Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cool Cat / Back to School Cat

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today to share another card.  I find challenges so inspiring! This time it was the Mojo Monday sketch that sparked my creativity!  I needed one more back-to-school card so I chose Wplus9 - Smart Kitty clear stamps.


I stamped the kitty and then stamped a second one on a Post-it note to use as a mask.  Then I stamped the books over the mask so that the kitty is sitting on the pile of books. I don't remember masking before so this was my first time.  It was easier than I thought! I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and proceeded to cut or die-cut all the shapes needed for the sketch and then layered them together.  

Here's the Mojo Monday sketch:


Here are the dies used:


I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Versafine Smokey Grey and finished off the card with some star-shaped gems.

I would also like to join the following challenges:  7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG Twist of School UE; Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 3/5 Beccy's Place September AG UE; Craft Stamper AG with a Stamp 3/3; Craftin Desert Divas Just for Kids UE; Crafty Friends B is for... books, bling 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Dies R Us Back to School 2/3; DRS Designs A Real Cutie UE; Fussy and Fancy Back to School UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas Halloween Fall (back to school = fall) 2/5; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Graphic (see below) UE; Pattie's Creations Back to School 2/2; Penny Black and More AG 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (pencil colouring, using die cuts) UE; Scrappy Moms Stamps Back to School UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids (back to school = fall) 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp and Punch/Die Cut 4/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday STAMPtember Use a Stamp and Blog Hop 2/5; Stamp and Create Back to School 1/wk 1/4; Sweet Stampin' Make a Scene 2/2; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Craft Barn Stamping UE; The Outlawz Saturday Banners 1E; The Pencil Case Bright 2/2; Wags n Whiskers Back to School 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

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

51 comments:

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Miss Kitty!! What an adorable card!! I love it!! I'm your newest follower! I saw your blog over at the Outlawz!!
Hugs
Darcy
http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com

Bad Kitty said...

very sweet card
hugs

Lisa said...

So sweet!! I love the adorable kitty!! The stars are an awesome touch!! Love the sentiment, too!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane Louise Janion said...

Thanks for entering Crafty Friends ‘B is for…’ challenge with your lovely card… hope you can join us again and good luck xx

AJ Bodine said...

Nice masking job and very cute image. I love the colors on this card too!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet kitty and the card is so pretty! The layering and design is lovely! Thanks for playing along with us in the Stamp and Punch Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Nancy said...

I really like this one too! The colour combination is great, and you've used a fun sketch!
Thanks for linking up another one with us at Scrapbook Blessing Club! :o)

Taunya Butler said...

Oh MY GOODNESS - I LOVE THIS!!!! Such a cute image and you have met that sketch perfectly!!! Love the star gems in opposite corners and the color combo rocks - WOW, I must say that your MOJO just came roaring back and you have been STEADY ever since!!! Super awesome card that is such a delight to see!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs to you!!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Super darling! I LOVE the fun layering and lovely color scheme! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

nwilliams6 said...

Super cute image and I love how you did the banner die! Great colors too. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Banner Challenge!!! Hugz

vinita jain said...

Awesome take on the sketch with your beautiful color scheme! And ihe image is very sweet with dimensional stars! love it!

brenda said...

A lovely card design and colours Kitty.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

~ginny said...

Love the sketch you used - and the star bling is delightful detail! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Kuni said...

This is so sweet Kitty, great layering.
Hugs
Kuni

ike said...

Very cute - I LUV the way you masked him and put him on those books. Great creation and lovely to see you finding inspiration to design again Kitty :-D

Hugz
IKE xxx

Barb said...

I adore this card. The kitty is so cute and the masking works so well. I thought when I first looked it was all one image, Lovely colours too Kitty. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a wonderful kitty he is!! Love this cutie!! And your masking has been fabulous! He is sitting perfectly on the pile of books ! I must try this technique as soon as possible! Well done!
Love all these stitched frames :D and the banner. This is a wonderful CAS! Lovely colours and the "Cool cat" word looks great! Beautiful details you have added with these little stars charms! Have a beautiful crafty day, my friend!

Donna said...

Adorable image and like those layers and colors!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and such pretty colours. This little one has a look of surprise on its face.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Donna said...

This is so very, very cute :)

Virginia Lu said...

FABULOUS take on the sketch!! Love the layering and colors!! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Use a Stamp” Challenge!

Sue said...

So very cute thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' hugs Sue J x

Cheri Burry said...

Super cute card! I love the teal and purple colour combination! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Maria said...

Awww...so CUTE with the cat on top of the books! Such pretty colors and design! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the 'Back to School' Challenge! Please come back soon!:-)

applejack cards by sue said...

This is so pretty Ms Kitty. A lovely CAS card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspiration. Sue DT xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Great art Kitty, The books are quite colorful and you aced the sketch. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Cheryl said...

Oh, so sweet! Love the pretty color palette. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month!

cotnob said...

An adorable card Kitty, such a cute image and lovely colours.
Pauline
x

marion said...

awwwww what a sweet image and such a lovely card, love this one, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

adziamar said...

so sweet card, Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge

Beccy said...

Great take on the sketch KT, and I love the colour scheme you chose. That little kitty image is so cute!
Cheers,
Beccy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very cute and I love the colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Debbie said...

What a sweet image this is! Thank you for joining us this month at Paper Sweeties!!

Jane said...

So cute and beautiful colours! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

Stacey Schofield said...

SO cute! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Creative Fingers DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Ellie Knol said...

happy for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge again... good luck!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Monika Reeck said...

oh Kitty this is super duper cute
the color combo is perfect for this cat image
lpve this
jump tomother card from you...I muat fast, you made so much lovely cards so busy Kitty
hugs
Monika

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute scholarly kitty! You masked him purrfectly to get him on that pile of books.

Tina said...

lovely card Kitty. I adore cats and love your layering here. thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri, Hugs Tina DT xx

Sandi's Samples said...

such an adorable card! Love your layering.Thanks for playing with us this week at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/
Huggs
Sandi

nwilliams6 said...

Now I am back to comment again but this time it is for DRS Designs (Cutie Challenge). I still love this one - the banner is purr-fect and the image is CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Hugz

Sasha Jundt said...

So beautiful card! I love this idea with so many layers, and the colour combo you used. And of course - this cute image of kitty! Thank you very much for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!
Sasha

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “BACK TO SCHOOL” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a sweet image and cute card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Make a Scene Challenge!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "BACK to SCHOOL" Challenge #114!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Cara Caswell said...

so adorable !
thanks so much for entering our challenge at The Pencil Case.
Hugs xx Cara DT
http://thepencilcases.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda said...

So cute!!! I love the colours. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Very pretty! Gorgeous coloring and designing. Thank you for playing athttp://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com

Jennifer Greco said...

Super duper cute! I love how you used the rhinestone stars!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts & good luck x Susan x

Helen said...

Love your masking and the sketch you've used - a really great card.

Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x