Hey there crafty friends! Today I get to share a much anticipated sneak peek of the upcoming fall release with Trinity Stamps. I’ve illustrated a couple of these, and I’m very excited to share with you. Today’s sneak includes a card I made using The House Mouse set. It’s incredible, and includes all of the images on this card (sentiments excluded).
The little trio of mice live in this adorable tree stump surrounded by lush grass and vibrant toadstools. I created a fall like scene using distress oxide inks in rich warm colors, but this will be a great set year around. I inkblended my sky using Trinity’s blending brushes and distress oxide inks in scattered straw, dried marigold, and ripe persimmon. A few water and white ink splatters make it so fun. Then I cut two grassy hills from green cardstock. I also blended some crushed olive and a tiny amount of brushed corduroy onto the edges for a autumn like feel.
I stamped all of my images in black ink using my stamp platform. That always ensures crisp dark lines, perfect for coloring and close up pics! Then I colored everything with Copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. I kept everything within a few Color families. All the mushrooms in a light peachy coral, the mice in shades of light tan, and the greenery all with YG23 and YG3. I colored up a few floating leaves and made them a light buttery gold with a little R30 and RV42 blended onto the edges.
I glued down my taller grass layer before I popped my shorter grass layer up on foam tape. Then I began to adhere all of my images. I tucked my many images, to fill in the space and decided to mount one of the mice up on Fun foam so he would feel like he was jumping out to you. I wanted some google eyes on my snail and loved that they were perfectly sized, then added some sequins.
I love the monochromatic look and feel of this scene and hope that you enjoyed this sneak peak. The DT will be sharing all week and the big release will be on the 18th so get ready to see a lot of great products. Thanks for stopping by,