Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lorraine Aquilina & House Mouse Stamps!


Hi bloggers! Oh my goodness! I can barely believe it as I type it, but STAMPtember™ is already half way through! Wow! I loved reading on Facebook the other day that one of your favorite things about this month has been the blogs! Wow, we just love hearing that, and we also feel very blessed to be surrounded by such talented designers & in general GREAT people in the industry!


Speaking of great people... meet Lorraine Aquilina! Or, as we all lovingly call her, Lols. :)  Not only is she an extremely talented crafter, but she has a HEART OF GOLD! I'm very fortunate to work with Lols often, and even though we only get to literally see each other about once a year (she lives an ocean apart from me, in Malta!), I think of her as a dear friend.  She's a busy wife, mum of 2, & 'foster' mum to her beloved dog Jessie, and her heart melts to many kitties that are fortunate to come to her door step!  Not coincidentally, her love of animals runs into the stamp lines as well, and she loves House Mouse stamps so we thought she would be the perfect candidate to show you how to color these adorable mice perfectly!

 
Lols graciously provided a picture by picture demo of how you can get the perfect shading, & it sure is lovely! Lols, will explain her process as she goes:



  I add a base color to the image, I use E000 on the skin areas and E30 on the fur


I then add shading to the skin with E00 and R20 and add E31 to shade the fur.


I then build up the color with some E33 on the darker shaded areas of fur.
The apple is colored with R22 and G20 as base colors.

I then add R24, R27 and R29 to deepen and shade and G21 and G24

Now for the finished products :-)

For the card I used papers and sentiment from the August Card Kit




I made this scrapbook style recipe book so that favorite recipes can be cut out of magazines or printed from the internet and glued inside :-)


Now... you don't want to forget to stop by Lorraine's blog HERE to get an extra special discount off House Mouse stamps..for a limited time only!

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49 comments:

  1. Great project & thanks for the copics coloring tutorial.

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  2. super cute. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Lols makes the colouring look so easy.

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  3. Wow, fab colouring, love that apple! Maddy x

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  4. Lols makes coloring look easy. She's fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I adore the House Mouse stamps so much, and love your tutorial on shading.

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  6. Mouse House stamps are at the top of my favorite stamps list! Thanks for sharing about your coloring and I really like your idea for you pie and pastries collection.

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  7. love the coloring *sigh* so pretty!

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  8. Love seeing the color building/layering!! Got some Copics coming my way!

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  9. wonderful step by step by one of the nicest bloggers I 'know'. Well done Lols, this is fabulous (just like you)

    xxx

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  10. oh Lols, a great tutorial and of course an amazing image to show us on your spotlight, you little star you
    squeeeeeeak!!!!
    hugs Kate xx

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  11. cute cute cute
    thanks for the coloring hints

    Barb Housner

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  12. Lols, your coloring tutorial is brilliant and what an adorable image and project you've created. This is spectacular!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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  13. Nice projects and tutorial! I love House Mouse stamps. I also like making cards as well as scrapbook pages. Would you like to visit my blog? http://www.littleladybugcreations.wordpress.com

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  14. Very cute and thanks for the coloring tutorial.

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  15. These are so sweet and fabulous coloring. I like your tutorial on how you colored girlie, awesome job.

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  16. Woooow! Gorgeous coloring!
    I wish I could color like that...
    Thanks for the tips!

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  17. Wonderful job coloring. I love all the red. Iris

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  18. Wow Lols, what a wonderful tutorial hun, I love that image and your colouring is perfect.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey Hugs
    Tracy x

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  19. Love these cute mouse projects!! Her coloring is superb!!

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  20. Lols is the Queen of House Mouse cards they're always stunning as is all her cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. GET OUTTA TOWN!!!! Those are the cutest House-Mouse Projects EVER!!!! I LOVE your coloring...and the little tutorial is fantastic! So happy to see you featured here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. YOU ROCK! (((hug)))

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  22. Oh Lols, these meeces are something that I just love to pieces!!! :) Your coloring is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial hun!! So fun!! :)

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  23. Absolutely darling, Lorraine! Love it! :^) Hugs, Penny

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  24. Awesome colouring great to see step by step, me thinks I need this cute guy..& maybe a few to keep him company..love stopping by Lols blog for fab HM inspiration thanks for the tutorial..

    smiles Christine x

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  25. Who better than Lorraine to show off House Mouse Stamps! What a great tutorial and coloring job. That red apple looks good enough to eat!!! Great tips and tricks for coloring.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  26. I love your card and the way you explain the coloring techniques. Thank you so much for sharing. And House of Mouse is one of my favorites. Glad to have you haere.

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  27. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing all this with us!

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  28. Fabulous coloring and shading. Very impressive and she makes it sound so simple.

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  29. Thanks for sharing your steps on how you colour love to look at these and pick up a trick or two :)

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  30. Lovely card. I love the House Mouse stamps.

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  31. Thanks for the great tutorial Lols. The card and the recipe book are both gorgeous. Love them both.

    Kat xx

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  32. Cute and Adorable. lovely coloring too. TFS

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  33. Love Lols, she is too sweet. Her card is so precious with all that amazing coloring!!!

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  34. Great card and coloring tutorial Lols! This card is SUPER sweet!

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  35. Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for all the tips and how-tos!

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  36. Hi Lols. Your work ROCKs my sweet and wonderful Mousey Friend! Love your fab Mousey Coloring tutorial of the gorgeous card and recipe otebook! Thank you and Heidi for the exclusive discount on these adorable and most favorite HMD stamps!!) Off to shop for more....

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  37. Thanks Lorraine - great tutorial

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  38. So talented with those Copics and so loving what you created sweet Lols, lovely to see you being featured..hugs

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  39. Hi hun
    as always a fabulous creation, great colouring tutorial, sue,xx

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  40. how adorable with those cutie little HM! :)

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  41. Oh Lorraine, this is just fab. I love how you've coloured the image and thanks so much for the tutorial. I always love your work, and this is no exception. FAB card. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Annette
    xx

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  42. Thanks to Lols for sharing some great step to step pic.
    Lovely project.
    hugs Dorte

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  43. Fab projects Lols - really love the recipe book idea! Your colouring is perfect - thanks so much for the 'how to'!
    Helen x

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  44. Wonderful tutotial and fabulous colouring Lols. I am looking forward to colouring my first HM image. It is stamped and ready to colour as I write this.
    Carissa :)

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  45. Fab projects Lorraine! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  46. Lorraine and the SSS team I Have to say that I am Proud to of Lorraine and all her AWESOME projects and LOVE having her on our team too! and LOVE seeing this Project and LOVE all the great things you do here! THANK YOU SSS and Thank you Lorraine!! hugs me xx

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  47. Awesome! I was just trying to color some of these this weekend and I couldn't figure out how to make the color so I could still see the detail in the stamp, so thanks for the tips! There was also a stamp I hadn't ordered yet because it was a bit spendy, but now it's mine with that discount :)

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