Love Mice Valentine’s for Sasayaki Glitter (With Video)

Time for another Sasayaki Glitter video! I wasn’t able to share any last month as we had some technical difficulties going on. I think they are all under control now, and I’m planning to do an extra video this month to make up for it!

I started out this card by printing the adorable Love Mice image onto some alcohol marker friendly paper, then cutting it with a Sizzix heart die. I had measured the image against the heart before printing so that I could be certain it would fit within the die I wanted to use.

I then began colouring the image. I mostly used  Yosoo alcohol markers but did also bring in some Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I went with my lightest grey Yosoo markers to colour the mice, shading them is if the light source is on the right hand side. I bought in a touch of pink SN marker for their inner ears.

The heart of course had to be red. I only have two red markers and those are both Yosoo markers. In order to increase the depth of colour on my heart I used a brown SN marker for my deepest colour. The brown I picked has a reddish tone to it, and blended well with the other two colours. I left the highlight area white, though I could also have coloured over it and just gone back in with a white gel pen later to add the highlight back in.

Having completed the colouring I worked on putting the card together. I chose a bright pink card base and topped it with a large snippet of heart patterned paper that’s been in my stash for a while. I then played around with a few idea for how to add the focal panel, but eventually decided to create a heart from pink mirror card and adhere that offset from the focal image. I chose to forgo a sentiment on the card.

This little love mice image is so sweet and was definitely fun to play with. I’m really pleased with my colouring on it, and I think the brown worked nicely as the shadow colour for my red. It really helped give the heart some good dimension. I do like the layout too, even if it took me a little while to get to it. I’d originally been thinking maybe I’d layer the two hearts together so the mirror one would be a mat for the image one, but I think this way works really nicely.


Lady Joyful

*Affiliate links may have been used in this post. When you buy products from a company after following an affiliate link, I will get a kickback at no extra cost to you. This helps me to keep doing what I do! Thank you for your support.*

Challenges included:

CAS-ual Fridays – Hearts

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Dies R Us – For the One I Love

HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Mod Squad – Have A Heart

Moving Along With The Times – Love

Power & Sparkle – Love To Sparkle

Sasayaki Glitter – For A Loved One

SheepSki Designs – Red/Hearts/Romance/Love

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Love Is In The Air

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – It Must Be Love

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Love

STAMPlorations Challenge – Paint it Red

Uniko Challenge – Something Old, Something New and Optional: Love (the patterned paper is old, from my stash, and the digi is new-to-me)

25 thoughts on “Love Mice Valentine’s for Sasayaki Glitter (With Video)

  1. Another fabulous card from you Charlotte ! These two mice are so sweet holding this beautiful red heart ! Great colouring and lovely design. Thanks for sharing and for playing (again & again) along at Uniko !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wonderful design. Love the mice. Thanks for taking time to link up with us at Dies R Us. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
    DRU DT

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh my! Your little mice couple are so sweet! The hearts-and-swirls background add to the sweetness factor~ Thrilled to see you in the STAMPlorations Paint It Red, HLS Anything Goes with Dies and Uniko galleries!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.