Sunday, September 13, 2015

Guest Designer - Quirky Crafts - Quirky Animal Magic

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with some exciting news!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Henriette Mierlo - thank you for joining me!

Now for my news... I'm delighted to tell that you I'm a Guest Designer over at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog this fortnight!  They have a fun theme - Quirky Animal Magic - you all know how much I love animals, especially kitties! There are two wonderful sponsors: Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Sweet Pea Stamps, so I hope you'll head over and check out the Quirky Crafts Challenge!

For my card, I chose a gorgeous image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Silhouette - Happy Halloween Cat.

I got really inky with my card!  This silhouette image is perfect for an inky background. I blended a spooky sky with Distress Inks:  Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot.

I wanted to add some tiny stars with silver embossing paste and Memory Box Starry Nights stencil, but I ended up smudging them, so I wiped them off - you can still see a bit of the silver in places and I thought it left a cool shimmery effect!  I added lots of water drops, a Spider Web die-cut (Impression Obsession), and a number of black sequins. The inky panel was die-cut with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Border and I mounted it on black cardstock and then onto a white card base.

Thank you to Cazzy and the Quirky Crafts Challenges Design Team for inviting me to be your guest designer!  I had fun!  Of course I'll be back next Sunday with some more inspiration for the Quirky Animal Magic challenge!  And check out my cool GD badge:

Since I cracked the cellophane for the first time on a number of NBUS items, I'm joining Darnell's NBUS challenge!  This is my third and final entry. Here's my list of NBUS items:  Impression Obsession Spider Web die, Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste, Memory Box Starry Nights stencil, and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  

I would also like to join these fun challenges: 
  1. Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 5/5 
  2. Crop Stop Linky Party #8 Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop 3/5
  3. Great Impressions Trick or Tree-t 2/3
  4. Papertake Weekly Things with Wings (bats) 2/5
Thanks for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Random Winner


Jan Ltc said...

This is great xx Jan

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Big congratulations for your GD at Quirky Crafts, Kitty!!! You well deserve it with your wonderful cards! This one has a gorgous inky background!!! You have blended two opposite colours so well !!! The moon is stunning! And the silouette is perfect for this background! Love the shimmer and all the little details: the web, the stenciled little stars, the sequins and the water drops, well done!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
congrats on your GD spot.
I am not surprised they wanted you as this card is gorgeous.
Wonderful inked background and fab design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your GD spot my friend!! Your card is so awesome!! I love the inking!! You did a perfect job!! It's mysterious and magical and fabulous!! What a fun card this is!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Fikreta said...

Congrats on your GD!
love your card!

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous card. Perfect halloween design. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Barb said...

Congratulations on being chosen to be a guest designer Kitty. Your Halloween card is certainly full of quirky animals and looks just perfect and very inspirational. Barbxx

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot..... and what a fabulous card you've made. Very atmospheric and such beautiful colours. xx

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Love your card and all the ink blending. Very spooky yet pretty!

Cazzy said...

Hi Kitty,

Thanks for being a guest designer once more, your card is stunning, it just glows!


Cazzy x

Andrea W said...

Awesome card! I love how you inked the colors to highlight the image.

Donna Ellis said...

How do you even think up your card designs, KT? I love that you are constantly doing different things, so it's always a surprise visiting your blog. This is fantastic! Loving the inked background with textures! hugs, de

Taunya Butler said...

That night sky is so SPOOKtacular and bewitching and perfect for a Halloween card!! Love the way the circular image matches up with your colors changing - and all the sequins make such a nice touch - like stars in a spooky night sky!!! This is dyn-o-mite!!! Happy new week to YOU!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

The inking is gorgeous !
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

brenda said...

Such a nice design to your card Kitty, great inkwork and lovely colours as well.

Hope you have a good week.

B x

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Kitty, your card is fabulous, such a lovely inked background.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love the cat .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Unknown said...

Oh wow Kitty! I love the haunting feel of this card and how perfect for cats, as they fit in perfectly at Halloween, or at least black ones do. I can see some gorgeous silhouettes coming our way xx

marion said...

I love what you did here, looks fabulous and a bit spooky, but love the black cat :), sending you lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

Sue said...

Gorgeous colours and image Kitty,love your card xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Big congrats on your GDT slot it is so well deserved. This creation is awesome sweetie. Awesome background you have created too.

Jacee said...

Very spooky, still a cute kitty though!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kuni said...

Beautiful halloween card, great design.

Monika Reeck said...

yay congrats on GD Spot Kitty you deserve it my friend
I amaze looking this melted color combo
so perfectomfor Halloween Kitty
i am not making much halloween card and you did it Amazing Kitty
luv much the color combo

Donna said...

Fabulous card, that glow is great!

Mynn xx said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the gorgeous sponging you did to spotlight the image! Awesome card! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Crafty Judith said...

gorgoeus spooooky make hun xxx

Doris E said...

This is a great card!!! Quirky DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Purrfectly spooky! Love it!

Krisha said...

Spook-tac-u-lar card!!

dottielottie said...

Great Halloween card, I love that silhouette happy Halloween cat digi and your DI blended background is awesome. Do you have any bother with the printer ink smudging when using DI. I have never been successful using DI and digital images :(

Unknown said...

Awesome card Kitty! Love the inked background for the cool image! Thank you for joining our September Challenge at Great Impressions.
Ruza ~ GI Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner