Monday, August 11, 2014

Ice cream...? for me...?

Tonight is the deadline for our Dare To Get Dirty participants to enter their challenge cards. Since I did most of my cards as challenge samples before the event, I had a little fun stamping just for me, and combining a whole bunch of the challenges onto one card. This card actually covers 8 challenges!

After such a big event and my usual burnout after a CHA release, it felt really good to just make a card without obligation.  This House Mouse stamp is part of an unmounted set from Joanna Sheen's online store. I stamped the image onto a 4" Art Square from Inchie Arts - these are great for patient watercoloring and layered glazes. The wall was stenciled using a lightly dampened stipple brush and a brick stencil from Want 2 Scrap.

I mixed archival dye ink with modeling paste to make the ice cream dimensional - I just tapped the inkpad onto a ceramic tile, and used a palette knife to mix the color into the paste. I love that added texture!I did a little masking using a Sakura glaze pen on the rim and label of the carton. I added glaze to the pink spoons after coloring, so they'd be shiny. Doesn't ice cream taste better with a pink spoon?

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  1. Wow, this is gorgeous. Every detail is amazing!

  2. Just darling!
    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  3. This is absolutely Beautiful! Gorgeous! And A Totally Awesome card...I can't wait to give it a try on some level.

  4. This is an AWESOME CARD,Love it,great stamp!!!!

  5. YUM! Great card Dina....glad you had fun with this one...from your heart - always the best kind of card - and, it's a WINNER!

  6. Well, of course it does!! And so does pear apple sauce, because Millie (my 2 year old grand baby) asks for The Pink Spoon when she has her cup of apple sauce before lunch. LOL I love House Mouse!! And I love your coloring. and I love that you use different mediums for your coloring too! I splurged for my bday and ordered a gaggle of copics and can not wait for them to get here. LOL

  7. Oh, Dina, I love House Mouse stamps, and you've made this one sparkle!! Yummy with a pink spoon! Darling little ones so beautifully colored, and I love the glaze pen on the carton rim and label - so ingenious! Hugs, Queen Dina!