Blue, red, and white

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London mouse! Eek!! I’ve been eyeing these stamps ever since it was released in September 2015, and I just couldn’t for the life of me get a hold of them because every time there was a sale (which is when I allow myself to spend money) they were always sold out! Well I finally got them during the Christmas sale and I was so excited to finally receive them!

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I’ve always wanted to revisit some color combination schemes that I used to learn in art class, and I thought given that London flag colors are blue, red, and white, it was very fitting to limit myself to only those colors. I decided to use colored pencils, so here you see the only 3 colored pencils I used for all the coloring, blue, red, and white.

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After the coloring was done, I decided to make a simple background blended with Rose Quartz dye ink. Since the mice are the stars of this card, I simply stamped the buildings, trees, and lamps from the set with a blue (Atlantic pigment ink) that matched shade of the hats. No coloring needed!

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And to complete the card, I added some black striped washi tape to the bottom of the card, as if its a road for the mice, and added a simple “hello” sentiment that a I created with my DYMO labeler. All the mice and sentiment were elevated with foam tape.

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LOVE this stamp set!!!! You’ll definitely be seeing more cards from me with these stamps.

Cheers,

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3 thoughts on “Blue, red, and white

  1. This card is absolutely endearing! I lived in London for over a year and this brought back so many happy memories! I also loved the way you created this card in layers so that it really comes to life. I also thought it was so clever of you to leave the background understated and then really pack a punch with the mice. And WOW– I must give you kudos for using only THREE colored pencils here! Quite a miracle what you were able to pull off! Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you for such sweet words! Glad that the card was happy to bring some happy memories back 🙂 I really appreciate all the details you noticed…it means the world to me! Thank you!

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