Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cat at Sea

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Donna Mundinger - thank you for joining me!  I'm very excited to have exceeded 400 followers - thank you to all of my crafty friends! I am putting together a candy to celebrate, and I will be posting it this week - stay tuned!

Today I have another ocean-themed card to share!  This adorable image is from Craftin' Desert Divas called Cat Ship's Captain.  I've been joining the monthly challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery facebook group, and each time I participate, I get to pick out a new digi for free!  Yay!  I chose this cutie-pie for their August watercolour challenge! I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy-cut.


My card began with an ocean background using blue and green watercolours. When dry, I die-cut with Taylored Expressions Wave Border and then layered all the borders together to create an ocean look.  I splashed some water droplets for added texture.  To create the sky I used the watercolour smooshing technique with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I adhered the ocean to the sky and then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle.

I heat-embossed a Newton's Nook sentiment in white on a black scrap and then die-cut into a banner shape with Gina Marie Designs Drop Pennant.  The sun and clouds were die-cut using Lawn Fawn Spring Showers. I stamped the sun with a smiley face from Your Next Stamp. To finish it off I added some cute puffy stickers from Dollarama - the shark is my favourite - I love the look on his face!

I would like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): 613 Avenue Create AG 2/8; Aud Sentiments For a Child plus Sentiment 2/5; Clique Kits AG 2/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery Watercolour 1E; Crafting By Designs August AG 2/3; Crafting Circle AG w Coloured Image 3/3; Crafty Calendar Summer Fun 2/3;Crafty Creations At the Beach 2/2; Creatalicious AG Optional At Sea/Beach 3/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations Seaside, Sunshine and Summer Holidays UE; Creative Moments AG Optional Circles 2/3; Crop Stop Linky #19 (Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Deep Ocean Seaside/Beach UE; Digi Designs Animals Acting Like Humans 2/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Dragonfly Journeys Ahoy Matey UE; Happy Little Stampers AG w Dies UE; Incy Wincy AG 3/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Love to Scrap Take Two (two clouds) 1/3; Paperbabe AG 2/3; Pattie's Creations AG 2/2; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pile It On Make Your Own Background UE; Sasayaki Glitter Use a Die Cut 2/3; Sparkle N Sprinkle (white embossing powder used for sentiment) UE; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Cat's Pajamas #320Water UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2

I would also like to support these two challenges (back-linking permitted):
Just Keep On Creating AG UE
Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE


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

62 comments:

brenda said...

Such a fun card with the cute image Kitty.

B x

katieo said...

Super cute image. I love the Captain Kitty. The waves look awesome. the droplets are a great tip. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Katie-DT Member

Lisa said...

O M G!!! LOVE!! This is awesome... I have to get ready for work, but I just stopped to make sure you noticed that CDD was looking for DT applications and saw this and wow!! So........ (I'll be back later to check out the lovely I saw peeking out right before this one... I hate work!)

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Cute card! Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

Bunny said...

Fantastic watercoloring. I love the dolphin, whale and especially the shark. Cute sentiment.

Asha said...

This is just sooooo cute, Kitty. Wonder if our Richard Parker will be game to get his whiskers wet!
x Asha

vinita jain said...

Congrats on your 401 followers!
Love this ship Captain kitty, sooooo cute, love the wavy borders with tiny dolphins!!!

ike said...

Eeeeee - super cool :-) Congrats on all your Followers - Amazing Kitty xxxxxxxxxxxx

Becca Cruger said...

Those watercolored waves are sooooo pretty! They have just the right amount of swirly dimension! Captain Cat must be super happy to be sailing in those pretty seas.

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful and cute this is ...especially love the water you made...gorgeous it is
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Lisa said...

Oh, it's so absolutely adorable!! I love the image and the awesome waves!! The dolphin, shark and whale are so darn cute!! I love this my friend!! It so makes me smile!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valerija said...

This is really beautiful and fan card.
Valerija xx

marion said...

what a lovely summer and fun card, love it and the cute stamp you have choosen, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, xxx, Marion

Christina Hor said...

My you're on a row with cute fun under the sea/water theme cards Kitty! This make me wish I'm back on my vacation sitting on the beach bringing coconut! LOL. A splashy cool scene Kitty and just love those added little dolphins and whale. Enjoy your day. Hugs.

Christina Hor said...

"drinking" coconuts. Not "bringing." LOL.

Bad Kitty said...

super cute card!
love this cat!
adorable!
lots of hugs

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a cute image and great scene.
Pauline
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a cute and adorable sea scene again and I love Captain Cat at the helm of that ship!

