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A Napping Mouse

Happy Saturday. 

I received a fabulous card from a friend this week, and she included a new stamp (Yay).  It was the Rose Nap House Mouse image, and it made me smile because my Mother loved HM so much.  It has been a long time since I played with one, but I now I totally remember why we loved them.  Isn't it the sweetest image?

I stamped, watercolored, and layered in the image into an ATC sized panel.  Then I was stuck with what to do for the background until I saw a fabulous rug on Pinterest.  I decided to try and acheive a woven rug look by drawing the lines with a marker and then adding in various water colors and making sure to use the main colors of the image as well.




  1. Your card is beautiful! Great coloring. I love the background too. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  2. This mouse is so sweet among the flowers! Wow, that background is brilliant done! Such a darling design Nancy!

  3. Hi Nancy! Thanks for popping over! Your image is adorable, coloring is fantastic, and that background....ingenious!

  4. This is so sweet Nancy, I love the little mouse!

  5. what an adorable house mouse image, love the way you matched the background ♥

  6. Very, very sweet and such a nice memory, too!

  7. Fabulous coloring and wonderful background paper. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. Hi Nancy! I absolutely love your beautiful card. You did an amazing job with the "woven rug" look on your background! And the stamped image is very pretty - the flowers are beautiful and that little mouse is so cute!!! And I want to thank you so much for your visit to my blog, too. I meant so much to me. Have a happy April! Hugs, Sharon

  9. Awwww what a super cute mousey creation, love the colour combo and design paper thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC
    Mousey hugs Christine xx

    1. You matched some great design paper with this pretty mouse image. Love the roses!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my card.

  10. A lovely spot for a nap. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends, CarolG.


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