Sunday, January 20, 2019

Mitten Kitten

Hello, everybody!  Here's the second of two winter holiday cards I'm sharing today!  Again, I'm using non-traditional colours and having fun working ahead, hoping to avoid the time crunch in November!

I used my alcohol inks to make this background!  I was inspired by this card although I ended up making two alcohol ink panels, one with reds and pinks, and the other with blues and greens, and then die-cut both panels and paper-pieced.  I love the bright, vibrant colours!

For the sleepy kitty, I kept the colouring to a minimum so it wouldn't compete with the vibrant background.  Instead I doodled a checked pattern on her hat and mitten and added dots to the polka dot area.  I adhered the kitty with foam tape on a vellum snowflake die-cut.  The sentiment was heat-embossed in white on a black scrap. I finished off the card by adding gems and snowflake sequins.

Digital image:  Fresh Brewed Designs Kitten in a Mitten (sorry this company is no longer in business)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Wonderland)
Inks:  Background (Ranger Alcohol Inks in blues, greens, reds, pinks, purples), sentiment (Versamark)
Dies:  Lil Inker Designs Center Point Chevron Cover-up, Stampendous Snowflake Set
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, Pilot Fineliner for doodling, clear gems, white snowflake sequins

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 2/5; A Gem of a Challenge AG 1/3; ABC Christmas A for Anything Christmas Goes UE; Ally's Angels AG 2/3; Cardz TV 81 AG 1/3; Christmas Crafts All Year Round Let it Snow 3/5; Crafting by Designs AG January Edition 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Add a Sentiment UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Winter Fun UE; Creative Inspirations AG 3/3; Creative Moments AG 2/3; CropStop Final Link Party AG with products from CropStop (used Ranger alcohol inks) 2/5; Dare 2B Artzy Favourite Season (Winter) 2/3; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Double Trouble 19 Thing 1 (warm and cozy theme with image on patterned paper or embossed background - I made my own patterned background), Thing 2 (favourite things mittens and kitten; if using mittens join Creative with Stamps - already maxed out 3 entries), Thing 3 (mittens and kitten) 4/4; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; ITD Creative Playground AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/5; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Land or Water Animals UE; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes/Meuw Year (new technique - paper-piecing die-cut with alcohol ink backgrounds) UE; STAMPlorations January Theme and Sketch Stamps and Animals 1/6; The Corrosive January AG 2/3; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Winter Snow UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Winter Wonderland It's Snowtime 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

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


KraftyKoolKat said...

Love this colourful cute creation Kitty.

Linda Simpson said...

This is just so cute, love it!
Linda xxx

Suzanne H said...

So cute! The background is terrific as well as what you have done with the little kitty.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! Fabulous card with all those bright colors. And, that sleepy kitty is so cute too.

Marie Bingaman said...

Those alcohol inked backgrounds sure do make for a vibrant card! I love it, KT Fit Kitty! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR with this great card, and I hope we continue to see you there! :)

~Marie B -DT

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute image and impressive design!! That sleeping kitty melts my heart :) Lovely drawing on his hat and the mitten!! Amazing background, your alcohol inks pieces are really bright and vibrant, and goes so well together, it's an explosion of colours! Great use of that die!!!

Christi Conley said...

Gorgeous!!! I made some holiday cards using your cards as inspiration - love the alcohol inks and really love this kitty! Hope you and yours are doing well xoxo Christi

Pia S said...

So cute! The colorful background looks spectacular, you did a great call leaving the image uncolored, I think it stands out more this way.

Terri Winske said...

This is really pretty - the color just pops and the vellum snowflake creates a great background for the image. I like it uncolored. Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

Liz said...

Super card, I love the bright design of the background for your lovely kitten. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, KT! Your mitten kitty is darling! I feel all cozy just seeing her. Your take on that AI technique is WONDERFUL! looks like a cross between cold winter and burgeoning spring! Really gorgeous, and your inlaid work is expertly accomplished! hugs, de

Bunny said...

This is a snuggly looking little kitten. Cute card. Keep ahead with those cards. You're doing a great job. [Bunny]

Linda Mc Enery said...

Aaaahhh, I love your kitten in a mitten!! Fabulous doodling and well done on your paper technique! Great idea to keep your kitty plain-ish! She really pops! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Penny's!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, your background is gorgeous. You are so talented. You are right that the minimal color of the image makes the bright color just pop! That image is precious. Keep you and your kitties warm and snug!

cotnob said...

A super card, another cute image and lovely bright background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barbara Godden said...

Beautifully vibrant background and a super sweet kitty. Fabulous card. love your alcohol backgrounds.

Lori said...

What an amazing background! It is vivid and gorgeous. Such a sweet kitty (reminds me of the book "The Mitten), too!

terrie said...

How adorable is that little kitten in a mitten and so is your background..
glad your having fun with your inks and the die...well done Kitty.
Hoping everything is fine with you.

Donna said...

This card and the previous one are darling and love the backgrounds -great design and like the vibrant colors!

Angela B. said...

Beautifully done! Great papers and card design! We would love to have one of your projects submitted for an upcoming issue of the magazine! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
Hugs & Craftiness,
AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
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Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable Christmas card Kitty, love the pretty bright background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Don't you love distressed inks for the backgrounds, they are never the same and always so beautiful...another great background and fun and adorable card. And glad we can help in getting your stash of Christmas cards Again thanks for your support of Double Trouble and playing around with our twists.

Joy Wilson said...

Such a fun card! I love alcohol inks too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry! Play along with us again soon!
Hugs Joy

Aimeslee Winans said...

Such eye candy! <3 xoxo

ike said...

Oooh - that's gorgeous. Love the colours and the sweet kitty =^..^=
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Perhaps you'd like to play at IKEsWORLD - we have A for Animals Challenge this month :-)

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Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

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papercraftingprincess said...

Wow! That bg is full of color and VERY pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Rene said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Challengeteam Brown Sugar said...

So colorful! I love cats and the cat image is wonderful. Thank you for joining in at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

Esther Asbury said...

Ooooo, another bright and happy background! Love this!! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! I'm so loving your colorful background and your sweet little kitten in the mitten in the center of it all!! :) Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Helen said...

Such a cute image and I love your background.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our WINTER WONDERLAND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...and thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Catrin Goodwin said...

oh this is so cute! and i love the bright colous too! thank you for sharing with us at creatalicious Challenge - good luck

Crafting Belle said...

That background is fabulous and the design shows it off beautifully. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #1 at A Gem of a Challenge.

Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Love the background you created; so pretty! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy January Challenge! -Tasha ☺


Beautiful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January "ATG" and sorry for late comment.

Creative world said...

Super cute image and fabulous card design,love it...thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

LauraJane:) said...

Festive alcohol inked background, WELL DONE! Thanks for playing at the Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations!

Warrell Creations said...

Great job! Thank you for joining us at the Pile It On! Challenge Blog~ Marciava Warrell Design Team Member

Helen said...

Wow - love those bold colours!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Wei said...

How sweet! Love the colorful background and the vellum snowflake behind the cute sleepy cat. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Lena said...

What a sweet kitty on a gorgeous background. Wow! It's stunning.
Love the colours you used.
Big hugs,

marleen said...

Beautiful backgroud, and thanks for playing along with Creative Playground, and good luck.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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