OK I'm back in my craft room after Festival of Quilts and normal service should be resumed shortly - with a card :).
The lovely Rach has been giving away lots of blog candy over the last couple of weeks, it seems like each day there is the chance to win a stamp from her. A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to be the winner of a Tilda with kitten stamp. I'm not a cat person, I'm a dog person, but isn't she cute? I have quite a few friends who are cat lovers and this is an ideal stamp for cards for them. THANK YOU Rach!
When I saw that the Just Magnolia challenge this week uses a sketch by Rach I knew I HAD to use my new stamp :). Now, could I find any other challenges to enter? There's another, sister blog to this called Just Magnolia Two, which uses a very helpful 3D tutorial by Debby Yates to inspire its monthly challenge. The Roses on Paper challenge is to use punches and Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge is to use pink & grey. One more: Pile it On's combi challenge this week is Good Things Come in Threes.
Tilda and her kitten (oops, nearly went a bit Mrs Slocombe there!) are coloured with Copics. She's cut out with a Nestie, using Rach's out of the frame technique and edged with Distress Ink. I've stamped her several times and layered the kitten, her right arm and face, and her hair ribbon into 3 layers.
I struggled to find any grey paper and eventually found the pretty grey print in a K&K bargain paper pack. I used a Woodware punch along the paper's bottom edge. I've used a pink DP with grey-ish blue flowers on and then used Distress Ink to stamp tiny flowers over pink pearlescent card for my third paper, adding some Stickles to the flower centres and to Tilda's scarf. The sentiment is by Elusive Images.
There are three pale pink ribbons attached to the card, three brads and three flower petals on the Prima flower. I've used a spacer charm from Quixotic Paperie on the flower centre, the first time I've used one. It won't be the last time, I really like the effect this gives (see close-up) and can see me using these a lot, though I now know I *need* the larger size too :).
I found the colours hard to work with and get enough contrast, but I think I've got there in the end...