Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Celebrate Spring - Kitty with Easter Eggs

Hello, everyone!  A warm welcome to my newest Bloglovin' follower - Annette Allen - so happy to have you here!

Today I'm joining the Serendipity Stamps Spring Fever challenge - this is the first time I've played there! I inked up my Serendipity Stamps Kitty with Easter Eggs for the first time - I've had this cutie since last fall!  This makes for a great opportunity to play in Darnell's fourth NBUS challenge.  If you don't know what NBUS is, check out the link here.  The kitty is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop him up with foam tape.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the Easter eggs.


Another first for me - an inked rainbow!  I learned this technique in the Stretch Your Dies Online Card Class - Day 6 - Border Dies - Laura Bassen DIY Stencils.  I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border die to create a mask/stencil and then inked a rainbow with Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Broken China, and Dusty Concord.  I don't have the proper inking tool so I used a cut-up kitchen sponge - it did the trick!  The rainbow panel is die-cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and popped up with a piece of fun foam. Three coordinating sequins were added. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Basket of Wishes clear stamps.


I would like to support these other challenges:
  1. Crafty Gals Corner Hippity Hop 1/2  
  2. One Crazy Stamper AG 5/5
  3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring Pinterest Inspiration 2/5 


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!



33 comments:

brenda said...

Love, love inked rainbow Kitty, makes for a really striking card.

B x

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so sweet.. i love how you added the color.. great designing..

Becca Cruger said...

This is SOOOO cool! Seriously. I am in LOVE. I'm totally going to have to try this with one of my dies now. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner, too!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!! The rainbow looks amazing!! Wow!! And the kitty is so sweet!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card! LOVE the background :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous rainbow, Kitty!! Love it so much! And love the technique you used, thanks for sharing! It's another thing that I promise me to try! Your kitten is a cutie, so lovely! And the three sequins are perfect for give emphasis to the rainbow!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, your inked rainbow is brilliant and you have chosen such a cute image.
Pauline
x

Jacee said...

Fabulously colourful card, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

terrie said...

I love the rainbow background...you did a great job on doing the swirls..
The image is so adorable....awesome card

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that rainbow! I like how it sort of fades out and them BOOM the next color. Plus it has great motion to it. That is a sweet NBUS kitty stamp too. Great card!!!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a sweet image and you have colored it so beautifully. Like your rainbow too. Very pretty!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the rainbow of colors. I have a similar die made by Simon Says Stamp that I may give this a try with.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Judy V said...

Really cute card! Love the kitty image and the rainbow you created! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Andrea W said...

Wow! Your inked rainbow looks awesome and of course the kitty is adorable. Another fantastic card.

aileen (mum) said...

Brilliant, wonderful rainbow, I have got to try this. You have perfected.

Georgie C said...

This is amazing! I love the rainbow you've created xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cutie and such lovely colours and layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lucy Woods said...

Wow I LOVE this!! That rainbow is so fab!!
Lucy x

Doris said...

Awesome card! Online card class has been great, and you obviously learned a lot.

Mary Dew Lee said...

Your rainbow is amazing - I especially love the colors you used! And of course the Kitty with the Easter Eggs is adorable! Thanks for joining us in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

Pam from Maine said...

I absolutely love your background. What a great job!

Monika Reeck said...

that Kitty smile so swwweeett love this Image my dear friend
and woohooo you did it so well with that inking Perfect inking Kitty
I cant do so nice like you it will look like distress but yours look like it painted
Love this card
you made so simple and less embelishment and ADORABLE
now jump to your next post :)

Donna said...

Wow, cute card and that rainbow is fabulous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have given Laura Bassen a run for her money with your stunning sponged rainbow, Kitty, and you did it with a kitchen sponge! WOWZA, I bow in awe, sister!! And I just did a big whiney post about sponging with the fancy-smancy blending tools when I should have just shut my mouth and used my kitchen sponge! Holy Moly!! Your NBUS Kitty is adorable, BTW, we musn't forget kitty with her colorful basket of eggs! Now that I can sponge and I have this inspiration from you, I can't wait to try that homework from the class. Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

marion said...

I love the rainbow and the easter egg bunnycat, so lovely, fab card, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, Marion

Jeanne J said...

That background is amazing! Fab with the Easter eggs - so colorful - real eye candy !

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous rainbow and love that sweet kittie!! Wink of Stella on the eggs...perfect! So glad you joined us at SSBC!!

Bad Kitty said...

very cute card

Marybeth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you did your color background amazing and the Kitty is adorable! Thanks for playing at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog

weim house said...

Love your card! the background is awesome! Thank you for sharing and congratulations! Hope you have a great Easter!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the rainbow on your card ~ It is gorgeous! Congratulations on winning over at Serendipity!! Well deserved!!

Taunya Butler said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is awesome times amazing times incredible - IN LOVE WITH THIS!!! The way you did the multi color sponging, just flat out impressive!! So glad I started following you on Bloglovin'!!! This came through in my feed and I just fell in love with it!!!

Kathy said...

Your background is stunning and I love the card!! wow!