Not very wisely, I started out coloring the images with Copics and then went through my paper pads looking for the right paper to use as a background. When I couldn't decide among these three patterns, I decided to use them all! I stitched strips together, forming the background.
The main image is from the transparent set "Uptown". The sun and sentiment are from "Sweet Home". The little mouse enjoying a visit to the city is from "Garden Critters", all Penny Black images. I've colored with Copics and mounted on the patterned paper. I love the summery combination of orange and pool.
And then I started adding "stuff"!! The front of the building looked vacant, so added the little mouse; then I had to add something for him to be looking at, so added the sun. And then I got the idea to punch out clouds from cloud patterned paper. A few touches with my white pen and I was done!
If you are looking for the "HI, Evie" post, just scroll down. It was such a cute photo I couldn't resist blogging it. Thanks for your patience with this proud grandma!!