Friday, March 9, 2018

Mixed Media Kitty 1

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing something different... I've tried mixed media!  I am way out of my comfort zone, but I had a lot of fun!  I made three mixed media kitty cards so I'll share each one separately. (You can find the other two cards here and here.)

This card is being sent to Mister Harley, a beautiful cat belonging to Jenn Shurkus Creative Chick, on the occasion of his upcoming 10th Birthday.  Happy Birthday, Mister Harley!  For every card that Mister Harley receives, Jenn will donate $1 to her local SPCA.  How could I resist making a card for a kitty, and helping out a charity in the process?!  Since I have 3 cats, I have made 3 cards, one from each of my kitties!  This card is from Honeydew!

  • Stamps:  Cat (Lost Coast Designs - Party Hat Cats), sentiment (Newton's Nook - Newton's Birthday Bash), text (Magenta - Cat Quote)
  • Ink:  Stamping (Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
  • Dies:  MFT Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag Stax, wonky stitched circle, chevron strip
  • Other:  Stencil (Darice), acrylic paint (Deco Art Peacock Blue), embossing paste (I used Snow Tex), Ranger white embossing powder, sequins, ribbon, flowers (my stash)

Here's how I made my card:
  • I started with the focal point by making a Distress Oxide ink-smooshed background, stamped the kitty, die-cut into a tag shape, sponged Distress Ink around the edges, applied Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the hat, and stapled a piece of ribbon. 
  • For the card background, I applied acrylic paint, stamped a cat definition repeatedly, sponged Distress Ink around the edges, added some die-cut chevron strips, and applied embossing paste through a pawprint stencil.  
  • Next I heat-embossed the sentiment in white on a black scrap, die-cut into a circle, and added a ribbon flower.  
  • Lastly I adhered all the elements to the background and embellished with some black sequins and flower sequins.

I would like to support the following challenges: Archi-scraps Chevrons and the Colour Blue; Card Mania Embossing 2/3; Cardz TV 37 AG 2/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It March 1/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar Add a Tag or Make One 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Cupcake Inspirations Pets 2/3; Die Cut Diva's Monochrome 1/4; DL.ART March Linky AG 1/d; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist Home UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC224 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Lost Coast Designs AG UE; Penny Black and More Feature a Creature 1/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The Artistic Stamper Stencils or Masks (stencilled pawprints) 1/3; The Corrosive March AG 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Mixed Mediums 1/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 2/5; Word Art Wednesday 324-325 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5



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



40 comments:

Andrea W said...

Your mixed media card turned out really cool! I love the bright blue with the black/white image.

Macimbalo said...

Another pretty blue card! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

Time on My Hands said...

Love what you did with all that blue and Mister Harley is very cute. Thanks for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

Leanne Harris said...

Who doesn't love a cute kitty! Loving the blue on this one and what a great cause - Mister Harley is a lucky kitty and I hope he receives lots of cards! Perfect for our feature a creature theme this month, great cause and great card, well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty so sweet. Love the ribbon. What a good mommy you are!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!! :D Kitty, you are so talented!! I'm so happy you try something new! You said that you are out of your comfort zone, but it seems not so!! Your mixed media card is just wonderful! How many details to look at!! Wow! And for a lovely cause, too!! Bravo!!
Love so much the tag with that cat, the splatter and that piece of ribbon added with a staple matches so well with the cat's hat!! Great inking and stenciling and the chevron strip adds a lot of interest to the background, as well the book paper!! Love any detail!! The little paws are soooo sweet! :) Very well done!

Hetty said...

Hi, there, so glad to see you crafing! What a great card I noticed on the cupcake inspirations.

Donna said...

This is fabulous, my favorite of your 3 mixed media cards! Have a great weekend!

Sue Crease said...

Thanks for sharing your super card with us today over at LPCF

Sue said...

I love your card, the kitty looks very handsome in his blues, and I'm sure it will make Mr Harley very happy! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Sandy said...

So pretty, love that bright blue against the black and white. Also, what a great way to raise money for charity!
Have a great weekend and thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!
-Sandy, DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

Of all the mixed media cards I think I like this one best. I love the look of that swiped blue background. The cat images really looks great against it.

Michelle Nutter said...

Harley will love his card, and the fact his mom is making donations to charity really makes this special! Great mixed media card!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Karen said...

I'm a huge cat lover, and this one is adorable. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Barbara Godden said...

Super mixed media card, you are one step further than I am, MM scares me. Sound like a good cause too. kudos to Honeycomb for entering it.

Fikreta said...

its super great!
love it!
hugs

Heather said...

Wow, good for you!! This turned out fabulously!! I can totally understand about mixed media being out of you comfort zone; it sure is for me!! But I also agree that it is really fun, and you did a great job! A perfect birthday card for a cat that's from another cat; so fun! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Lisa said...

Again, just love these so much!I think you should dabble in the mixing of media more frequently...lol... you are pretty awesome at it!

Dale Tiernan said...

Really awesome. Made me smile. Love it all.
Thanks for entering at Archiscraps too.

Heidi Weaver said...

I love the Distress Oxide background you've created for your lovely kitty card. What a great card and such a nice idea to help out a charity in the making of it. Well done! Thanks so much for playing along with our HLS March Watercolour Challenge.

ike said...

Excellent - your MM card is fabulous. I am sure he will appreciate his Birthday card :-)
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hugz
IKE x

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TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card!
LOVE your cute kitty and design, a bold colour combo with lots of elements to delight ... a wonderful mixed media adventure!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Julene Matthews said...

THank you for entering Archiscraps. PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE ONLY PERMITTED ONE ENTRY PER MONTH.

KT Fit Kitty said...

(Replied by email)
Hello, Julene, please accept my heartfelt apologies. I was excited to discover your challenge last month but could not find the rules. When I asked in the comments about the number of entries permitted, I received this answer:

LCSmithSAVEDFebruary 18, 2018 at 6:46 PM
Welcome! You may enter as many times as you like :)
---------------------------------------------------

I can now clearly see on your blog that it says "only one per person" but I did not notice this before. Thank you for clarifying your rules.

Since I have already submitted 3 entries, could you please delete the other two. I tried to delete them myself but there was no option to do so. Again, so sorry for the confusion, and thank you for letting me know!

Best wishes with continued success of your blog and challenges!

Hugs,
Kitty

Ellibelle said...

A gorgeous cat image, and loving your creation! So nice to have you joining in at my Crafty Wednesday Challenge!

Laurie said...

so bright and colorful and using one of my favorite LCD stamps! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Designs monthly challenge!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Really amazing inky goodness here! And what else but a cute little kitty? :D Thankz for joining in at Archi-scraps this month.

Arlene said...

What a fun card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sue - said...

A super cat card! Looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

The Red Mullet Band said...

Purrrfect card!!! ha, ha, ha!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Juliet A said...

I don't know that Mister Harley will appreciate this card as much as I do! I'm so glad you joined us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!

Daniela said...

Such a great card, pretty cat! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

SusanLotus said...

Very cool cat-cards!

Cathy said...

Thanks for joining the Lost Coast challenge. Happy cat is happy in any color. Great card

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Lovely card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

Lady Joyful said...

Very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

creationsnz said...

A work of heart! so glad you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

Beverley said...

Great mixed media card. Thanks for joining in this months 'Make a Tag' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Hugs
Bev x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cool card. Congratulations on being chosen as a DT favourite over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Don't forget to pick up your badge. hugs & smiles, Teresa DT

Maria Gancheva said...

Beautiful card .Тhanks for joining our Card Mania challenge.
Marie