07 August 2010

Something a little different from me today. I went to the Craft Fair on Thursday and found a stand with a big box of House Mouse stamps. I have stayed away from them until now for a few reasons, the most obvious being the complexity of the image and being overwhelmed, not knowing where to start colouring! However on Thursday I found myself going through these gorgeous stamps admiring the fine detail and struggling to choose just one! But I did come home with just one stamp and this was it:




I sat for two hours Thursday night and another hour on Friday colouring this gorgeous image and loved every moment. The only tricky bit was trying to get the little bird in the middle to stand out against the bird seed.

It is a little difficult to tell from the photo but the background is also coloured using B0000. For some reason I just couldnt get it to show in the photo


Copic colours:
Mouse: E70, 71, 77, 93, 04
Birds: B 91, 93, 95, W 0, 1, 3, E000, 41, 43, 44
Flowers: R81, 83, 85, RV 000
Leaves: YG 63, 67, 91
Branches: E30, 31, 53, 55, 57
Bird feeder: C 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, B60 (glass)
Seed: E13, 34, 53, 30

I was really pleased with how the image turned out and know that there will be more House Mouse stamps appearing in my stamp collection when I find them. Copic Oz have their first challenge running at the moment, to colour Flowers and I've been meaning to enter and I think my House Mouse card fits the bill.

The card istelf is a little bit simple in its layout because the image is so large. I've distressed all of the edges and stitched on some pretty white bobbin lace to give it a bit of a shabby chic feel. The House Mouse & Friends Challenge #75 is Vintage.

Thanks for staying with me for such a long post. Enjoy your weekend, everyone. I will back tomorrow with some more to share with you.

32 comments:

  1. Oh my Kylie not only did you chose a gorgeous stamp but you did is justice. This is stunning. Your colouring is absolutely amazing. You have done a wonderful job with it. I would not have had that much restraint.
    mwah
    Trace

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  2. Kylia you have done an absolutely fantastic job colouring this it is so real! Love it, can't wait to see more!
    hugs
    Sue x

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  3. outstanding.... gushes once again.... I like how you have made the image centre of attention but still with your flair of finer details. hugs xxoo

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  4. Just a little happy with this?! My god if I made this I am not ashamed to say it would be sitting with me so I could stare and admire my work but then it's not it's you and YOU my girl are AMAZING! I have watched you from the very early start and you just keep getting better and better and more amazing *stop that or I'll fire ya, hehe KIDDING* the colouring in this is nothing short of amazing and I could sit here and stare at it all day, all the fine detail WOW. I think if something should ever be framed it's that one! In fact you have way too many card's piling up, I'll take it off your hands hehe! LOVE it, love it, love it!
    Hugs Kel xx

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  5. Kylie, Your card is gorgeous. I doesn't need a lot of embellishing, it showcases the fab image and your amazing colouring. Would be perfect framed hanging on my wall (lol). Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  6. OMG it is stunning. The simple layout allows the image to stand out and you can tell you have spent so long colouring as it is perfect. Hugs from Bron xox

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  7. Kylie your card is adorable. The image is stunning, coloring perfect. An oeuvre d'art, a frame would suit it perfectly.
    HUgs.
    Danielle.

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  8. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!! All the work you put into colouring this image has paid off - it looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing the first CopicOz challenge!!

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  9. This is Stunning Kylie. I love the detail on the magnolia flowers and you made a great job of making the bird stand out.

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  10. OMGoodness - HOW ON EARTH did I miss THIS!!!!! There I was linking my card on the Copic Oz site when I noticed this beautiful creation - I just HAD to click on the little pic for a better look and look which Kylie it was - LOL - WOW Kylie - this is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    xXx

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  11. ooops - just realisd you just posted it - I didn't miss it at all - hahahahaha
    xXx

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  12. Well, let me just be the first to officially welcome you into the wonderful world of House Mouse and Friends!! There is no turning back, and from the look of your first project, there shouldn't be, this is frikkin' fantastic, your colouring is phenomenal, most HM images are fairly large, too big to slather on the embellies, but who needs 'em when you colour like you do!!? Wonderful work, and enjoy the HM journey!!

