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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mousey Monthly Challenge inspiration

Hello Every one!! 

I'm here today with a little something to inspire you for this months 

monthly inspiration challenge over at Viva Las VegaStamps!!! 

The words that inspired me were: weird, different, grey, tan, black, white, neutrals, mice, rays, critters, cheese, numbers, splatters, light bulb, bright ideas, light bulb moment, spritz, distressed and grungy
(Stamps used at bottom of post)

To start I used plain card stock to cut out a tag measuring 2 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Next I stamped my mouse/rat and the set of 3 triangles so that I would have the placement of my focal images.. 

(if you want to make masks this is the time to mask them off... this time I just glued cut outs on top of each of these after I did the background).

now I stamped all of my background images in a kind of randomness... The coffee ring was stamped in distress ink- pumice stone, I also used this to sponge ink onto the entire background. all of the other images were stamped in black ink. (archival and versafine were on my desk today).  I also used the black ink to distress the edges of my tag

(same thing for the back of the tag)
(to make the light bulb Pop and look 3D I edged it in black pan pastels)

For the crinkle ribbon I used vintage photo, pumice stone, and black distress ink on my craft mat with a little water. 

I hope this inspired you to join in our challenge! 

I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!! 

Stamps Used: 

Creepy Rat With Cheese 2 x 2 1/4

Large Lightbulb 2 x 3

 Writing Triangles 1 1/4 x 3 1.4

Tape X 1 3/4 x 1 3/4

Plate 1455 (the last 4 above are all from this plate... Honestly this is my must have all time fave plate... so here is the link to it too) 


  1. Little creepy mouse is SO creepy cute! Love this great tag! The back looks great too. I was beginning to think no one but me did the backs of tags as well as the fronts. Yay!

    1. Lol I do the backs of my art a lot of the time, but I usually don't share it.. Lol (usually because I use stamps that are a completely different theme ... Or if its a design team project the stamps on the back may not be from that company.. Or I'm just lazy that day lol...) Thank you BTW!!!

  2. That's fabulous, Tera !
    Corrie x


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