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable!!!! You always stunned me with your creativity, and today you have shared another superfun card!! Oh, I love it!! Such a cute and cool Captain Cat!! And I just ADORE your ocean background... It's SUPER!! These waves look fantastic!! Awesome colours and dimensional look! And the waterdrops give a beautiful texture to the ocean! Love the puffy stickers, too, so cute! I love expecially the dolphin and the whale :D The sky is perfect with the stitched clouds and the sun! This is a very fun card, my friend!
Hugs!

scrAPpamondo said...

I forgot to make you BIGS CONGRATS for your 401 followers!!! This is a great goal!! And you well deserve all these followers that enjoy your mojo, there are always great inspirations here!

Chana Harris said...

Delightful design and very well composed! Love the "happiness" factor in this creation! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Donna said...

Such a fun card, like the waves coming over the edge of the boat, the animals and the sunshine! It brightened my day!

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh this card is adorable.Love the kitty sailor - he's too cute. And congrats on exceeding 400 followers!! thats awesome. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Jill Norwood said...

This is adorable! I love your wavy ocean and the stickers you added!

Andrea W said...

Never thought I would see a kitty as a ship's captain but it's adorable! The wave die cuts are awesome and I really like the sentiment. Super cute card!

Hetty said...

What a fun Summer card! Delightful image.
You are so good at coloring water!

Wendy Batchen said...

Cute card Kitty, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Ema M said...

Too cute!
Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you again.
Regards,
Ema

Michele Henderson said...

Love this nautical kitty! He looks so cute in his captain's hat!

Kimberly Oedekoven said...

OMG you have such a eye for creativity! Super cute!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

It is so super adorable, kitty is so cute!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Nathalie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

The Altered Paper said...

This is a beauty! Love your creativity!

Patti said...

Kitty! these just keep getting better!! : ) I love your waves and that little sea captain is just huggable!

Patti

Lucy Woods said...

Aww so so cute!! What a gorgeous little scene! Thanks so much for sharing at Dis Digis!
Lucy x

alex said...

Adorable card Kitty, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
{613 DT Member}
Alex x

Melissa Vining said...

Another totally sweet card! Thanks for joining us again at Clique Kits!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome Kitty. Loving these sea and cat creations of yours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Irena Stefanova said...

Awesome card! Love the scene and that image is way too cute!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at LTSCB. We hope you join us again soon.
Hugs
Irena dt

Tamie said...

Totally adorable waves, cat the boat...just loving your creativity. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT

Pia S said...

Totally fun! Love the waves and those puffy stickers are too cute, a wonderful nautical creation for a guy of any age between 1-100.

Jeannie said...

Hi KT! Very, very cute card, with perfect nautical colors, and a perfect sentiment. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

ike said...

Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

Hugz
IKE x

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Planetsusie said...

Congratulations on your 400 followers! This is such a sweetie of a card, I love the cat in the Captain's hat - definitely brought a smile to my face. Love the little fish too! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Summer Fun) Challenge this month. Please remember that in order to be eligible in the draw you must be a follower of our blog. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very unique card-love the colors and the ocean effect! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn DT

Helen said...

So cute! Love the way you did the sky & the waves!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG - this is simply super adorable !!!!! LOVE it!

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty this is so so cuute
love the CAT in the sea
so lovely scene you made Kitty
you are so creative
jump again to your others card
hugs
Monika

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter, good luck!!! Amy DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey, thanks for the welcome.! Love this cute kitty card. Bet he's salivating over those fishies. LOL what fab die cuts, too. xxD

Eek Eek said...

Cute image but the sea is super awesome in this! I want to have a go at it now.... I'm hoping it works on kraft card...*fingers crossed* :)

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the fish in and out of the waves. Thank you for joining the TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas for a second time.

Rahmat said...

Another fun entry for HLS - Thank you, the cat look fun!

Jackie C said...

Great fun, great card! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card, love those waves!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hugs,
Kelly

Julie said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Melanie said...

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

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Cute card, love the sentiment!
Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #125!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love your under the water theme! Such fun! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge. -Chris, SNS DT

suzARTe said...

Such a cool card Kitty. There is so much dimension and depth in this card, the colours are great as well, you are certainly on a roll.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Heather said...

Ack, how cute!! Love the smiley face on the sun, all those fabulous waves, and the cute little sea creatures. (And of course that sweet kitty) Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Susan Renshaw said...

Cute card!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!