Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Colours (Magenta image)

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today after trying a new technique - stamping on a transparency and then inking.  I'm not overly excited about how this turned out, so I hope you don't laugh at my card!  I was inspired by this tutorial and I like Savannah's cards much better!  I saw it on the Magenta blog hop last week and wanted to give it a try.

Oh well, it is fun trying something new, even if it doesn't turn out as great as you hoped!  If you didn't watch the tutorial, I will explain how I made it.  I stamped onto a transparency, fussy-cut just the cat, inked up the back with purple, smooshed it onto the patterned paper, and then adhered.  I added a several ink splatters as well as blobs of yellow.  To provide more of a fall feel, I added a number of leaves.  I also distressed all around the card as I'm new to distressing and wanted to play a bit.  

I made this card for the Fall Colors challenge over at Magenta.  The cat is one of their out-of-print "Cat of the Month" stamps (February 2010, Neko) and I fussy-cut just the cat.  The dies (leaves and word) are from Impression Obsession.  Patterned paper is Momenta and Creative Memories.  

I would like to support these fun challenges:
Craft Your Passion Use Something Transparent (transparency) 1/3
Crafting by Designs September AG UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE
Crafting Desert Divas Craft it Up and Link it Up Fall Linky Party UE
Cute Card Thursday Dies and Punches (used leaf and word dies) UE
Die Cuttin Divas Fall is Here 1/3
Dies R Us Fall Festival 2/3
DL.ART September Linky UE 1/day
DRS Designs Leaf it to Me UE
Eclectic Paperie Fall
Eureka Vintage or Distressed (distressed all around edges with TH distressing tool) 1/3
Fantasy Stampers Fall Colours (I was inspired by the leaves) 1/3
Let's Craft and Create Autumn UE
Lunagirl Autumn 1/3
Magenta Fall Colors 1E
Oldie but a Goodie Autumn (old items are cat stamp, transparency, patterned papers) 2/3
Paper Pretties Halloween/Fall UE
Penny Black and More Autumn Colours 1/3
Scrappy Moms Fall Colours/Brown and Orange UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Fall Colours 4 Kids 1/3
Simon Says Stamp AG 2/5
Simply Create Too Fall/Autumn 3/3
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
The Artistic Stamper Autumn Colours
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC924 Fall UE
Vintage Stamping AG 3/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joy-filled day!


Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card.

Lisa said...

It's so beautiful!! The purple kitty is so sweet!! Love the ink splatters and the leaves!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Angie said...

Different card never seen a purple cat before but very cool! :) Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

Darlene said...

Very Artsy! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL FESTIVAL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Shelia said...

That's a cool technique & your cat looks great! I really like all the leaves he's sitting in!! Thanks for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week.

marion said...

Something differemt , but love the cat you used, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Karin said...

Thank you for sharing a technique that is new to me! Love how the cat is sitting among the fall leaves :) Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs too.

Barbara Godden said...

Great to try a new technique, it looks good. I'm not that adventurous. I am not much for distressing but will do if there is a challenge. Love the cat stamp.

JayBe said...

Love your unusual purple cat - thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers for our 'Autumn Colours' challenge.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

mum of two said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Autumn Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Sarah said...

Fun card! You did a great job playing with new techniques! Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas!

Sarah GDT

Unknown said...

Fun card, Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at LCC.
Lorry :o) xx

Anonymous said...

Good for you for trying something new. That's always fun!

Thanks for linking to Die Cuttin' Divas!!


Lisa B said...

Love that technique of stamping on the transparency then coloring! Came out fantastic. Thanks for joining our Linky Party over at Craftin' Desert Divas! DT Lisa

Robin said...

Great design and I love cats! Thanks for participating in Dies R Us "Fall Festival" challenge!

Patti J said...

I was once told that there are no mistakes in papercrafting - only creative opportunities! Great job - so glad you shared it!!! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

Julie Odil said...

This turned out great! thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT

NanaConnie said...

I love your purple cat, Kitty, and think the card is marvelous, even if it doesn't match what you had in your mind. Sometimes we're our own worst critics. :-D Love the leaves and distressing!

NanaConnie said...

Ooops, forgot to put on my DT hat and say, "Thanks for playing at Through the Craft Room Door." :-D NC

Unknown said...

Love your sweet card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

karalschuknecht said...

I do love cat cards. Thank you for joining us this week for our Vintage or Distressed Challenge.
Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

Mikha Adriani said...

Stunning!! Love your cat ;)
Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us challenge. Wish to see you again next time ;)
Hugs, Mikha

Karen Lunagirl said...

I like your card! Love your purple kitty. Thanks for joining my Autumn challenge at! I hope you'll be back again. ~ Karen

Cindy C. said...
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Cindy C. said...

How cute!! I bet your purple cat is dressed up for Halloween!! :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job! Thanks for entering the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Autumn card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Mervi said...

Lovely autumn cat card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Sue Lelli said...

I ADORE your kitty! THX for playing in the ePlay Autumn Challenge!

Cheri said...

Stunning card and technique. Thanks so much for playing in the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.