Saturday, July 23, 2016

Becca's 30th Birthday Bash

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today! This time I would like to share a card I made for Becca's 30th Birthday Bash!  I was inspired by Becca's mood board:


I was also inspired by two of Becca's prompts:
  • A bright bold explosion of colors
  • Artsy fartsy experimentation

Here's my card, something very different for me!  Yes, it's a cat, but my first colourful cat!


I started by creating a watercolour background using Zig markers:  Pink, Light Pink, Light Violet, English Lavender, Haze Blue, Light Blue, and Cobalt Blue. I recently won this gorgeous kitty from Karleigh Sue Digis called El Gato Dia De Los Muertos (thank you!). I thought it was perfect, not only for Becca's card but also for Kathy Racoosin's 30-day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker (I'm 19 for 19!).


We were at Walmart the other day and Brian bought me some new markers! They are Bic Mark-its! Yes, they are children's markers, but I love them!  They are alcohol markers with a very limited colour palette but so fun to colour with!  I really enjoyed colouring this kitty!

I decided to make this a shaker card, perfect for the challenge at Pink and Main:



Here are the other products used on my card:

  • Sentiment stamp: Clearly Besotted Furry Friends (heat embossed in white)
  • Die:  Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Frame
  • Accents:  Sequins, butterfly sequins, gems - all from my stash

Thank you for looking at my card - I hope you like it, Becca!  Wishing everyone a joyful day!

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!! The colors and design are fabulous!! I love the colors!! The kitty is amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, fabulous colouring, love love love the kitty

vinita jain said...

What a explosion of colors and so artsy! This is one of your unique creation and I love it Kitty!

Stir Your Creativity said...

I am in awe of how you made the kitty colorful and yet adorable. The card is riot of colors but mind you it is still so soothing.

Valerija said...

Very beautiful! Love the colours.
Valerija xx

Kuni said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colors Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

scrAPpamondo said...

Another fab background!!!! This is just perfect for Becca's challenge and the cool cat looks great with it!! Great details with the butterflies, the sequins and the sentiment, too!! Another fabulous shaker card from you!!! You are the queen of the shakers!! :D

Monika Reeck said...

I see many of your card at this month and has the sentiment and cut like this so modern and so cool attached on your card Kitty black and white sentiment
your BG is funtastic
and so many coloring job on the kitty yaay but it worthed
it cute its lovely and lovely butterfly adding too
Kitty I am sorry I just finished cathed up commenting all your cards
hope you like it and miss your visit Kitty hope you are not sick and doing well
just worry , cause no Kitty on my Blog :(
hugs
Monika

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, your watercolour background is pretty and your colourful cat is brilliant.
Pauline
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with those bright colors and I love the pretty kitty image.

Andrea W said...

Your artsy fartsy experimentation really paid off! That is one cool cat and I love how you used the bold colors.

Donna said...

Stunning coloring and design, like those bright colors!

Bad Kitty said...

amazing card!
love it!
shaker + cat=purrfect!
lots of hugs

Hetty said...

So bright and colorful. Great background and a lovely kitty!

ike said...

Such a beautiful background and lovely kitty. I love your colour scheme for this beauty :-)
Don't forget to enter him in SUYP :-D x

Hugz
IKE xx

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Eek Eek said...

Am sure Becca will be more than impressed! It is awesome! Love the zig background too.

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Becca Cruger said...

omygoodness! Becca definitely IS more than impressed! Love this psychedelic kitty! All those bright colors add up to one AMAZING card! THANK YOU for helping me to celebrate my 30th birthday!

Lisa said...

Oh my!! This is gorgeous... that is my favorite kitty of yours! And the colors you've used are so beautiful! I think I must have this kitty... love the sugar skull designs... is this a digi?

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that fun and colourful cat is so artsy, Kitty!!!! And I love his sweet butterfly friends!!! The scalloped frame is lovely and your bg is simply great!!! Such a cute card for Becca's challenge!!!
Hugz

Rushd Lady said...

Congratulations on being featured in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Have a wonderful day! =0)

Olga Fink said...

Oh wow Kitty! this is Purrr-fect! and the background is amazing! the kitty is colored beautifully! I wouldn't be surprised if you are featured on Kathy Racoosin's blog again!!
xoxo Olga

marion said...

o I LOVE your coloured cat, awesome !!!! love thsi one, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Pia S said...

This piece is so rich of colors and the design of the cat is so detailed and fun!