Thursday, March 31, 2016

House Mouse & Friends Blog Challenge--Feather Bird Card

Welcome to a TWO week challenge hop with Stampendous, House Mouse & Friends, The Stencil Specialists and Woodware!
Now, this is a different sort of blog hop, because this time, you enter to win the prizes by posting a project of your own on the link.  It doesn't have to be perfect, because the prizes are selected at random from the project images received.  So, check out the posts to get inspired and have some fun!


Three entries from the House-Mouse and Friends Linky gallery, chosen at random, will win 1-House-Mouse Designs® Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!
Enter your challenge project on the House-Mouse and Friends blog post for HMFMC #216  Use Stencils!

I love this cute little stencil, because to me, it tells a story--like most of the House Mouse stamps. This story is about a cute little mouse who is trying to fit in with the birds, but he just doesn't get it quite right.  Not only does he have stick out ears and fur, but he doesn't even get the colors right.  The orange reathers become pink when chosen by the mouse.  The birds are trying to understand, but just don't quite "get it".  It cracks me up a little.


Prismacolor Pencils Rose, Magenta, White, Terra Cotta, Orange, True Blue, Peacock, Electric, Copenhagen Blue, Indigo, Non Photo Blue, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 30%, Cool Grey 20%, Deco Pink, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Sepia, Bronze, and Jasmine
Heat Tool
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
My Colors Card Stock in Loveable and Winter Lake
Removable Tape
Paper Towel
Tombow Foam Tape
Paper Trimmer
Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Blending Tool

Craft Sheet


1)  Stamp the Tweet Disguise image with Momento Ink on Mixed Media Paper
2)  Color the image using the Prismacolor Pencils, coloring very lightly in the background.
3)  Tape the stencil over the blue card stock. 
4)  Rub the stencil brush over the Versamark Pad and rub a little off on a piece of paper towel.  
5)  Use circular motions with the brush to apply the clear ink over the stencil and onto the card stock.
6)  Remove the stencil.  Cover the card stock with the clear embossing powder and pour off the excess.
7)   Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool.
8)  Stamp the Cling Quill image onto the pink card stock with Versamark.
9)  Cover the stamped area with clear embossing powder, shake off the excess and heat emboss.
10)  Use the colored pencils to enhance the image.
11)  Cut around the feather.
12)  Use the blending tool, craft sheet and Distress Ink to “distress” the edges of the various pieces.
13)  Assemble the card.

HERE is the InLinkz Permalink, so you can play along with the challenge, too.

These are the other participants today:


  1. ha! this stamp is so cute. I like your version of what is going on, too ;)
    Pencil coloring is beautiful! Amazing work as usual...

  2. The birds are quizzical, but unconvinced. lol.... Beautiful coloring.
    <3 J

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