Monday, March 18, 2019

Under the Weather

You probably know I'm a Bugaboo fan.  So much so that I amassed quite a collection while I was still working and too tired to color, but not too tired to shop.  Know how that goes?  For the last few years I've been trying to get them all colored up before I buy more.  Well, I took stock and found I had a mere seven left to color.  I can do that!  It's time Umbrella Mouse came out of the box.




Wait... I said seven?  Well... since I subscribe to their newsletter I have the benefit of the occasional free digi of my choice.  I've been trying not to look, but I weakened.  I chose a cute puppy, but then I also saw a pretty wreath on sale I just had to have.  Today, while I was looking up the link for Umbrella Mouse I saw another beautiful flower stamp, plus a comical kitty.  How can I say "no" to $1.50?  So that's four.  Let's see... I'm back up to ten not-yet-colored Bugaboos.  I can still do that!

Umbrella Mouse was colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits.  The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set -- Daffodils.  I sponged on some Distress Oxide inks, did a few water splatters, and framed with Poppystamps Feather Tree Frame.  Added a purchased flower (gift from a friend).  Oh, and if there has to be raindrops they might as well be sparkly, so I added Stickles to them.




I'll see you again on Wednesday with the Double D challenge.  In the meantime, maybe I'll color some more Bugaboo.  Take care!


Stamps:  Bugaboo Umbrella Mouse digi, Power Poppy Daffodils sentiment  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, lime green CS  Ink:  Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone  Coloring:  Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol  Accessories:  Crystal and Black Diamond Stickles glitter glue, purchased flower  Dies:  Poppystamps Feather Tree Frame

26 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

What a little cutie! I can see why you love him! Your coloring is perfect and the sentiment goes perfectly with it of course. Also love the bright green Feather Tree Frame! I am reminded this morning of why I'm such a huge fan! Color on my friend!

Kate said...

I love the combination of colours in your card and the cute little image. The use of the frame was very clever!

Pauline said...

Well this certainly brightened up my morning! So happy I got a chance to check out my Feedly before heading to work. Leslie, this is so sweet, your have coloured this little guy up perfectly. Love the colours and that feather tree frame works perfectly! This will for sure brightens someones day! I love bugaboo stamps too, have a few in my stash, need to pull those out as they are usually a fast colour! Have a wonderful day!

Sherri said...

Omg! I LOVE this little guy! I actually have that die and may even have that digi. If I don't, I will be getting it! He's adorable!! This would certainly put a smile on anyone's face!

Diane said...

Adorable little mouse and an adorable card!! He is the cutest little guy with his umbrella and colored so beautifully. Yes the Bugaboos certainly are a bargain let alone always so cute, I get the newsletter as well! Have a great day!!

Happy Dance said...

Yep. Raindrops should be sparkly, I totally agree! How cute is this? Guaranteed to help someone feel better. That mouse is adorable, and I love his sweet little umbrella. Perfectly colored, and wonderfully framed to give that little guy great proportion. Love this little card! And only 10 to go? That's not so many...I maybe should do a count...nah...I don't really want to know the answer, lol!! Bev

Darnell said...

Now you're going to laugh, but I swear to God this is the truth. Well, first, before I forget, I LOVE your sweet mouse and his polka-dotty umbrella and schparkly raindrops! You color with pencils like others color with paint ~ awemazing! So, you know I always order something when I visit and this time you reminded me that I've had that leaf frame in my wish list folder since the middle of last year. Well, that's no longer the case and $207.13 later, it will be on it's way to me soon. Sigh! You gotta laugh!! Hugs, Darnell

Pam Sparks said...

ah ha! Another Super Smooth Classic Crest lover! It's hard to find! I was going to ask what you use for pencils but you're so nice to include that info at the bottom! 'preciate that Leslie! What a super cute card and beautiful coloring and photo! (my first love was Becket Expressions Super Smooth, great for Copics too, but it was discontinued. boo.)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I can see why you are a fan of Bugaboo. This is such a cute image and I love the way you did the card with that wonderful die design too. I am a fan of Poppystamps as well but only have a few of their dies.

Yogi said...

cute card. Nice weather image. Need to do something with rain... Have a great day

pam said...

OMW I adore your beautiful card Leslie, gorgeous cute image, amazing colouring with a beautiful sentiment.
Hugs Pam x

Donna Ellis said...

HI, LESLIE! Your little mousie is sure to brighten someone's day - so so SO cute! Like you, I'm a huge Bugaboo fan, but your cards are always full of sweetness factor and melt my heart with their pretty details and cute scenery. I love that new puppy stamp you spoke of, and the wreath, too. Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card Leslie and really love the tree frame not seen that before--no I don't want/need it lol Great cute image and sparkly raindrops
Carol x

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I just love this card - it is so cute! The sentiment is just perfect with it as well! I love the raindrops spilling off the umbrella! Have a great week!

Christine Alexander said...

that tree die is perfect for your little scene Leslie, and your little mouse in the rain is so adorable :)

aussie aNNie said...

CUTE love this card and the gorgeous die..Your colours and colouring are inspiringly amazing.. xx

Evelyn S. said...

I am not familiar with Bugaboo, but I see why you like them! And I would never consider using a die cut that way, but it works so well. Love that bright green.

ChristineCreations said...

Great pencil work Leslie, and those leaves are really cool and delicate feeling. Perfect for a peek through to the image. Haha.....back up to 10...enjoy the colouring :)

Cindy Beach said...

I"m laughing like Darnell is, sort of the same thing. You reminded me that after visiting your blog and seeing your absolutely wonderful and always fun creations I am often enabled to buy something you used. I will have to go and see how many Bugaboo digs I have to color!
I'm sure I don't have this one, I love the card!
Thanks for telling me what kind of pencils you used to color.

laurie said...

Cute cute cute! And of course I am attracted to that Poppystamp frame die...I don't remember seeing that b4...I love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just too cute and precious, sure to brighten someone's day that is a bit under the weather. Love the framing to go with it and the pretty background, I need to remember to use my mineral spirits with my pencils.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Happy First Day of Spring Leslie!! It's raining up here in the Midwest but I guess, I won't complain, I rather have rain than snow.
And it seems like this sweet, adorable little mousey thinks the same way because she's taking a stroll in the rain.
Love the die you framed it with, such bright and happy colors, those raindrops look beautiful with the stickles.
This card will cheer anyone up as soon as it comes out of the envelope.
Thank you for sharing.
XO

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is just too cute for words!! What a fabulous frame and I love how you used it here with that adorable mouse! The touches of colour top and bottom of the card just brings everything together and adds to the perfection!

Stacy Morgan said...

Only 7 left to color... whohoo! You are almost there... oh wait you will have your cart full again before the last one is done. ha ha!!! ;-) This is super sweet and thoughtful. The leaf die cut is the bomb! Great get well card.

Lynette said...

Adorable and beautiful at the same time. How do you do that? :)

Loll said...

Absolutely the cutest mouse EVER! Love the umbrella and the sparkly raindrops. The lime green frame is perfect! This would definitely cheer up anyone under the weather! xx

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