Friday, March 9, 2018

Mixed Media Kitty 3

Hello, everyone!  Here's my third and final mixed media card!  Definitely not my usual style, but I like to challenge myself to try new things! (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 Snowie!

  • Stamps:  Cat (Lost Coast Designs - Party Hat Cats), sentiment (C. C. Designs Meoples Meowy), background (Heidi Swapp Chevron)
  • Ink:  Stamping (Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Stampin' Up Going Grey), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
  • Dies:  Wonky stitched tag and chevron strip
  • Other:  Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint (Dollarama), embossing folder (Darice Pawprint Background), Ranger white embossing powder, tiny heart punch, Glossy Accents, sparkly flowers from my stash

Here's how I made my card:
  • Using a leftover scrap of Distress Oxide ink-smooshed background, I stamped the kitty, fussy-cut, and applied Glossy Accents over the glass.
  • I stamped the chevron background in grey on pale blue cardstock, die-cut into a tag shape, sponged around the edges with Distress Ink, and then adhered the stamped kitty with foam tape.  I heat-embossed the sentiment in white, fussy-cut, and adhered to the tag.
  • For the background, I applied silver acrylic paint in a vertical strip on navy cardstock and when dry, embossed with pawprint background.  
  • Lastly I adhered the tag with foam tape, adhered the chevron strips, mounted on a white card base and then embellished with some sparkly flowers and a punched heart on kitty's hat.

I would like to support the following challenges: Archi-scraps Chevrons and the Colour Blue; Card Mania Embossing 3/3; Crafty Calendar Add a Tag or Make One 2/3; Craft Stamper Take it Make It March 3/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 3/3; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday All Creatures Great and Small 3/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist Home UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC224 AG 3/3; Lost Coast Designs AG UE; Penny Black and More Feature a Creature 3/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook; The Outlawz Festive Friday Favourite Animal (cat); 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG Animals 4/5; Word Art Wednesday 324-325 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 4/5

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


jimlynn said...

Kudo's to you for trying something different and having it look wonderful too! I don't know the first thing about mixed media but love your card - and for a great cause too!

Liz said...

Three brilliant mixed media cards, no one would think you were out of your comfort zone! xx

MaryH said...

It's a great example of multi-mixed media, and I think it turned out great! Enjoyed reading the how-to, and your glass holding Mr. K really does look like a glass! Love the streaking technique and those embossed pawprints look perfect as a textured background. Well done! TFS

Macimbalo said...

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

Time on My Hands said...

Another beautiful card love all the blue and Mr. Snowie is so very cute. Thanks' for joining us at Archi-scraps. Barb H

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is so gorgeous. Love that you make them for your cats.

StirYourCreativity said...

These MM cards are super cool!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Another so clever mixed media, and this time is from Snowy! I realized just now that the cards are one from your any your kitties! :D Great! :)
Love any detail of this card!! Fab colors! The tag makes the whole design very interesting! Great idea put the glossy accents on the glass! And those sparkling cute white flowers are just delicious! You have stamped the chevron, too!! It seemed to me a patterned paper! The chevron strip looks great and love that balloon with the sentiment! Love so much the paws embossed background! You really makes amazing mixed media, my friend! Waiting to see more of them! :)
Hugs Kitty, have a lovely weekend! Make some cuddles to your furry babies from me! ;)

Donna said...

Fabulous mixed media card and for a great cause. I like dabling in mixed media but have a ways to go with this. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue said...

Another fabulous card, I love the embossed paw prints, and I'm sure Mr Harley will too! It's been lovely to see you joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A great card Kitty. Happy 10th Birthday Mister Harley.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great job doing this mixed media design. It is a great birthday card.

Chris said...

Stunning card, fabulous stamp and die cuts, lovely design. Thank you for entering our March Challenge at Crafty Calendar

Karen said...

Loving both of your mixed media kitties. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Barbara Godden said...

Oh I love this one, so cute, fabulous card from Snowie.

Fikreta said...

love it!
its super sweet!
that kitty is so cute!

Heather said...

Another great mixed media card! Great idea to do the three while you had all the supplies out. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Lisa said...

Oh my you are rocking the mixed media! Love your MM Kitties! They are so cool!

Ellibelle said...

What a great design, love the cat!
Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More challenge!
By the way, this would also fit my new "Crafty Wednesday" challenge of All Creatures Great and Small - in case you're interested :) - direct link is on my side bar.
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Gayle said...

This is a wonderful card and Mister Harley will be eased!

ike said...

Another fantastic card - you need not be afraid of MM because you made these really awesome :-) I hope Mr Harley enjoys his cards.
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Linby said...

Great mixed media layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Laurie said...

So cute and so imaginative! And love this kitty stamp too! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Designs monthly challenge!

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Chris Dring said...

I adore all three of your kitty cards, but this one is my favorite!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is so cute! What a great image and I love your blues. Hugs, Autumn

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun card and how great you are supporting a charity while making and sending it.
Thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

brenda said...

A really pretty creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Animals' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Kylie said...

It may not be your usual style but you rock mixed media! Love this kitty card as well :) Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Cathy said...

You are on a roll. 3 in a row. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast challenge. Great layers for this card.

Ina G said...

Fantastic card and so different. Lovely layout and so 'fun'. Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour challenge this month.

Susan Renshaw said...

That chevron die is one of my favourites!
Great make!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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