Monday, April 27, 2015

Watermelon Mice - House-Mouse Challenge #HMFMC193

Hello Everyone,

Today is time to play another House Mouse Designs Challenge.  Here is a fun image that I love.  The theme of this challenge is dots... well I am considering my seeds dots as well as my black paper has white dots.. so this is fitting!.  LOL....  Coloring the rind was fun, I wanted to have those dark green stripes so I wet the white area with blender pen then added the light green (YG13, YG03). The wet area allowed the light green ink to bleed into the area that was wet with blender soultion making it look lit it was fading into the white part of the rind.  I did the same with the dark green.  I made sure the light green area was very wet before adding the dark green allowing the two to blend together a bit for a gradual blend. I like how it turned out.  The reds were easy peasy as I love to color with reds. I used R20, R24, R29, and R59.  The seeds are even better if you leave a bit of white area for that shinny highlight.  They always look better if the area is left white rather than adding a white gel pen on top of the black. 
Let the rind colors bleed into each other

Well, that's it for today, Hop you enjoyed my post.  Stamps are available through Stampendous  The cute House Mouse Designs stamp called Watermelon Mice  is available here HMR32, the matching greeting is called Mice Greetings is available here

Join the fun and enter your own House Mouse Design creation here  - If you don't want to join take a peek anyways at all of the great entries.

Colorful Hugs


  1. This is an adorable image Jennie. Love the colour of the bright green and the three buttons are so cute.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. This is sooo cute! Love the color scheme! You do great coloring too! Love it!!

  3. Your colouring is fabulous Jennie!! Beautifully done...thank you for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Good luck!
    Take care,

  4. WOW!! That yummy Watermelon looks so real! Gorgeous color work! Great take on the DOTS with the black polkadot paper too! Thanks so much for joining us at HMFMC. Good Luck to you!

  5. I saw your adorable card over on the House Mouse challenge..I had to come over and look closer! Just precious! I'm a new follower of yours now :)

  6. Jennie, this is just so mouth watering goodness! Love your fabulous coloring and thank you for sharing your House-Mouse Designs by Stampendous!

  7. Beautiful color work on this adorable card. Love the three color combo too. Just want to take a bight out of that watermelon, looks so good. Thanks for sharing your card with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. Gorgeous card Jennie :-) such a cute image and your colouring is fabulous ! love the whole design, totally adorable :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. Beautiful card, Jennie and fab coloring too! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Hugs,Snoopy :D

  10. Thanks for joining our new Dotty challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

    Lovely! I have colored this image before and it does take skill-yours is just wonderful!!! Wonderful coloring and get details!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  11. A stunning card, such a fun image and lovely bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

  12. Wow Jennie your colouring is fabulous sweetie and such a fun card too.

    So glad you could play along with us at HMAFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. I'm salivating and smiling at the same time. Beautifully done!

  14. Gorgeous coloring!! Thanks for the rind coloring tips! I can taste the yummy watermelon already!! TFS!

  15. This looks so delicious I want to take a bite! Beautiful job on the rind coloring!

  16. Wonderful card design and coloring. Thanks for the coloring tip!