Thursday, March 18, 2010

Taking a much needed nap

Oh this cute little mouse on a sunflower... I just love this House Mouse stamp... such a cutie... This was a sketch challenge for Midnight Madness... and I used the making a brick wall technique ... it is really quite easy once you have done it...

First off... you stamp you image onto the paper... or if you are using a digital image... you print it out... then you fully color it the way you want it... on this one I used colored pencils... and then used chalks on the edges... they are very faint... but the color is very noticeable in real life...
Next you then take a pencil and ruler.. you start by drawing lines across the picture at 1/2 inch marks... make the lines on the actual picture... don't make them real heavy... just so that you can see them... then do the same going up the picture.. but only put the lines every other line going across.. and alter the lines as well... that will give you a brick wall look... then cut them apart and glue them into place.. erase any of the pencil marks... I glued mine onto black card stock... leaving just a little bit of the black showing... A very fun way to show off a cute stamp... such as this one is...

I made a huge background with a piece of dark green card stock to show off the K and Company green gingham... I used that new punch set with the birds and twigs... love it.. so cute.. the entire card is mounted onto a pretty green bazzill card stock... love that paper too..

Hope you enjoy this technique... try it someday.. .real soon.. it is fun and the look is awesome... Thanks for stopping by my Blog.. and have a wonderful day...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie


  1. Bonnie, I agree that image could not be cuter and works so well with the sketch. A little scary to start cutting it up after you color it so pretty though isn't it!! Love the twigs and birds border. Thanks for joining us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Awesome take on the sketch.

    MMSC March Guest

  2. Hi Bonnie, or should I say Cuz ;) Awesome..we get treated to two cards from you this week. Loving it. Great job with the brick wall and love the tiny leafy vine around the outside..awesome added details on this
    p.s. I fixed both the direct links for you ;) Thanks doing direct links in the really helps the design team to find your work and comment with ease :)
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Oh Bonnie!! This is so sweet!! I just love your coloring of this house mouse image!! Cutting it apart to fit the sketch is awesome!! Very springy!! Gorgeous details!! Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

  4. Bonnie this is exquisite. I am in awe of that new Martha Stewart border branch punch. The image is such a cutie and just warms you heart. A superb job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

  5. Hi Bonnie - what a treat for us having your gorgeous cards this week! I love that image and the BRICK WALL technique you have shown us here! Fabulous Bonnie! You have used the sketch perfectly! I am so glad you played along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate your support and we love seeing your 'works of the heart' See you again next week! (((hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team