Tuesday, 5 April 2016

House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge No. 2

I hope you are all enjoying the House Mouse and friends Challenge Blog Hop at Stampendous.
Please go to their blog to see how to join in.


Another great stamp that just so happens to co-ordinate with one of my favourite stencils.

I had always coloured the thistle green and purple but I went looking for pictures to make sure I had the colour right I found that the Australian Scotch Thistle is grey with the purple fluffy top so that's what I did. I really like this colouring at it is a little less expected. I used coloured pencil and gamsol on watercolour paper with a little watered down ink for the sky. It could have been darker but I panicked and didn't want to ruin it.

HMCP29 Sing a Song

LL3001 Thistle

Happy crafting,


  1. Stunning card, Julie. The stenciled Thistle frames the House-Mouse image so well. Wonderful job on those sweet singers, they are colored so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your House-Mouse!

  2. What a perfect match to go with this stamp! Super fun when everything is all matchy matchy like this! ♥ Sue Kment HM DT

  3. So cute! Love all of the details.

  4. This is so beautiful. I love that you paired the thistle stencil with this stamp.

  5. I ADORE that image with the bird and house mouse singing!!! What a great stencil to use with it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. OMG Julie ... what are the chances of those matching? I love it and the color. Wow.