This month SNS is featuring five new specialty stamp sets suitable for: * the men in your life, * the country-lovers and farmers you know, * those who enjoy fishing (great sentiments!) * and workers who wear scrubs or work in the Navy Nurse Corps. * There is also a beautiful Autumn Nature set. Enjoy!
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On October 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed above. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. It's a Mystery as to which Designer will have the winning comment on her blog. The Grand Prize Winner, who will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.
I colored Gus with Copic Markers. This rendition of Gus is available as a colored image with the Digital Set. The digital set also comes with a black-and-white image, and two colored versions - one with the blue background and one without, plus an extra sentiment.
First I crimped some tan and blue cardstock, and die cut the grass. I also added additional weeds and grass around Gus's feet with Copic G07 and Copic Multi Marker in Olive.
To coordinate the card, I also cropped the cat tails and the fish hanging from Gus's line. After copying and pasting the fish several times, two panels were cut and distressed as "matching" designer paper. Placing the cropped images on my word processor allowed me to flip the cat tails horizontally and frame the PNG sentiment. The tiny fish was copy and pasted repeatedly to make the "printed papers" for the top and bottom of the easel card:
Even the sentiment alone makes for a great card:
Ivory colored cardstock was used to frame the layered panels and as the base of the easel:
Receive the Lovely as a Leaf stamp set, and create a gorgeous glitter bow with cording.
These products are included in your kit:
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It's about The Consequences of Eating Too Much Candy - A House Mouse Halloween Tale
The image is quite large - I was surprised at 4"x5".
I colored with Coppic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, and distressed with inks.
The Pea Nut Gallery portion of my stamp room began rumbling and grumbling again due to neglect! So out came the House Mouse box to discover which of the images was crying the most for neglect.
It was this virginal Mud Pie Tale rubber stamp I've owned for 2 years? 3 years? 4 years? I cannot recall when it was purchased, but last summer, as I colored it, and thought it could be either BACK TO SCHOOL or HALLOWEEN - trying to educate the wee mice on the consequences of eating too many sweets.
But I'm not positive how old the stamp is - poor memory. It is well over a year old however. Too Cute! It's actually versatile image. (Psst! My favorite part is at the far left - all you can see is a curled tale of someone sneaking candy, more than likely!)