Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Snowy Winter Night (Magenta stamp)

Hi, everyone!  Today I was playing with my new Distress Inks and made a background.  It's the first time I've tried this technique, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!  I inked the pads directly onto the craft mat and then pressed wet watercolour paper onto the inks.  I used Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Broken China, and Faded Jeans.  Then I embossed it with Cuttlebug Snowflakes and added some ink splatters and then some white Fran-tage.

I was aiming for a snowy winter night, which is the theme over at Magenta this month.  I think I achieved it!  I inked up my "Magenta Cat of the Season Winter 2011 - Pearl" stamp with Staz-On Azure. This stamp is out of print now.  On a blue panel, I stamped a snowflake cluster (sorry I don't know the manufacturer) in Brilliance Moonlight White and tore the bottom edge.  I added two silver eyelets, through which I threaded and tied silver twine.  Lastly I added a number of die-cut snowflakes (Impression Obsession) in silver.

I would like to support the following challenges:
Allsorts New and Cute (new technique, new Distress Inks) 1/3
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Winter/Snow 1/2
Crafty Calendar What's New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 1/3
Craftin Desert Divas Blue and White UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Inspired by Christmas Song ("Let it Snow") UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra January AG EU
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round AG UE

Cute Card Thursday What's New (new technique, new Distress Inks) UE
Deep Ocean Winter Dreams UE
Die Cut Divas  AG UE
Die Cuttin Divas Picture Inspiration (inspired by colours and winter theme) 1/3

Dies R Us AG with a Twist Use Something New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 3/3 
Digi Designs Winter, Snow, Snowflakes 1/3
DL.ART January Linky AG UE 1/day
Fashionable Stamping Something New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 1/3
Great Impressions Snow Friends 2/3
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (scraps--blue panel and silver paper for die cuts) 1/3
Loves Rubberstamps Stamp in any Colour except Black UE
Magenta Snowy Winter Night 1E
Natalie and Amy's Something New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 1/3
RANDOM WINNER One Crazy Stamper Blue and White and an Embellishment (snowflake die cuts, eyelets, twine) 1/5
Papertake Weekly It's All New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 1/5
Party Time Tuesdays AG 3/3
Penny Black and More Stencils, Masks, Embossing Folders 1/3
{PIN}spirational Photo Inspiration 1/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for torn blue panel and die-cut snowflakes 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New (new technique, new Distress Inks) 4/5
Simon Says Stamp Monday Inky Background 1/5
Stamp and Create Winter Wonderland 1/wk 1/4
Stamping Sensations Dies and Punches 1/3
STAMPlorations Stamps and Ink 1/3
Sweet Stamps Winter Blues 1E
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Father Time UE
Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft New Year, New Stash (Distress Inks) 1/3

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

One Crazy Stamper


New Creations said...

Oh Kitty, this is awesome, love the distressed look with embossing and perfect touch of splatters, love this sweet image, a fabulous design!

Laura Love said...

This is so cute! That image looks awesome in blue! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

brenda said...

I can see you had real fun with this one Kitty and had a lovely inky time creating the background which looks fab and compliments the sweet image perfectly.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts, FlonzCraft, Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Jo said...

Beautiful...... love that stamp!
hugs Jo x

marion said...

this is lovely, what a cute kitty stamp, sending you lots of hugs and cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous design and most beautiful colour combos. xxx {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kitty, such a gorgeous image and lovely winter blues.

Unknown said...

Ohhh, you'll now be addicted to this technique!! They should have a WARNING sign pop up before you try it - lol! It's lush Kitty xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kitty :-) I love the image, very cute and the background is fabulous !
Blue is my fave colour, and you know I love cats, so this design is right up my street :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty. Love the colour and the layout is awesome.

Di said...

Stunning card there Kitty! Love how you created the beautiful background, which sets off the image perfectly!


