Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mr Mischief

Welcome

I had fun creating this card for a young boy...

I started by stamping the image from a NBUS Katzelkraft set  Les Rats de Villes 
I stamped the image and greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and clear embossed them.


I then took my Kohinoor watercolour paints and had fun painting the image,  I 'grounded' him with some light brown paint.


I finished the 'floor' with a wee sprinkle of dark brown brushos, activated with a light spray of water. To my eye the resultant spots look as thought he has just gnawed the holes...


I then stamped BOO on the inside of the card, and carefully punched some holes so that the 'o's had the centre taken out of them.
 

I was very pleased how this turned out - I love those rat images, they have such wonderful expressions on their faces!

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29 comments:

Dawn T said...

LOVE it... great card for a boy!

brenda said...

What fun Maxine and perfect for a lad as most of them love little critters and the like.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so fun! Love the coloring and the dirt. WOW! Sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face!

NickScrapShack said...

This looks fantastic even though I´m not a big fan of rats.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

froebelsternchen said...

What a super fun card Maxine - I love it! Happy weekend ahead!
Big hugs,
Susi

Lisa J said...

This is so creative with so many fabulous techniques used. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dragonfly Dreams Lisa DT

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun card, love the rat image and his mischievous face. So creative to punch out the little holes in the 'Boo' sentiment and love the touch of brusho's too x.

jimlynn said...

That rat looks about like I feel today!!!!! LOVE your fun card Maxine.
Lynn

Darnell said...

It's clear you had fun making this great design for a young boy, Maxine! He will get such a kick out of it! Your grounding and those holes are just genius! It's all about the details!! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hehe, this is so fun! Mr Mischief indeed!! What a fun image Maxine. Love the way the 'Os' look with the holes punched front and back. So clever! A really fun design choice. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

What a fun card Maxine, love the useof Brushos in the corner and the boo holey Stamping too!! How utterly clever! Fun for a lad too.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Monica said...

Such a cute card, Maxine. SO fun. And your techniques are always so amazing.

Love,

Monica

Olga Fink said...

It's a very fun card Maxine!
Xoxo Olga

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card with the fantastic image! Love his expression!

Brenda said...

Oh Maxine, what a fun, fun birthday card for a young boy! I love these rats too, don't own any, but think they are so much fun. As you said it is their expressions that crack me up. I too think your floor looks like he has gnawed through the holes! lol Way to cute!! Hugs, Brenda

Billie A said...

Cute CAS card. I like the image and fun sentiment. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy challenge.

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Lovely Linda said...

How adoable is this image Maxine - and such a fun card for a young boy! Love how you use the Brushos xo

Gerrina said...

A fun card! Love how CAS it is and that the inside shows more! Hugs, Gerrina

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Mazxine, what a fun card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

creationsnz said...

Great card Maxine!! Love the holes and that rat just hunching along really made me laugh. A classic.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun and cheeky card for a little lad, you've done a fabulous job using the brusho's to ground the little rat... have a wonderful week... Happy Easter... Megan

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this! Love your coloring- the great details with the brusho's in the 'dirt', the fun rat image and best of all, your sentiment fun! Awesome!!!

stampingbowd said...

Maxine, this is adorable! I love the CAS setting you gave your sneaky mouse!

Julie said...

Perfect card for a guy
Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
Julie T
My blog: https://juliescraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Patti said...

Hello Maxine : ) and thank you for all the sweet comments you have been leaving on my blog!! I appreciate you taking the time : )

Funny Rat! how is it we have these love affairs with crazy rodents we would squash in a heartbeat IRL! giggles!! You have colored him beautifully!! : )

Patti

Cindy said...

Hi Maxine, what a great card. Love the digi! Thank you for joining the challenge of A Gem of a challenge. Hugs, Cindy DT

Dawn Frost said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT

Monika Reeck said...

Hehe the mause make me smile
cute card and so CAS Maxine
any boys will love this
hugs
Monika

Sonya van Stee said...

How fun! I love the holes and the speckles on the floor. What a fun card for someone to receive! Thanks for joining the April Challenge over at Paper Nest Dolls! -Sonya DT