Friday, March 9, 2018

Mixed Media Kitty 2

Hello, everyone!  As promised, I'm back with my second mixed media card! This is way out of my comfort zone, but lots of fun!  I have one more mixed media card to share after this one.  (You can find the other two cards here and here.)

My cards are 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 Kiwi!

  • Stamps:  Cat (Lost Coast Designs - Party Hat Cats), sentiments (Simon Says Stamp Happy Meowday and Avery Elle More Furry Friends), text background (Stampin' Up French Script)
  • Ink:  Stamping (Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
  • Dies:  Joy's DIY Stitched Oval
  • Other:  Chevron stencil, embossing paste (I used Aleene's Glitter Snow), Ranger white embossing powder, blue butterfly sequins (my stash)

Here's how I made my card:
  • Starting with the background, I creatied a Distress Oxide ink-smooshed panel, applied embossing paste through a chevron stencil, stamped the text background, and sponged Distress Ink around the edges.
  • I mopped up the remaining Distress Oxide ink with a watercolour scrap,  stamped the kitty, die-cut into an oval shape, applied Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the hat, and sponged Distress Ink around the edges.
  • Next I heat-embossed the sentiments in white on a black scrap and hand-cut into sentiment banners.
  • Lastly I adhered all the elements to the background, mounted on black cardstock, and embellished with some butterfly 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 3/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It March 2/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 2/3; Cupcake Inspirations Pets 3/3; Die Cut Diva's Monochrome 2/4; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist Home UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC224 AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Lost Coast Designs AG UE; Penny Black and More Feature a Creature 2/3; 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 2/2; The Artistic Stamper Stencils or Masks (stencilled chevrons) 2/3; The Corrosive March AG 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Mixed Mediums 2/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 3/5; Word Art Wednesday 324-325 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 3/5


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

33 comments:

Macimbalo said...

Great mixed media card! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Macimbalo said...

and I forgot to say: 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...

This is such a pretty card and the butterfly's look great. Your Mr. Kiwi is very cute, I am also a cat lover. Thanks' for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

Leanne Harris said...

Again, a great card for Mister Harley,, nice to see the mixed media coming in to your artwork - it does us good to step out of our comfort zone every now and again! Happy 10th Birthday Mister Harley!!! Thanks for entering this second creation in to this months challenge at Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Again, another great card. Love the butterflies. Great background.

scrAPpamondo said...

Yay!! Another beauty for Mr Harley's birthday and the good cause!!! Another dollar for kitties! :D Awesome! Your mixed media cards are fabulous my friend!! You are inspiring me so much! :D This cat looks wonderful with that hat and your stenciling with embossing paste adds a lot of dimension! Love the blue tones and the ink - smooshing and the script background! The oval topper makes the card so sweet! The white on black sentiments looks fabulous! Love your new mixed media style!! Well done! I have seen that you made a third card, yay! :D I'm going to see it!

Hetty said...

Hello Kitty, this is such a fun card, the cat with the hat and such an awesome background!

Donna said...

You really mastered the mixed media on this fun card, wow!

Sue said...

I love this, you sentiments are cracking me up lol. Thanks for joining us again at Lost Coast designs, you've used our stamps perfectly xx

Sandy Palmer said...

Very nice mixed media card! Love the sentiment! :) Great cause! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Sandy said...

Another wonderful mixed media card! Love the sentiments! Have a great weekend and thank you for playing along with us again at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!
-Sandy, DT

Jane France said...

I really think you are harsh on yourself kitty, both this card and your last one are gorgeous... I would say you mastered the mixed media technique!!!. Lovely cards. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge.x

Chi Cr said...

Oh wow! I saw your card on the Outlawz on the slide show, but didn't know whose it was, so I clicked on the Inklinz to it, and it brought me here. I should have known it was yours, as it is gorgeous!!! Love the mixed media background you created, and the kitty is adorable! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I really like this one. A great design and love it in those colors. Nice birthday design with that kitty.

Karen said...

I love me some kitties, and love the mixed media textures. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Barbara Godden said...

Wowsers this is great too, I love all the content and of course it's from Kiwi. You did a great job of the mixed media.

Fikreta said...

love this lets pawty sentiment!
your mixmedia is awesome!
you made so great job!
hugs

Lisa said...

So much fun! And love the blues you've used on these!

ike said...

Marvelous - I love the colours. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hugz
IKE x

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Quillish said...

Fabulous work. I am so intimidated by mixed media.. but this is so inspiring! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Sending love, Ishani.

Christine said...

Such a fun card and a great cause! Will have to join you. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member

Ellibelle said...

Another wonderful creation, how fun are those sentiments to go with the kitty!!!! Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More and also for playing aloong again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

LCSmithSAVED said...

Another cute kitty!

Arlene said...

I'm a cat person, though dogs are right up there too. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Kylie said...

I love that you are sending a cat a birthday card! How cool :) Your background is amazing and I love all the mixed media elements! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

The Red Mullet Band said...

I love your cat cards!!!! Congrats!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Juliet A said...

Mr. Harley is so lucky! Thanks again for playing in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge~

Cathy said...

Thanks again for joining the Lost Coast challenge. The card is lovely.

laurie said...

How fun! LOVE the sentiment!!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

susiestacey said...

Great fun card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Feature a Creature' chllenge and good luck x Susan x

Srebrnolistka said...

It's so cute artwork, I love colors :) and the image :)
Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful creation! I love design!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)