Monday, April 27, 2015

Have You Seen a Gruffalo?

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark woods,
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

"Where are you going  to Little Brown Mouse?
Come have lunch in my underground house!"

"It's terribly kind of you, Fox, but no -
I'm going to have lunch with a Gruffalo!"

Hi there Friends and Stampers!

Yes, that is an unusual way for my blog post to open but I promised you  the story behind my share today.  As you all must know by now I have a little grand daughter, named Emily.  When I was in Ottawa, Emily would have me read a story called The Gruffalo!

It's about a little mouse that fooled several woodland creatures into not eating him.   I must have read it a hundred times.  I did all the voices and she was always interested in the story. (But after awhile, I just wanted to pitch the book through the window) lol. 

Well I am sending her a card with a cd in it.  She also loves to dance.  Yesterday I received a parcel from Stampin' Up! and in it was my new Little Letters Dies.  And also my Simply Pressed Clay and the new alphabet mold.  This was too good an opportunity to miss!

So I used my new products to create this little beauty!

I used Whisper White card stock as my base and dug out a piece of Watercolor paper and used my Aqua Painter to color it Old Olive.  It is washed out in places and looks so cool as a mat.
I used the Little Letters dies to cut out Emily and then used the Negative space to make an impact.  Love this idea so very much!
The letters were put into the mold and then placed in the Freezer.  Once they hardened up enough to take out of the mold I let them dry for several hours before attempting to color them.  I used Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry Ink Refills and my Aqua Painter.  Then I had to wait for them to dry.  I am sometimes not a very patient person but I didn't want to mar the surface of my card front.
I used Life in the Forest stamp set and stamped the fox and the mouse in Memento Ink.  I then colored the fox in using markers.  Tangerine Tango and some Cajun Craze.  The mouse is done in Crumb Cake. 
Now do you get the reference at the top of the post? 

Here is a close up of the elements in the card.  I think it is #cute!  Hope you like my post today!
Foxy Hugs!  (I started to say Mousy hugs but like the other one better) 


  1. What a charming story to go with your (actually Emily's) card. Just adorable, and really, the first project that tempts me to try the clay and molds. Yes, I definitely know the trials of being a grandma and making a story so fascinating that you are stuck with carrying on the act over and over again!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I read each and everyone and enjoy hearing from the readers what they think of my creations. Being a Nana is the best job on earth!