Monday, September 9, 2013

Simon Says Animal Antics

I can't believe it took me this long to ink up the kitties from Paper Smooches - these stamps arrived while we were camping, and I guess I just needed to hold them & pet them & think about them for a while first :)


Supplies: stamps from Paper Smooches; Palette Noir ink; Versamark; Stampendous black detail EP; Worn Lipstick & Mustard Seed distress inks; Prismacolor pencils; Stampin' Up buttons; plaid paper from Memory Box; classic small circle Nesties

This plaid piece was a rescue - I'd cut the circle in the wrong place for the card it was originally intended for. I embossed the sentiment, sewed on the buttons, & added the twine wrap/bow, and then adhered it to the card base with foam tape. Since the cat was going directly on the base, I chose to use pencils for colouring. The shadow from Hot Concoctions was a good size for a little mat for the cat (resisting the urge to keep rhyming there...barely...).  

Simon Says is having an Animal Antics challenge this week, so I'm throwing this one into the BIG ring.

xoxo,
Jessi

15 comments:

Laura Sterckx said...

Beautiful card! I love the fun buttons, the colors and the cute cat! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Laura

Annette Allen said...

i sooooooo love this.. you do amazing things with buttons..

Lindsey said...

♥ those kitties, too. This one's so adorable in soft grey. :) And the math teacher in me likes your advanced patterning skills with the button frame. ;)

jimlynn said...

Glad you salvaged that piece of paper since it was perfect to frame out the cute little kitty. Great coloring with those pencils and of course I love all the buttons!
Lynn

Andrea W said...

So very cute and happy! I love the plaid paper, buttons and of course the adorable kitty stamp.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

That is so ADORABLE! What a sweet card!!

Asha said...

If this doesn't make you go aaaw, I don't know what will. Just toooo cute, Jessi!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Barbara Godden said...

wow such a cute image, fabulous colouring and love the buttons. Don't you love it when a miss cut becomes useful.

Colleen Dietrich said...

The mat for the cat is not flat, but it's "where it's at". (I am a terrible rhymer)

Love the pink plaid and those darling little flower buttons 'round the frame!

Chris D. said...

Love, love, love this Jessi! The colors, the buttons (you ARE the Button Queen!), that cute kitty - fabulous!

~Tammy~ said...

All pieces must be saved...it will always come in handy somewhere....and you had me at the pretty flower buttons!

lostinpaper said...

Oh hello, this flower button border is absolutely perfect for this sweet design. A total Jessi masterpiece!

Dawn said...

This is so cute! Adorable kitty, fun bright colours and the button frame is purrrrrfect - sorry, I couldn't resist :)

Barb said...

i love this cat image. soooo cute! the buttons are perfect.

Dana said...

The kitty is so cute!! I love the card!! It's so sweet with buttons, twine and colors!!