Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time for Tombow!

And a Toadal Makeover!  This week has been all about Stampendous® Stamps and TombowUSA and lots of wonderful creations designed to inspire you!  I love it when the Stampendous Design Team does a blog collaboration with a fantastic company like TombowUSA; it's just so much fun!  Of course, as you can see, there are prizes to win, too!  However, if you want to win a prize, you have to comment on our blogs, the more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chance of winning!  Pretty darn simple, right!?  So, without further ado, here's my project for today:


These were the colors I received, the Jewel set of 6!  I also received one of their new Blending Kits, which includes the Blending Palette I've shown you here, a Blender Pen and a Compact Spray Mister.    I wanted to show you my blending palette with colors still mixed on it so you could get an idea of how easy it is to get the color you need even from the Jewel set of 6 markers.  There's a super cute coloring chart for all the House-Mouse mice that can be found here, however, since I wasn't sent any of those colors, I had to mix my own! By combining purple and golden yellow, I was able to get my brown for the mouse fur, combining the golden yellow and red gave me the peachy tones I needed for his skin.  As you can see here, I mixed a few other colors, too, I wouldn't want you to think you are limited to just these six colors.  I used the Indirect Blending technique for this card.

Here's what I used to create this project:

Stampendous® HMM04 Toadal Makeover
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Jewel
Tombow Blender Kit
Archival Ink™ - Jet Black
Bazzill® - Ruby Slipper
Canson® Watercolor Paper
Bo Bunny® Mistletoe 6x6 Paper Pad (Wonky Squares)
Crate Paper® Party Day 6x6 Paper Pad (Stars)
May Arts Ribbon®
Mono Adhesive Power Bond
Foam Mounting Squares

Here's how I created this project:

Stamp image and color; trim to desired size
Create card base and image mat from Bazzill
Trim patterned papers as shown
Adhere patterned papers and attach ribbon as shown
Adhere patterned papers with ribbon to card base as shown
Adhere image to mat and attach to card base with foam mounting squares

This was a very easy card to create and I have to tell you, I really enjoyed mixing my colors and applying them with the Blender.  I know my colors are a little Christmas-y but when you have a green toad and red lipstick, you just have to go with what looks good, no matter what the season may be!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to comment if you wish to be entered to win a prize.  Don't forget that tomorrow is the BIG HOP!!  You don't want to miss it and I'll have two projects to share tomorrow!  Have a blessed day and I'll see you again soon!



  1. What an adorable card! Great job with the lips!

  2. HA! That is adorable! Love the lipstick!

  3. Toadally adorable!! Love the lips and how you set your card up!! Must get one of the Blending Kits!!! TFS!

  4. very cute!!! amazing how you created that with 6 bold colors. Great turnout!

  5. So very cute!! Love Stampendous and Tombow together!

    Carol B
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  6. Cute card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. Cute card and what fun you must have had playing with these colors.

  8. Hi Lea, considering what colors you had to work with you did a fabulous job in coloring, it's a talent I certainly don't have my colors would look like mud (hehehe). The only thing I can say about your card is it's too stinking cute! TFS.

  9. Very sweet card. Thanks for sharing these ideas!!

  10. Wonderful job! This mouse and frog are so cute, the definitely made me smile! And your coloring is wonderful, thank you for telling us how you combined the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  11. Your card is just adorable. The coloring and shading with the Tombows really makes the main images pop.

  12. Love the stamp and the coloring! The background paper is so vibrant. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us on using the markers.

  13. Great technique on blending the colors.

  14. Love the colors!!! Adorable card!!!

  15. Love your cute card--great coloring and choice of papers.
    Sue in Ohio

  16. I hope the makeover works. I had to laugh when I saw this card. The coloring is great. So many cute mouse stamps.

  17. I LOVE House Mouse!! This stamp is adorable! Your coloring is wonderful and I would have never thought "Christmas" until you mentioned it because, as you said, you used the colors that fit what is in the picture!

  18. This is so pretty. Love your card a lot.

  19. Oh my goodness, this is too darn cute! I love the mouse and the frog with lipstick. Your coloring is wonderful. tfs Patricia B

  20. Such a bright, colorful and fun card - love the lipstick on the frog and the mouse.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  21. Very cute!! You can't help but smile looking at it!!

  22. Super cute card, thanks for sharing.


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