Hi there everyone. This is a NBUS stamp which I bought fairly recently from IndigoBlu called Blue's Look Out as I just couldn't resist this cute cat.
I started by watercolouring a snippet of white cardstock using the smooshing technique and Adirondack Shell Pink and Distress Ink Picked Raspberry. I then stamped the image on to this watercoloured card using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then die cut the image mat using a Simon Says Stitched Square, the largest die. The stamped image didn't quite fit into the square die so ended up cutting just a little of the original image away. I coloured the eyes of the cat with Spectrum Noir yellow and orange pencils and added some Glossy Accents on top, and I also coloured the flowers on the image with a pink Spectrum Noir to make them show up a bit more.
I embossed a background white layer using a piece of white card and a Tim Holtz Brick Wall Embossing Folder. I then adhered this and the pink image mat to the base card.
I decided to use a frame which was left after I cut a stitched mat for my last project and so stuck it over the top of the image but as you can see instead of square on I twisted it.
I decided to add a couple of corners and thought I would use a Memory Box die called Snowflake Corner
which actually looks like little flowers or stars and so doesn't necessarily have to be used for Christmas. I cut two of these using a snippet of white card and decided to make them silver which I thought would go nicely with the pink. To do this I used my Brilliance Platinum ink pad and just swiped it all over the die cuts until well covered. This is a pigment ink so left them to dry for a little while, and to be sure I just went over them with my heat gun a few times. I also stamped and cut out a couple of little butterflies, using another snippet of white card, with a freebie set I got with a magazine a little while ago which are actually Sheena Douglas designs. I again used the Brilliance Platinum ink to stamp with and layered them up. I also die cut a sentiment using a Britannia die and another snippet of white card which I coloured with the Adirondack Shell Pink ink. I decided after I had cut it to darken the pink a bit with a Spectrum Noir Pencil
I finished by adding little pearls to the butterfly, the corners and on the larger flower on the image.
Thank you for dropping by today.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
I have been away for a week and this was a scheduled post so have only today been able to link up to these challenges which means they are rather close to the finishing dates unfortunately.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Time Out Challenge - Nature with Optional Twist of Animals.
Cuttlebug Mania - Tic Tac Toe - middle line across - use pink, emboss and Birthday Theme.
Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature.
P.S I was tickled pink to be chosen as one of the runners-up over at Cuttlebug Mania.