Watercolor with Monica the Mouse by Tammy

The Housemouse stamps from Stampendous remain a favorite for practicing any type of coloring. The images are so detailed that the design illustrator has already done most of the shading, or at least given guidelines as to where to add darker tones.

For my cards today, I stamped Monica and Friend / Bird Feeder with versafine onyx black then embossed the image with clear embossing powder. The embossing forms a bit of a barrier to keep color from bleeding out where I don’t want it. I used Zig clean color Real Brush markers and a very small waterbrush to blend out the color.

Author: prettycardsandsexyelbows

Just a daughter who has been away from her wonderful mom for 25 years and now enjoying every moment we have together.

8 thoughts on “Watercolor with Monica the Mouse by Tammy”

  1. Super cute image you have used for your cards. Love your CAS card design. Thanks so much for entering into our ‘Anything Goes’ option theme ‘Hot Summer Days’, current challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Dorte x

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  2. WOW, love both cards you created with the little mousie image. I also always used Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder, I like the raised edge too. I can’t decide which card I like better, but thankfully I don’t have to, both are wonderful. That buttery yellow is so pretty framing your make, but the splatters are awesome too. Thanks for joining us with two great cards and sharing them with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  3. Gorgeous cards Monica 🙂 the image is super cute and your colouring is fabulous!! LOVE them both 🙂 ❤ ❤

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Lols x x x


    1. Lol Monica is the name of the mouse, it says so on the label. She’s a sweet little girl, not a troublemaker like Mudpie. Amanda is a little diva. I think it’s funny that they all have names. I guess I should have titled this … Monica the Mouse. I’m Tammy and not nearly as sweet as Monica. I’m probably more like Mudpie.


  4. Brilliant, so refreshing, great stamp and awesome colours used. Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes option theme HOT SUMMER DAYS, current challenge and good luck in the draw. .
    {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends ♥ HOUSE MOUSE


  5. beautiful Monica
    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member


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