!
    Carla from Utah

  12. This is a beautiful card! Fantastic colouring and the mice are just to cute! Happy 4th of July :-)

  13. This Patriotic House-Mouse image is absolutely adorable and you've used it beautifully on this fabulous and oh-so-perfectly colored Independence Day card. We'd love to see you enter this mousey card into the the anything goes option on the current House-Mouse challenge over at HMFMC that ends today. :)


  14. This is perfect for the 4th holidays. Love using it too!
    Kathryn from Connecticut

  15. Such a cute image! Happy 4th of July to you ((hugs))!!

  16. Excellent coloring of the House mice painters. Yes, it our country's birthday. The flag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. I live in the southern portion of the US in the state of Georgia.

  17. So cute--I like the coloring and layers.
    Sue in OHio

  18. I have this Stamendous stamp and love the way you've used it. Nice touch with the May Arts ribbon and trim!
    Lin in Texas


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