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Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Sweetest Pair

Oh how I love little kittens (and big cats LOL) Isn't this one of the sweetest images ever? She looks so proud and she's being so gentle with the little kitty.

If you love animals too, don't forget the two links on my sidebar - you can play a daily trivia and contribute kibble to dog and cat shelters free to you whether you get the correct answer or not - it's a win-win!!

(Click on photo for detail)

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

STAMPS: I Brake For Stamps - Stampinbak line

INKS: Stampin' Up! So Saffron, More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgundy, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Staz-On Timber Brown, Adirondack Slate, Versamark

SUPPLIES: Dove blender pen, heat gun, Fiskars border punch, Cuttlebug, CB folder Tapestry, hardware - SU, ribbon - Michael's, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, white gel pen, Post-It, stencil brush - tiny


TECHNIQUES: resist, TJ Torn Frames

NOTES: okay, late last night when I was coloring the image with the blender pen and SU inks, the hair was actually dark brown and the dress was mustard but by the time I scanned it just now it had faded out to the colors shown - probably the only almost-grey three year old ever ROTFLMBO - that's artistic license for ya! ~ the bkgd behind the girl was made by stamping the scroll in Versamark on glossy, setting it with a heat gun, then sponging first yellow and then pinkish-red over the edges (got this color scheme from a beautiful card in one of the magazines currently out - sorry, I think it was the Catch Up issue, but I'm not positive... - but the designer was Barb H and the card has a geisha on it) ~ I got the idea for the gray surrounding the image from Ank de B on the IBFS Yahoo group. I don't do her form of artwork justice but I love the effect - makes the image come more alive. Oh, made this panel by stamping the girl in Staz-On, masking, then doing the above resist technique, which I was inspired to do by Kristy C, another fabulous contributing artist over at the IBFS group. Yikes, sounds like I don't have an original thought in my head today LOL but I get so little stamp time in the summer that I get inspiration wherever I can or my stamp gears would get totally rusty! ~ just a hint on the resist technique - my Versamark had a slight reaction where it touched the Staz-On so you may want to mask more thoroughly than I did... ~ bkgd paper was made more visually textural by lightly brayering both shades of yellow ink on white cs

Hope you enjoyed this card, and thanks for stopping in!


Manna said...

This is so sweet, Nancy! Great colouring!

Evelyn S. said...

Her hair is pinky-gray on my monitor. Actually, I thought it was a cute idea! ;-) All the detail is fabulous, Nancy....and the end result is beautiful.

leenda said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you chose!