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  13. Wow Kylie, this is gorgeous!! I love it:-) Gosh its the start of a new collection !!! hehehehehhe good for you:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  14. Oh wow stunning colouring Kylie, no stopping you now another set to collect.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. OMG!! This looks...just perfect :) I think this stamp is so cute and funny, he really looks satisfied ;) And you coloured it looking so divine!
    Hugs!

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  16. First I wonder how you ever could not buy any of these cute stamps and then how you could have come home with only one stamp? Especially when I see how you have coloured this image!!! Amazing!!! This is really great!! I can not work with Copics on these images....:((....I am more the aquarell fan, but have enlarged my Copic collection, as some of my colorations were okay...but I am more than FAR from this coloration you did!! Wow! I simply love the card and everything! Great work!
    Martina

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  17. This is just STUNNING Kylie! Your coloring is AMAZING! I love it!

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  18. GASP!! This is breathtaking! Klyie, you need to go out and buy and colour as many of these stamps as you can get your hands on, it is sooo gorgeous, your colouring is amazing and I love the colours (I can see me needing to add to my copic collection after seeing these combos) I just love the way you have coloured the flovers, and the birds, oh, the birds, they are life like!! Tell the truth, did you just go outsid, grab a few and staple them on to your card, it's ok, you can tell me the truth... Bahahaha!! Totally amazing stuff honey!

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  19. Wow! Amazingly gorgeous coloring on this adorable image! I know what you mean that these stamps can be a little overwhelming at times, but you did a wonderful job - I can't believe it was your first!! So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge!

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  20. Wowser...you are meant to be a mouser for sure! LOL!! The coloring on this image is amazing! Beautifully colored and such a wonderful finished card as well. You should have rummaged some more through those stamps girl! I hope you find some more so you can join us again! I want to see more! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

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  21. Hi Kylie
    wow a fabulous card, fantastic colouring,gorgeous papers & design, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  22. Hi Kylie!
    Wow, this is amazing. Such a great colored image and this great colors. I love it so much! Thank you very much for playing with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

    Hugs, Natascha

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  23. Girlfriend, with coloring as beautiful as you have done with this large image, you need to get yourself some more House Mouse stamps!! Just a stunning job, so colorful and bright. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at House Mouse and Friends this challenge. Nicely done.

    Take Care
    Sue Drees

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  24. WOW beautiful coloring! Just a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

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  25. WOW--great work, lovely image yes, but the colouring is fabulous, well done!

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  26. Your coloring is amazing - this card looks as if it were alive!! Great job!!

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  27. Gorgeous creation love your image & colours great take on the chall...thanks for sharing & joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday chall.

    smiles Christine xx

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  28. Oh WOW !!! this is absolutely gorgeous ! the image is just so adorable and your colouring is brilliant !! :-) ,,, I don't know how you managed to buy just one stamp !!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  29. I'm not sure why you have been intimidated by House Mouse stamps, as this shows how spectacular you are at coloring! I can't stop looking at all the marvelous details and perfection of your color choices and shading! Fabulous job and very inspiring to me!

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  30. OH MY GOSH, your beautiful coloring is over the TOP amazing!!! What a Fantastic House Mouse card. Please come join us this week as we are having a fabulous New Beginnings BLOGHOP at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!!! :)

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  31. This image is amazing and your coloring is beyond fabulous!

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  32. I know this is long after the fact, however, it's gorgeous!!! I was looking on Pinterest at House Mouse "stuff" and saw your artwork, and had to comment. I haven't taken the time to go through your blog yet, however I hope you have continued your beautiful work on these stamps. Your certainly have no cause to be intimidated by anything, it's just lovely in every way!!!

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