Friday, September 4, 2015

Deck the Halls

It is time for another Christmas Challenge over at the Happy Little Stampers blog. The theme is HOLLY
You probably recognize this little mouse if you have been stamping for any amount of time, but, do you recognize the sentiments?
They are from the new Happy Little Stampers Store designed by our fearless leader
Kylie Purtell

I inked the little mouse stamp with versa fine onyx black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used my Zig CLEAN COLOR Real Brush markers. 

I colored the leaves with 2 different greens and the berries with 2 different reds. I used the browns and watered it down with a watercolor brush. I used a light blue and watered it down and went around the whole image to make it POP.

I used the wink of stella to go over the leaves and glossy accents over the berries.
Now lets see your best deck the halls with boughs of HOLLY, Fa la la la la la Fa la la la. 
Go link up over at the Happy Little Stampers and click on the Current Christmas Challenge 

Link up at Happy Little Stampers and you could win this set

or you could shop

I want to link up to Merry Monday use Holly

Hope you enJOYed


  1. soooo cute..... those house mouse stamps are timeless......

  2. Beautiful illustration and perfectly painted. The card is beautifully composed color. I really like the use of Glossy Accent. Get the Christmas card is a real joy.

  3. Your sweet little mouse is adorable - and the holly makes it perfect for the two challenges. I love the way you coloured it! I've ordered my Zig brush markers and can't wait for them to arrive as I'm getting so inspired seeing all these wonderful cards that use them!

  4. I love your card. Nothing like a House Mouse to bring smiles to your face. Love the colors.

  5. Adorable. Love this mouse and you have colored the image beautifully. Crushing on those sentiments, as well.

  6. So adorable LesLee! Love this little guy hanging on for dear life! :) Great colouring! xx

  7. This is so cute, LesLee! I love this little mouse in the holly and the sentiment is so perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  8. cute, cute, cute - love the happy new sentiments - so glad to see this at Merry Monday

  9. Great coloring with the Zigs on this darling little House Mouse & his Holly branch. Love the HLS Christmas sentiment too. TFS

  10. This is so cute, love the little mouse. xxx

  11. I agree this is such a cute image but glad they on the card and not on my decorations! :)

  12. Gotta love any card with a House Mouse stamp on it!! Your coloring is just beautiful and the sentiment is a perfect fit...cute, cute card!! :0)

  13. This is just adorable LesLee and the mouse is so cute! I love how you used the markers for your colouring - so vibrant.
    Carol x

  14. The image is super cute and you colored it up beautifully. A really fun and happy Christmas card.

  15. LesLee, this is brilliant! What a great way to combine the sentiments with the gorgeous image! xx

  16. I adore this image and you've created a gorgeous CAS card with it. Fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  17. Your card is so adorable, LesLee, and colored beautifully! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM from Merry Monday!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thanks Darnell... I didn't even know until you said something, been so busy lately.. Hugs to you too.