Mixed Media House Mouse Card with Hurricane Relief Update

I wanted to show how to make a watercolor card with Crayola watercolors, but the card went completely awry.

Before I started, I made stamp cleaner with 1 part baby shampoo to 10 parts distilled water. You can also use Dawn dishwashing detergent, but I would use less. I found my pump bottle on Aliexpress, but was told you can also find it at the Dollar Tree in the nail department. Pour your baby shampoo into the bottle and add the water and swirl. It works well with a bib or old t-shirt.
The stamp is from Stampabilities and is called Sunny Side Up. I started with Crayola watercolors, and tried them first, then went on to my Koi watercolors. I use Royal and Langnickel brushes #5 that I bought at A C Moore.
I wanted to take a minute to talk about my plans for hurricane relief. Rebecca Walton, one of the owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry has donated a lot of products for our destash video. 100% of the proceeds will go to hurricane relief. That video will go live in the next couple of days. On October 28th, I’ll have a video that people can submit a comment of the things they would like replaced and viewers will comment on the items that they want to donate. Lindsay the FrugalCrafter, came up with the concept and Rebecca and I are running with it. We are trying to help as many people as possible (including people in Puerto Rico), and are asking that only people affected by the hurricanes/floods ask for donated items. We are excited about helping and hope our viewers and the customers of Rubber Stamp Tapestry will join us in our effort to Make a Difference on Make a Difference Day October 28th….

Now, back to the card. I added some Marco Renoir colored pencils 48 count, trying to add more yellow to the flower and lighten it somewhat. Then I used Gamsol to blend the colored pencils…I decided maybe I should add some white, so used my white gel pen on it…In the meantime, I used an AliExpress die to cut out the image.
I put the image on an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″ gold card stock folded on to 4 1/4″. And because I wasn’t thrilled with the card, I added tear tape to the back and adhered it to the gold cardstock. Then decided maybe Stickles would improve the sunflower, so I started with yellow Stickles, then added Brown to the edges and green to the stem of the flower. The sentiment came from an old stamp that I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on and then decided I needed to redo it with gold embossing powder and used a Stampin’ Up ticket punch and added some gold Stickles to the bottom and top of the punched hello.
I stamped the back with “I made this for you.” and Greeting from Kansas, a new set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry…really beautiful sunflowers that I stamped with Hello Honey ink from Stampin’ Up. You can find their newest stamps at https://pegstamps.com/newest-stamps/

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