Di xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Kitty, this is just fabulous!!!... An exciting work!! Your play on wax paper with this colouring technique and the embossing made a stunning background! Love also so much this kitten, it's smile :-D and looks very beautiful in blue and white. Adorable!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card
Love it!
Very very gorgeous

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Darlene said...

LOVE that background! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES with a *NEW* TWIST’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

terrie said...

You nailed this snowy winter night challenge...the blue and silver is a perfect color combo.
Well done and good luck

Mervi said...

Lovely winter cat card, beautiful backround too.
Thanks for sharing at my "new and cute" theme over at Allsorts,
and Penny Black and more - good luck;-))m

Carole Dion said...

Nice projet thank you for taking part to the Magenta Challenge! Good luck!
Caole DT Magenta

Jacee said...

Lovely design, great colour and I love that little kitty!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

jimlynn said...

You couldn't have picked a prettier color as far as I'm concerned! Blue is my favorite! Love the background you created, the lovely snowflakes, and of course that adorable kitty!

Donna said...

Your background turned out fabulous, and that cat image in the deep blue is perfect with it. I like learning new techniques, so glad you explained it so I can play around with it!

Margaret said...

Love the background you have made looks fab with the embossing on it and love the cat sitting in the window.
Thanks for entering CHNC Christmas extra.
Margaret M

Mynn xx said...

This is totally gorgeous! I LOVE the fun image and all the wintry blues! This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

jonim52 said...

Lovely detailed background. Thanks for joining our no black ink challenge at Loves Rubberstamps.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the background!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Sue said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Joan said...

Lovely inky embossed background and love the cat stamp too. Fab card

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Sarn said...

I think you definitely achieved your aim. This is a terrific festive Kitty card xxx

Céline said...

stunning card
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Karen said...

This is so cute! I love that cat image and the embossing looks great! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Love your card! So glad you are making more kitty cards! :) I've been meaning to try to make up some spray ink from paint, alcohol, etc..., but haven't tried it yet! Your card is so pretty!!!

CA Scrapper said...

Love your card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Planetsusie said...

This is glorious - I love those blues and the background is amazing. As for the image, he just looks like a younger version of my furbaby Donny! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Dangina Martinez said...

Awesome image and color! I love your embossed and sparkly background!! So glad you could play along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Good Luck, DT Dangina

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

Teresa Kline said...

sooo fun, I adore thee gorgeous snowflakes! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

Margaret said...

Very pretty Kitty. You have used two of my favorite things: blue and cat. Love your embossing the those gorgeous snowflakes.

LauraEva said...

Came out beautifully! I have yet to try this technique. thanks for joining us over at the HIMCR blog this week!!!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! I love the fabulous colours and the gorgeous embossing. Beautiful kitty too! Thanks for joining us at 12 Months Of Christmas.

Del x
DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Designed By Del – My personal Blog!

Arlene said...

What a beautiful card, fab colors and wonderful embossing made the focal point pop. Love the cat.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Georgiana said...

Thank you for joining our “Silver and Blue Photo Inspiration” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Shirley said...

Love what you made with your new inks Kitty.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Mrs.B said...

The background looks fabulous, think I will have to try that technique. Love the image, it's so sweet.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

Amanda said...

Your background has turned out fabulously, great for your cat stamp. Thanks for playing along at FSC this fortnight,

L.B. said...

very nice. Thanks for playing with the DCD photo challenge this week

Sandra said...

What a lovely card. The texture is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Shanna Shands said...

How wonderful is this. I love all the different elements that catch your eye. Thank you so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Mariëtte said...

So so beautiful. Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge!

Linby said...

This is so beautiful - love the embossing and the cute cat.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Deanne Saunders said...

How sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Monika Skinner said...

Inkilicious!!! Love the sponged background with added texture, it's purrfect for this adorable cat! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika

Lynne said...

Absolutely stunnning Kitty!!!!!! You know me as I love kitties too but this is phenomenal! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays and good luck!!!!
Lynne, Party Time Tuesday Planner