Saturday, May 24, 2008

a winner AND a yummy card to share!

and the winner is.........Chris! i hope you love the adorable little dish whether you keep it or use it as a gift! shoot me an email so i can get your addy!

and now for the card - ANOTHER pink cat!! this is for a sketch challenge over at Paper Patch Crafts. Go check out all the new stuff Ann has gotten in - i especially have my eye on the new design street papers.

i stamped the kitty in currant adirondack ink and i like the look - a nice change from straight black all the time. i colored her in using my aquapainter and adirondack inks in purple twilight, shell pink and clover. i just love the brightness of these colors! the three little roses are also from a pink cat studio set - they are covered in cotton candy stickles and so is the pink rose on her hat. then i hand drew some doodles and traced those in cotton candy too. and now to explain the bottom portion of the background. here are a couple close ups:

the pics definitely don't do it justice. i got this technique out of julia andrus's most recent book - paper transformed - i highly recomend it! i started with white cardstock, colored it with the adirondack inks and my ink blending foam. covered it in several layers of UTEE. put on some perfect medium and then several colors of perfect pearls. more UTEE on top and then as it melted it sunk down thru the pearls in droplets and created an interesting mottled effect.

now off to work! keep watching as there will be more giveaways as we near the product release date PLUS i am working on a contest with a BIG prize coming in a couple weeks - this one is just for you studio g girls!!


  1. Totally adorable card! Love the cat stamp and the coloring of it.

    I have emailed you my info. Thanks so much! :)

  2. I have come to the conclusion that your Pink Cat card looks FABULOUS. LOOOOVE the stamping and I can see that a definitely have to start building up my stamp pad collection because the currant adirondack is YUMMY!! And yeah, black ink can get just a TAD boring!

    RIGHT...another conclusion, your UTEE/perfect pearls looks like CANDY on the card!!! NIIIICE!

  3. Awesome Marti!! I LOVE THIS CARD!! I love everything about it!!
    Great job!!!