Saturday, April 25, 2015

Watercolour Kitty (Newton's Nook stamps)

Hello, everyone!  Today I tried watercolour - I say tried because it's harder than it looks!  I used an adorable stamp from Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Paris. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook - Newton's Birthday Bash.


I started with the background and created a cloudy sky with watercolour and then die-cut it with Simon Says Stamp's stitched rectangles.  I like how the background turned out!  Kitty and his hot air balloon were much trickier!  I heat-embossed the image as I thought it might help me stay inside the lines. I chose silver embossing for something different, and I heat-embossed the sentiment in silver as well. I fussy-cut the image and popped it up with foam tape.  I finished the card according to the Inky Paws sketch challenge over at Newton's Nook (shown below). The fish-tail banners are made from washi tape. Here are the stamp sets I used, along with the sketch.



I would also like to support these fun challenges:  7 Kids College Fund AG UE (TOP 3)Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Crafting from the Heart AG 3/3; Creative Inspiration AG Option Sketch UE; Cute Card Thursday Clean and Simple UE; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; Fresh Brewed Blog So Cute 2/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Inspiration Journal Everything Goes UE;  Jo's Scrap Shack Bunny Ears, Whiskers, Puppy Dog's Tail 2/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 2/3; My Craft Creations April AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper  AG 5/5; Papertake Weekly Cute and/or Button 3/5; Penny Black and More Birthdays 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty Use Spooled Items (washi tape, twine) 2/3;  Quick Creations Furry Animals UE; Sentimental Sunday Animal Love 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Clean and Simple 3/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamp and Create April AG 1/wk 4/4; The Outlawz CAS on Sunday Something Different (watercolour, silver embossed-image) 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

39 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

Wow, for your first watercolor, this is wonderful! I love the image too, and great take on the sketch. You'll be a pro in no time. I just love to watercolor, but always forget about mine. I need to get them out soon and play around, so thanks for the reminder! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

AJ - DT, Sentimental Sundays

Lisa said...

You did such a fabulous job with the watercolor!! The sky background looks gorgeous!! I love the kitty in the balloon!! The colors are so beautiful!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh goodness, Kitty, I would say you MOST DEFINITELY SUCCEEDED!!!! This card is so very lovely and the background looks like a real sky and I love the colors you have chosen to color in your image!! Love that you heat embossed your image before coloring - what a genius idea!! Just so impressed with the cute and playful scene you have created!! Hope you have a FABULOUS day tomorrow!!!

Heather said...

This is so cute and beautiful! And I think you definitely did more than try, you did a fabulous job with the water coloring. And embossing with silver really gives it a great look. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

jimlynn said...

Great water colored background and love the silver embossing on that image. CUTE card and wonderful choice of washi tapes!
Lynn

Virginia Lu said...

Lovely coloring! This is such a sweet design! Well done! Thank you for joining the fun over SSS Wednesday Challenge!

vinita jain said...

Kitty is in the balloon is looking awesome, beautiful watercolor BG and coloring with silver embossing, great take on the sketch! Totally adore this sweet creation:)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
what a really great creation.
The watercolour colouring is wonderful. and really great designed card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fun card Kitty, a wonderful image and great colours.
Pauline
x

Sandie Gough said...

I adore the sky, so textual xx
hugs
Sandie x

aussie aNNie said...

Just love this fabulous creation...very well displayed.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Shirley said...

You have used all my favourite colours on your gorgeous card and the kitty image is so cute. I love the stitched rectangle die cut too.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny black and More this month and we hope you will join us again for our May challenge.

Shirley

Regina said...

A gorgeous card with the watercolor!!
Regina*

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful image and great colours

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card! I love Newton and that hot air balloon is gorgeous!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So sweet Kitty! I love the fishtail banners and all the bright cheery colours and patterns! It's hard not to smile when you look at this one! hugs :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Kitty, your background is just perfect! Love the kitten stamps of Newton's Nook, ythey are so cute and this on the balloon is so much pretty and cute!! Your watercolouring is wonderful, and the silver embossing looks well! These fishtail banners will be perfect even by themselves, they so pretty! Lovely card!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, I would of never guessed it was your first watercoloring attempt. I have some ordered from Amuse and am a bit nervous but this is encouraging! Really like the silver embossing!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute and pretty creation Kitty, love that washi tape and the lovely colours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Jennifer Scull said...

I think you did a wonderful job with your watercoloring! you know that is pretty much the only way I color my images. as with anything, the more you do it, the easier it gets. now put a copic marker in my hand and I freeze up! grins!

this card is precious! :)

Kamila R. said...

I really love your card! I am crazy about the vibrant colours! I think it was a brilliant idea with the silver embossing - looks great!
Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge!
Kamila DT

Leanne said...

Wonderful like the colors an the image is super cute, great balloon. Great job, Great job, thanks for entering our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Cheers,
Leanne DT

Sue said...

Kitty, this is a gorgeous card, Your water colouring is lovely and the silver embossing looks really effective. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Sue...xxx
tanglemousecards.blogspot.co.uk

La Papera Gialla said...

Another great card!
Thanks for entering our Not Just Card Challenge again!
Monica - DT

brenda said...

A really gorgeous Birthday creation for this months theme Kitty, thanks so much for joining in at penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Georgie C said...

Ahhh, just look at the kitty cat asleep in the balloon, he is so cute! I do loe how you bring these images to life xx

Jacee said...

Lovely design Kitty! great image, so cute.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

hoptownracer1 said...

You did an awesome job! I've not done well with my attempts at watercoloring. Not easy at all!!! Looks wonderful; love the colors you used! And love how you embossed in silver! Beautiful card!

Joann6274 said...

Such a beautiful card! I really love this sweet little cat just relaxing and enjoying flight. Thanks so much for linking up to our Funday Friday challenge this week!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

susiestacey said...

Adorable card, l have not seen these stamps before and they are so sweet.

Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Birthday' challenge and good luck x Susan x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Becca Cruger said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I'm really loving the fact that you used that watercolor paper on your kitten image because it's got some great texture!

Lillian A said...

Looks like you've aced the water coloring portion of this card, Kitty -- cute image and lovely, soft sky background. Cute!! Thank you for joining us at the Love To Scrap challenge blog.

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty
clever made with silver embossing and that image is soo sooo cuutee
you are lucky have many newton nook stamp I have only two it was my win at Friday Mashup :) adorable Cloud BG too Kitty
hope you are well
I miss you on my last post
I know you will not much in front of computer but I worry if you sick
just mailing me if you are ok dear Kitty
my blog is empty without your lovely words
Big hugs and if you sick i wish you feel more better soon
Monika

Colleen Holmes said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and coloring! Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com and hope to see you there in the next challenge!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Hello KT - this is adorable! I think you did an excellent job with your watercoloring - watch out - it's addicting once you get into it! I love the embossing and the fun washi banners! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

Lucinde said...

Love your coloring!

Shannon McComb said...

Your watercoloring is lovely!! Adorable card!