Tuesday, February 5, 2008
You make me all Twitterpated
Hmmmm...do you suppose this is why I haven't had any birds visit new birdfeeder outside my kitchen window this year? Maybe one of the House Mice got inside? Hee hee...
I'm still working on cards from my House Mouse coloring fun the other day. This stamp is called Feeder friends. It was a bit more tricky to color. Even on the stamped image you can tell that the tree branches the mouse and feeder are muted as though you are looking through it. However, once I got started coloring I really enjoyed trying to achieve this effect.
After I colored the feeder I covered just the feeder container with a sepia toned crystal lacquer (dimensional glaze). When it dried I consulted my husband (and critic) and we decided the sepia was a bit dark and also it was too thin of a layer to make it look like a plastic feeder, so I once again added another very thin layer of crystal lacquer but clear this time. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
Do you remember the line from the Disney movie "Bambi," You make me all twitterpated? Well, I've been on a roll making non-traditional Valentine cards and I've turned this one into a Valentine too by adding that sentiment inside the card.
So there is my latest House Mouse card. More to come. Be sure to check back, and in the meantime, I hope you have someone in your life who makes you all twitterpated.