Friday, January 27, 2012

Barbles Challenge #2 - Sparkly Caterwauling?

You already know I'm strange, right? OK, good.
For my latest in a series of a billion entries into Barb's second Barbles Challenge, I was inspired by two of her photos: the sparkly daylily (the colour and the sparkle in the dew drops & on the sentiment) and, more obviously, caterwauling!
Supplies: papers from AC Abode;
image from Inkadinkado; Palette Noir ink;
coloured with Prismacolor pencils & Dove blender;
Studio G sentiment; Sakura Stardust glitter pen;
Offray ribbon & Bow Easy;
'dew drops' from the $ store
Using this stamp on a birthday card had never occurred to me - it's packaged with a Christmas sentiment in red & green papers, and then I saw this card by Therese at lostinpaper. (If you've never visited Therese, oh em gee, go right now.) Colouring is not something I do very often, since it takes practice, and I'm more of an instant gratification kind of girl (odd with the quilling, but hey, I yam what I yam). I do like how this kitty turned out though!

There will be more cards from me for Barb's challenge - I know, I know, but not only are there cool prizes, the photos are just whetting my creative appetite. 


Emily Leiphart said...

How cute, Jessi! I love how that little kitty has dressed herself up. Absolutely darling!

Allison Rankin said...

That is so the pop of yellow and all those dew drops!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo pretty Jessi, love the bright yellow with the bow! And your colouring is perfect! Thanks for the lovely shout out!

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, this is adorable! I never would have thought that stamp came from a Christmas set. It really *does* make a fun birthday card!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! I have that stamp and would have never thought to use it on a birthday card! Great idea and super cute card!!

Jenny said...

This little cat is definitely not just for Christmas!! Your colouring is just fine my strange friend and it's a fabulous card ;0)
Love how you recreated the bow!
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

I do that too - get stuck on thinking an image is only for one particular type of card. Go you for breaking out! Love those dew drops and that funky bow!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is super sweet! Love the cat's bow - so perfect for a b-day card!
hugs, Karin

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very nice how those dewdrops frame the cute stamp! And that cute little cat looks perfect in the yellow! Very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Theresa said...

This is darling my friend. What a great image and the coloring is just fabulous. We're too hard on ourselves aren't we. Love the polka dot paper.

lisa arana said...

adorable little kitty and love the fun 'tangled' bow to match.

JJ Bolton said...

So cute! Kudos for taking a seasonal stamp and making it so much more!

Virginia L. said...

Way to stretch your Seasonal stamps, Jessi!! Love this kitty for a birthday card!! So perfect and sweet! Isn't it great that you can use it all year round if you want to? Thanks so much for linking up to "How I Stretch My Stamps" Challenge!