Thursday, June 17, 2010

Speedy's Friends #7, Background Paper!

Hello, this is my card for this weeks Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge #7, this week we were challenged to make our own background paper. I also combined it with the colour challenge at SCS CC285, mellow moss, barely banana and real red.

I used 2 sets for this card, both from Mark's Finest Papers. My cardbase is chocolate chip, with a layer or real red. Then the bottom is mellow moss embossed with the distressed stripes EF. Then I dragged the creamy caramel ink pad across it to dirty up the raised edges and I sponged around the outside edges.

The top is barely banana stamped with the fern from the Ferns & Chickadees set in chocolate chip, and off stamped to fill in the back. I sponged the edges with barely banana.

The cute little kitty from the Speedy The Cat's Friends set, was stamped with memento rich cocoa onto watercolour paper. I honestly haven't used this technique in a long time, because of my addiction to copics, but this really fun!

I squeezed the close to cocoa and creamy caramel ink pads so I'd have ink on the inside of the lids, and used a paint brush to colour in the kitty. The shadow below is grey. He's playing with a little fern from the Ferns & Chickadees set.

The main image panel is popped up, and I added 3 micro brads to it and red ribbon.

Stamps: Speedy the Cat's Friends, Ferns & Chickadees
Paper: chocolate chip, real red, mellow moss, bare banana, watercolour paper
Ink: memento rich cocoa, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, going grey, pretty in pink (ear), old olive (eye)
Accessories: distressed stripes EF, ribbon, dimensionals, mini brads

Have a Great Day!


Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE THIS! The way you have kitty playing with a fern and the fern bg - way to tie it together! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Markie's Mom said...

Okay...this is SERIOUSLY cute!!!! Love that you added the mini fern for the kitten! How CUTE!!! And, that background ROCKS!!!

Claudine Poch said...

I'm with Faith and Vicki, I LOVE the way the kitten is playing with the fern!! Very clever and it looks great with your fern paper. Excellent!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Julia Aston said...

Super bg stamping on this - love the embossed panel and the sweet kitty stalking in the ferns! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!