Thursday, September 12, 2013

Siamese Kitty with Butterflies

Hello, everyone.  Today I have made (surprise, surprise) another cat card LOL.  This time I went with a Siamese cat and an Asian garden theme.  I followed a sketch for a brand new challenge over at MFP Speedy TV called "Oriental Sketch Challenge"  (see sketch below).

This one took a bit of time - I did some good old-fashioned stamping here and even got out my Perfect Pearls to give it some lustre.  I created my own background by stamping several Asian-themed stamps in grey on turquoise cardstock, brushed on gold Perfect Pearls, stamped the sentiment in black, mounted on purple cardstock, and covered a white card base.  Next I created two panels to follow the sketch (see below) using purple cardstock, onto which I stamped an Asian cat symbol repeatedly in gold, brushed on turquoise Perfect Pearls, and affixed to the card. 

I stamped the cat image in black on white cardstock, coloured with pencils, mounted on black and then gold cardstock, and affixed to the card.  Lastly, I added two glittery turquoise butterflies with buttons tied with gold twine, two gold punched butterflies accented with black gems, and four shimmery metallic turquoise flowers.   Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Cat (Coronado Island Stamps), Asian cat symbol (Paper Pleasures), Asian garden stamps (Stampin' Up - Asian Art), Double Happiness (unknown/unmarked) Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings CL-342) see --->
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Stampin' Up Going Grey
  • Pearlescent effect:  Perfect Pearls - Egyptian Gold, Caribbean Mist
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up, Recollections
  • Butterfly punch:  EK Success
  • Embellishments:  Glitter butterflies, buttons (Recollections), gold twine, metallic flowers (dollar store)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. A Blog Named Hero #31 Button It (Must use HA product) UE C5
  2. Allsorts #223 Use a Butterfly 3E #2
  3. Loves Rubberstamps #69 Have a Sentiment on Front UE
  4. MFP Speedy TV Oriental Sketch Challenge #1 5E #1
  5. Vintage Stamping Challenge #12 Anything from Your Garden 3E #1
MFP Speedy TV - Sketch
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


Anne said...

I think this is just gorgeous! It is so elegant and rich in colour and yes, very oriental! I LOVE that cat image! TFS!

catherine said...

This is a lovely card and lovely colours. thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Vickie Y said...

Your Siamese cat and butterflies card is gorgeous! I like the way you turned the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #1.

Tina said...

Such a sweet card with a cat surrounded with butterflies. My cat Findus says he lovels it too :-)) Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

The Siamese cat is a perfect one for Oriental Kitty and a great card for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

B x

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love this kitty!! It's awesome!!

Kelly Latevola said...

What an elegant color combination! I love the turquoise and gold is so trendy right now :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Olivia said...

This came together so nicely...what great papers. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the Siamese cat! The butterflies are a purrfect compliment to this card! Thanks for playing the MFPSpeedyTV Oriental Sketch Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely!! :) :) What a great color combo!! :) :)
Thanks for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps for the sentiment challenge!!
:) :) :) ~~Nicole~~