Friday, April 3, 2020

Angels / Anything with Wings

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping busy (crafting!) during this period of self isolation.  I hope our new challenge at Winter Wonderland will motivate you to create something new!

Our challenge this month is "Angels / Things with Wings".  Our sponsor for this challenge is Sherry West Art and the winner of this challenge will receive a special surprise from Sherry!

This image is Merry Christmouse.  So pure, innocent and peaceful.  I colored her up with Copic markers.  The paper is part of the Winter Wonderland Collection by Doodlebug.

I have to share a funny story about this image.  After I printed it off, it sat on my desk for a few days before I started coloring.  While coloring I was looking at the space between her hands and was trying to figure out if it was part of the dress or maybe a heart...I wasn't sure so I colored it as part of her dress.  I finished the coloring and the name of the image came to mind and I thought hmmm, why is it called Christmouse then it hit me - she's holding a mouse!  So, out came the colorless blender and lightened the blue and recolored the tiny mouse grey.  I really need some fresh air!

Christmas 24 - Sketch
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Sherry West who is the owner-designer of Sherry West Art is a digital and rubber stamp artist, colouring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children's book title "It's Raining Cats!  It's Raining Dogs!  It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!" (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

She is a member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, an ESL teacher, a published educational curriculum writer, award winning poet and semi-pro photographer who work has been accepted by Getty Images.

Married for 20 years to a very patient guy with 3 really funny kids, 2 fluffy dust bunny chinchillas, 1 huge hairy dog and 13 random cats.

Her art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the UK and
 has appeared on Hochanda twice.


  1. Aww this is gorgeous Michelle, love the blue and pink colour combo and that paper is scrummy!! How lucky that you spotted that cute mouse just in time!! xx

  2. Beautiful card Michelle. Great catch..thank goodness for colourless blender. xx

  3. LOL! I had to go back and look at the image - it is a cute little mouse. Lovely card, super colouring. Thanks for playing along with Christmas 24 Challenge, Deborah, DT.

  4. Fast thinking!! Love this! Thanks for playing along at Christmas 24!!